Transplace hires ex-Wal-Mart logistics pro
Transplace, a non-asset-based provider of logistics technology and transportation management services, has named former Wal-Mart executive Steve Robinson as senior vice president of operations.
Robinson was executive vice president, retail and consumer packaged goods division for One Network Services, a supply chain intermediary. Before that, he was vice president of global logistics and vice president of supply chain management at Wal-Mart, among other positions. Earlier in his career he served as president of Air Road Express and as a vice president of product marketing for logistics software provider i2 where he worked extensively with manufacturers.
Transplace said his technology, retail and manufacturing experience fit well with the company's core competencies.
He is the second high-ranking manager Transplace has hired with previous experience at Wal-Mart, which is known for its superior logistics operation. In 2006, Kevin Higgins joined the Plano, Texas, company as vice president of international logistics after a stint as director of global transportation for the world's largest retailer.