George Abernathy to President of Logistics

Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced the promotion of George Abernathy to president of Transplace Logistics, which comprises the company’s 3PL, truck brokerage and consulting business units. Tom Sanderson will continue in his role as CEO and maintain direct responsibility for Transplace’s ocean and air forwarding as well as its Mexico business units. The change allows Sanderson to focus on the company’s long-term goals and strategic acquisitions.

“Transplace is experiencing its third straight year of record growth in revenue and earnings, and George has played an integral part in producing those results,” said Sanderson. “He understands what is needed to exceed our customers’ expectations through innovative means such as our Customer Advisory Board, Shipper Symposium and voice-of-the-customer annual surveys.”

Most recently, Mr. Abernathy was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Transplace. He has more than 25 years of industry experience with leadership roles at companies such as J.B. Hunt Transport, Sabre, North American Van Lines and

Since joining Transplace in 2004, Mr. Abernathy has produced a lengthy list of corporate accomplishments, including strong leadership to bridge sales, marketing and operations, the annual Shipper Symposium, a 2006 rebranding effort, the creation of the Customer Advisory Board and leading the sales team to more than 20 percent growth within two years of joining the company. In 2009, Mr. Abernathy was named Marketing Executive of the Year by the Transportation Marketing Communications Association, and he was named a 2007 Supply & Demand Chain Executive ‘Pro to Know’.

Joost Thesseling, managing director at CI Capital Partners, said,

“George’s promotion reflects the industry position of Transplace and the financial performance of the company in the past three years, and signals expectations for even greater success and market share.  It further supports our confidence that Tom Sanderson and the leadership team are actively focusing on the company’s current customer needs as well as organic growth and strategic acquisitions.”

In his remarks upon the public announcement of his promotion, Abernathy echoed a recent successful operations and communications campaign by saying: “I am incredibly proud to say I Am Transplace”.


About Transplace 
Transplace is a non-asset based third party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers, retailers and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to intelligent transportation management systems (TMS) and supply chain network planning and design to high-quality brokerage services, Transplace has proven the ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to customers. The company is recognized among the elite global 3PLs by a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.


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