Echo Global Logistics Elects Nelda Connors to Its Board of Directors
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/13 -- Echo Global Logistics,
Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled
transportation and supply chain management services, announced today
the appointment of Nelda Connors to its Board of Directors, effective
April 12, 2013.
Ms. Connors is the founder, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of
Pine Grove Holdings, LLC, an advisory services and investment firm.
She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atkore
International Inc. from December 2010 until June 2011. Atkore,
formerly the Electrical and Metal Products division of Tyco
International, became privately held in December 2010, and Ms.
Connors served as President of this Tyco division from April 2008.
Prior to joining Tyco, she served as Vice President at Eaton
Corporation from August 2002 to March 2008 where she held several
positions in operations, continuous improvement and general
management. Prior to joining Eaton, Ms. Connors was employed in a
number of executive and management capacities in the automotive
industry. Ms. Connors serves on the board of directors of Boston
Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX), the Federal Reserve Bank of
Chicago, Blount International, Inc. (NYSE: BLT) and Vesuvius plc, and
as a trustee for the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Chicago. Ms.
Connors holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical
engineering from the University of Dayton.
"We are pleased to welcome Nelda Connors to the Echo Board," said
Douglas R. Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer of Echo. "Nelda brings
to our Board broad experience in the areas of operations and
financial management and business strategy that will serve the best
interests of the company and our shareholders."
"The leadership position Echo enjoys in transportation management led
me to accept the invitation to join their board," said Ms. Connors.
"I look forward to applying my business and financial experience to
help Echo meet its strategic goals."
About Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, based in Chicago, is a leading provider of
technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management
services, delivered on a proprietary technology platfor
m, serving the
transportation and logistics needs of its clients. Echo maintains a
web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from
its network of over 24,000 transportation providers to serve its
clients' shipping and freight management needs. Echo procures
transportation and provides logistics services for clients across a
wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, construction,
consumer products and retail. For more information on Echo, visit:
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