Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced the appointment of Sonney Jones as sales director for the company’s Mexico division. Jones supplements a strong leadership team and will focus on providing cross-border and intra-Mexico logistics services to a growing number of customers.
Jones joins Transplace with deep expertise in transportation operations and sales with an industrial engineering background. Most recently, Jones served as transportation director for Daltile, a division of Mohawk Industries, where he provided strategic oversight of varied transportation services. In conjunction with Transplace, Jones led the development and implementation of co-loading program, TransMATCH, for Daltile with Whirlpool Corporation, Convermex and Werner Co. in order to optimize capacity utilization and reduce transportation costs. For these efforts, Daltile and its shipper partners won the 2012 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Innovation Award. Jones has also served as corporate industrial engineer for YRC Freight and manager, solutions design, Americas for Crowley Logistics.
“Sonney is a game-changer as demonstrated by his passion and thought leadership in the co-loading program based in Mexico,” said Transplace President & Chief Commercial Officer Officer George Abernathy. “He brings a breadth of supply chain and Mexico experience along with innovative thinking, which will help Transplace further develop new relationships and strengthen current ones.”
Added Jones, “Transplace is a leader in the transportation management and logistics industry with a focus providing both excellent customer service and innovative solutions. I look forward to contributing to its growth and driving advancement in cross-border shipping solutions.”
Transplace is a non-asset, North America-based third party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by supply chain network planning and design, transportation procurement and consulting services. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.