St. Joseph, Michigan, April 24, 2020 . . . Hanson Logistics, a leader in temperature-controlled supply chain services, announced today that Jim Thompson has joined the organization as Senior Director of Transportation.
Jim comes to Hanson Logistics from Whirlpool Corp, where he played major roles in Integrated Supply Chain, Logistics Operations, and Strategic Sourcing areas of the Fortune 500 company. Prior to Whirlpool, Jim worked at Ford Motor Company, where he held a number of roles in Procurement and Materials, Planning & Logistics.
As a member of the senior leadership team, Jim will report directly to Hanson Logistics President and CEO Ken Whah. “I’m excited to welcome Jim Thompson to Hanson Logistics,” said Ken. “Jim’s wealth of experience and expertise in carrier management and procurement will take Hanson transportation to the next level.”
Jim holds an Executive Supply Chain certificate from Michigan State University, MBA from Wayne State University, and bachelor’s degree in Integrated Supply Chain Management from Western Michigan University.
Refrigerated transportation plays a major role in Hanson’s service portfolio, most notably the company’s Velocities Multi-Vendor Consolidation Program which delivers frozen food to the largest retailers throughout the country. Hanson Logistics Transportation Management Services is comprised of the company’s own fleet, operating as Hanson Xpress, as well as managed carriers.
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