Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Transportation management experts Frank Beres and Mark Madott join Lakeside

New hires enhance customer service offering as transportation management company expands

Oakville, Ontario – July 25, 2013: Lakeside is pleased to announce that Frank Beres and Mark Madott have joined the transportation management and supply chain team to support business growth. Celebrating new customers, including Armtec Infrastructure Inc., Lakeside expands its portfolio of transportation experts to enhance client experience and efficiencies.

Frank Beres joined Lakeside in March 2013, bringing more than 20 years of experience as a flatbed specialist. Beres comes with a wealth of knowledge and customer service skills. The hire will help Lakeside continue to make customer needs a top priority.

“Having Frank on board represents our commitment to bringing specific flatbed industry expertise to the Armtec business,” said Tom Coates, Senior Vice President and COO, Lakeside. “And, we know his contribution will go a long way to benefiting our entire organization.”

Mark Madott joins Lakeside at a time of tremendous business growth to fulfill the new role of Director of Transportation Services. As the first point of contact for more than 3500 carriers from across North America, Madott is responsible for overseeing Carrier Relations and Safety & Compliance. With almost 30 years of experience in transportation and warehouse services, most recently as Senior Manager of Perishable Freight at Loblaw’s, Madott will lend his expertise to further optimize operational efficiencies and reduce costs by implementing creative solutions to practical problems.

“Lakeside has always made Carrier Relations and Safety & Compliance a priority,” said Dan Davis, Vice President of Operations, Lakeside. “But having Mark on board will give us more dedicated service and quicker response times as we continue to deliver customized solutions for our clients.”

With 27 years of transportation management and supply chain experience, Lakeside uses its custom SmartSourcing™system to help clients mitigate risk and realize overall business efficiencies across the supply chain network, allowing its clients to focus on its core business and – most importantly – its customers.                                      

SmartSourcing™ transportation with Lakeside:

SmartSourcing™ from Lakeside goes beyond cost reductions. It identifies opportunities to address the company’s business holistically and offer an end-to-end freight management system to mitigate risk, optimize the distribution networks, provide real time business insights to inform business strategy, and drive results.