Steve Simonson joins Fortna as vice president of sales

Simonson brings 24 years of experience in developing strategic supply chain strategies, distribution designs and operations management.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
February 06, 2014 - MMH Editorial

Fortna, the professional services and engineering firm, has announced that Steve Simonson has joined the firm as vice president, sales, reporting to Andrew Breckenridge.

Simonson, a supply chain industry veteran, will work closely with Fortna’s North American sales team to build relationships with both existing and new strategic accounts.

Simonson comes to Fortna from Tompkins International, where he was a partner in the Supply Chain Consulting Group for 14 years. Over his 24 year career, Simonson has demonstrated leadership in selling and developing strategic supply chain strategies, distribution designs, complex software and material handling equipment implementations, and operations management.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Fortna team. I was drawn to Fortna’s vision, the types of complex distribution challenges Fortna solves, and their integrated approach that allows them to be fully accountable to real business results,” said Simonson. “I have a strong passion for quality and for open, honest and frequent communication, and I look forward to getting to know Fortna’s clients.”

“I am delighted to have such an accomplished industry veteran join our team,” stated Andrew Breckenridge, executive vice president of Fortna. “Steve’s knowledge and deep industry experience will add value and strengthen our already solid commitment to delivering results for our clients.”



Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

The report, entitled “Outlook for the Domestic Transport and Logistics Market in 2H14 and Beyond,” takes the view that strong freight levels in the second quarter have left trucking companies in a good position: one in which they need to come up with new plans to handle rising demand. But even with that positive momentum afloat, the report observes that there are some familiar challenges intact, such as a lack of qualified drivers and the regulatory drag from the new hours-of-service rules that took effect in July 2013.

Flags of Convenience are a fact of life in the commercial maritime trade, but several European political action groups are worried that they will pose a threat to the Continent’s air cargo industry.

For May, which is the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI is -7.5, following April’s -7.5. FTR said this reading represents a still-tight capacity environment, as utilization rates hover between 98 percent and 99 percent.

With a 1.1 cent drop to $3.858 per gallon, this follows declines of 2.5 cents, 1.9 cents, and 0.7 cents over the previous three weeks, with the cumulative four-week decline at 6.2 cents.

Second quarter revenue for transportation and logistics titan UPS headed up 5.6 percent annually at $14.3 billion, while operating profit sank 57.1 percent to $747 million. Quarterly net income fell 57.6 percent to $454 million.

About the Author

Josh Bond, Associate Editor
Josh Bond is an associate editor to Modern. Josh was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and contributing editor, has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce. Contact Josh Bond

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.