PHOENIX, AZ – May 22, 2017 – GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced that Kirsten Castillo Hall has been named chief operating officer.
Hall joins GlobalTranz as part of its recently announced acquisition of Logistics Planning Services (LPS), where she was chief executive officer. She brings 21 years of supply chain and operations management experience to her role. Prior to becoming CEO of LPS, Hall served as chief operating officer and was responsible for the company’s Enterprise Operations, Projects and Brokerage divisions. In both her COO and CEO roles, Hall was instrumental to achieving LPS’ aggressive growth plan and overall success in the 3PL industry. Prior to joining LPS, Hall held progressive supply chain operations management roles at Imation, a spin-off company of 3M. Hall is a recent graduate of the Fuqua School of Business, Global Executive MBA program.
“I’m excited to join the GlobalTranz team,” said Hall. “Joining the company following its acquisition of LPS will ensure a seamless transition for LPS customers and employees and will enable me to continue to work for a market leader in the logistics industry. I look forward to helping GlobalTranz continue its rapid pace of growth.”
“I’m pleased to welcome Kirsten to the GlobalTranz team,” said Bob Farrell, chairman and chief executive officer of GlobalTranz. “Kirsten’s experience and strong track record of success at LPS will be extremely valuable as we expand our managed transportation business and continue to solidify our market leadership position in the freight brokerage and 3PL markets.”
GlobalTranz is a technology-driven freight brokerage company specializing in LTL, full truckload, third-party logistics and expedited shipping services. GlobalTranz is leading the market in innovative logistics technology that optimizes the efficiency of freight movement and matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in near real-time. Leveraging its extensive freight agent network, GlobalTranz has emerged as a fast-growing market leader with a customer base of over 25,000 shippers. In 2017, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 13th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. For more information, visit permissible-script.flywheelsites.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.
On April 27th, GlobalTranz participated in National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
The event allows children to be exposed to the work life of their parents and gives them an early introduction to a typical work day. According to the Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation, this day shows kids “the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future, and allowing them to begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.”
GlobalTranz organized a series of events for the day, including tours of the office, games, and the opportunity to get up close and personal with a full-size tractor trailer truck – courtesy of Swift Transportation.
To create real-world working environment for the kids to experience, GlobalTranz’ head of recruiting taught the group what it was like to be an applicant at GlobalTranz. HR then hired them as employees for the day and explained how payroll and taxes work. Timecards were created for each child, so all “hours worked” could be recorded. A GlobalTranz store was set up so kids could spend their earnings on t-shirts, Frisbees, sunglasses and other swag.
Exploring the Swift Transportation truck and meeting the truck driver were big highlights of the day – providing kids an exciting and fun way to learn about the business of logistics.
GlobalTranz has promoted internally for oversight of employee training and development, naming Brandon Copeland to the role. Brandon started his career at GlobalTranz in February 2012 as a Carrier Representative on the Van Capacity team. He was promoted to Capacity Manager, where he led and managed the Van and Refrigerated Departments. Brandon later transitioned into the Supervisor of Operations Training role, helping shape the future for our Operations team members. In 2014, he managed all aspects the of Training Program – Sales, Operations, Recruiting & Quality Assurance. In this role, he enhanced our training offerings with new curriculum development and software integration platforms. By creating video content and software updates, Brandon has strived to ensure that all new features and product releases are effectively communicated throughout the entire GlobalTranz network. In addition, Brandon pioneered our Internship and Mentorship Programs as well as created lasting partnerships with local universities and supply chain organizations around the Valley.
Brandon will now oversee the Training & Development Program in its entirety, which includes both Direct Sales and the Corporate side of the business. His main focus and goal is to create an engaging, inviting and cohesive employee development path and culture.