Transplace Hires Jim French as Chief Technology Officer

January 15, 2019

Leading Logistics Company Selects IT Veteran to Head Technology Infrastructure and Development of Logistics Management Solutions


January 15, 2019 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, today announced the appointment of Jim French as the company’s chief technology officer (CTO). French will oversee the company’s IT infrastructure and development, and will report directly to Transplace CEO Frank McGuigan. Former CTO, Mike Dieter, will transition to the role of chief information officer (CIO) at Transplace.

“Jim’s extensive experience in technology innovation and leadership make him a perfect fit for Transplace,” said McGuigan. “As a technology company, it is important to have dynamic leaders who are able to direct and foster our IT planning and performance. Having both Jim and Mike as part of Transplace’s leadership team will better position the company to deliver innovative technology solutions that drive supply chain efficiencies and improve financial performance and service for our customers.”

With more than 30 years of experience working in the information technology industry, French has worked with a wide range of user interface, transaction processing and data technologies, operating both on premise and in the cloud. Prior to joining Transplace, French served as CTO at MoneyGram International, a leading global money transfer service provider, where he was responsible for all technology at the company, including application development, enterprise architecture, service management, infrastructure network operations, internal financial, marketing and legal systems and end-user computing. He has also held IT positions in the travel technology sector, including a number of leadership positions at Sabre – one of the largest transaction processors in the world.

“I am honored to join a leading technology company such as Transplace,” said French. “Transplace has a strong reputation as a technology innovator with a customer-focused culture. I look forward to helping guide Transplace’s ongoing pursuit to deliver logistics solutions that deliver measurable value to its customers.”

With French joining Transplace as CTO, Mike Dieter will assume the role of CIO, where he will be responsible for all third-party technology initiatives, including the programs associated with freight brokerage and the Celtic Intermodal tech platform, customs brokerage execution platform, visibility relationships and more.

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About Transplace
Transplace is the leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, helping manufacturers, retailers and distributors optimize supply chain operations and increase financial performance. Offering a complete suite of transportation management, strategic capacity, and cross-border & global trade services, Transplace’s customizable logistics solutions and best-in-class technology gives businesses greater control of their transportation operations and enhanced visibility of shipments and overall supply chain performance. With deep expertise in key vertical markets, including consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, retail and chemicals, Transplace works to strategically design and manage customer networks in the most efficient, cost-effective manner. As North America’s largest transportation management provider, Transplace leverages its entire network to solve large-scale, complex supply chain problems for its customers. From small-to-medium businesses to global brands, Transplace delivers the optimal blend of actionable business intelligence and operational excellence you need to manage your supply chain with certainty. Learn more at

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Stephen Dye