CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/14 --
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced today that Nitin Kapoor has been named Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Kapoor previously was the Senior Vice President, Products and Services at the company. He joined Echo Global Logistics in March of 2013, coming to the company from Open Mile, a Boston-based truckload brokerage acquired by Echo. As the Co-Founder and the Vice President of Engineering and Product at Open Mile, Mr. Kapoor developed the firm's cloud-based technology that brought automation to manual transportation
management processes. Mr. Kapoor has over 18 years of experience in managing technology innovation at supply chain and e-commerce companies.
"Technological innovation is vital to our consistent growth. It allows us to build solutions that uncomplicate our client's transportation processes," said Douglas R. Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics. "Our technology initiatives require a leader with vision and expertise, and Nitin brings the industry experience to push our technical solutions that will help further grow our business."
Before co-founding Open Mile, Mr. Kapoor was the Director, Platform Engineering at Sterling Commerce, a Columbus-based software company that was acquired by IBM. He also co-founded and held the Director of Technology position at Yantra Corporation, a provider of order management and supply chain technology solutions.
About Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, based in Chicago, is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Echo maintains a proprietary web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 26,000 transportation providers to serve its clients' transportation and supply chain management needs. Echo services clients across a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, consumer products and retail. For more information on Echo, visit: www.echo.com.
Source: Echo Global Logistics
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