CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced today the appointment of Julie Knudson to the role of Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
"At Echo Global Logistics, we are actively developing the very best pool of talent in the industry to help us maintain our impressive growth rate," said Doug Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics. "We selected Julie for her impressive background in all aspects of human resource management. Her skills will aid us in further building our sales and operations teams to ensure we achieve the greatest returns from our extensive investment in training and development."
Ms. Knudson previously led human resources for satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe. Prior to her time with DigitalGlobe, Ms. Knudson served with the William J. Clinton Foundation in Rwanda, an organization created by the former President to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment. She also has senior HR leadership experience at a variety of service and technology firms, including YesMail, Accenture, Navitaire, and Peterson Consulting.
A graduate of the University of Illinois, Ms. Knudson received a Sloan Master's degree from the London Business School.
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 platform, 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: www.echo.com. The Echo Global Logistics, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5293