UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 10, 2018

 

ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

 

001-34470
(Commission
File Number)

 

20-5001120
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

600 West Chicago Avenue
Suite 725
Chicago, Illinois
(Address of principal executive offices)

 

60654
(Zip Code)

 

(800) 354-7993

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

 

(d) On September 10, 2018, the Board of Directors the (“Board”) of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board from six to seven directors through a written consent executed by the Board and, upon recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, appointed Virginia L. Henkels to fill the newly-created vacancy on the Board. Ms. Henkels will serve as a member of each of the Audit Committee of the Board and the Compensation Committee of the Board. A copy of the press release announcing Ms. Henkels’ appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

 

From 2008 to 2017, Ms. Henkels, age 50, served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Swift Transportation Company, a then-publicly traded transportation services company, where she led numerous capital market transactions including its 2010 initial public offering. She also held various finance and accounting leadership positions with increasing responsibilities since 2004 at Swift Transportation and from 1990 to 2002 at Honeywell International, Inc. (NYSE: HON), a worldwide diversified technology and manufacturing leader, including an expatriate international assignment. Ms. Henkels, has served as a director and member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of LCI Industries (NYSE: LCII), a supplier of components for original equipment manufacturers of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, since 2017. Ms. Henkels has also served as a director of Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) since 2017. Ms. Henkels holds a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of Arizona. Ms. Henkels is currently a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Women’s Corporate Director organizations. She is a former CPA with extensive experience in finance, accounting, capital markets, and investor relations as well as experience in strategy development, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, audit, corporate culture, and corporate governance.

 

Ms. Henkels will receive the same compensation and benefits made available to other non-employee directors of the Company as described in the Company’s 2018 proxy statement and future proxy statements, such compensation to be pro rated based on the effective date of the commencement of her service as a director of the Company. Ms. Henkels will also receive indemnification to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware General Corporation Law and the Company’s By-laws, under which the Company indemnifies, defends and holds harmless its directors from and against losses and expenses as a result of Board service.

 

There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Henkels and any other persons pursuant to which she was elected as a director of the Company. There are no family relationships between Ms. Henkels and any directors, executive officer, or any person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director. There are no related person transactions (within the meaning of Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission) between Ms. Henkels and the Company.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

99.1

 

Press Release dated September 10, 2018.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS, INC.

Dated: September 10, 2018

By

/s/ Kyle Sauers

 

Name:

Kyle Sauers

 

Title:

Chief Financial Officer

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Echo Global Logistics Elects Virginia Henkels to Its Board of Directors

 

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced that Virginia “Ginnie” Henkels was named to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective Monday, September 10, 2018.

 

Ms. Henkels served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Swift Transportation Company, a $4 billion North American truckload carrier, from 2008 to 2017. There she held various accounting and finance leadership positions starting in 2004. Prior to joining Swift, she served in numerous finance roles at Honeywell International, a multinational conglomerate company that makes consumer and commercial products as well as aerospace systems.

 

Ms. Henkels has over 20 years of experience in transportation management, investor relations, finance, accounting, and capital markets. She currently serves as a Board Member at Viad Corp. and LCI Industries, and as Chair of the Audit Committee for LCI. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Women Corporate Directors community, which represents the top levels of female leadership in business today.

 

“Ginnie’s broad experience in Fortune 1000 public companies in the areas of finance, accounting, capital market transactions, and corporate governance makes her an excellent addition to our board,” said Doug Waggoner, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer at Echo. “We look forward to Ginnie’s insights and contributions as Echo maintains its focus on innovative technology in transportation.”

 

“Echo simplifies transportation management in a way that’s greatly impacting the industry,” said Henkels. “From the time they were founded through today, they have remained at the forefront of technological disruption in the transportation space. I’m proud to join the board of this top-ranked logistics company as it continues to be a proven leader.”

 

About Echo Global Logistics

 

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO) is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 30 offices around the country, Echo offers freight brokerage and Managed Transportation solutions for all major modes, including truckload, partial truckload, LTL, intermodal, and expedited. Echo maintains a proprietary, web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 40,000 transportation providers to serve clients across a wide range of industries and simplify the critical tasks involved in

 



 

transportation management. For more information on Echo Global Logistics, visit: www.echo.com.

 

ECHO: Corporate

 

INVESTOR RELATIONS:
Kyle Sauers
Chief Financial Officer
Echo Global Logistics
312-784-7695

 

Zach Jecklin
VP of Strategy
Echo Global Logistics
312-784-2046

 

MEDIA RELATIONS:
Christopher Clemmensen
SVP of Marketing
Echo Global Logistics
312-784-2132