Friday, January 30, 2015

CN Plan to Buy Back Shares

MONTREAL, Jan. 30, 2015 - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that it intends to purchase for cancellation up to 1.2 million of its common shares pursuant to a private agreement between CN and an arm's-length third-party seller. The purchase will form part of CN's repurchase program for up to 28 million shares announced on Oct. 21, 2014.

Such purchase will be made pursuant and subject to the terms of an issuer bid exemption order issued by the Autorité des marchés financiers (Order) and will take place before March 31, 2015. In accordance with the Order, CN's purchases under such private agreements will not exceed, in the aggregate, one-third of the maximum number of shares that it may purchase under its share repurchase program, or 9,333,333 common shares. The price that CN will pay for any common shares purchased by it under such agreements will be negotiated by CN and the third-party seller and will be at a discount to the prevailing market price of CN's common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange at the time of the purchase. Information regarding each purchase, including the number of common shares purchased and aggregate purchase price, will be available on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at following the completion of any such purchase.

Forward-Looking Statements 
Certain information included in this news release constitutes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and under Canadian securities laws, including potential purchases of common shares for cancellation under a normal course issuer bid or by private agreements. CN cautions that, by their nature, these forward-looking statements involve risk, uncertainties and assumptions. The Company cautions that its assumptions may not materialize and that the current economic conditions render such assumptions, although reasonable at the time they were made, subject to greater uncertainty.

Important risk factors that could affect the above forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic and business conditions, industry competition, inflation, currency and interest rate fluctuations, changes in fuel prices, legislative and/or regulatory developments, compliance with environmental laws and regulations, actions by regulators, various events which could disrupt operations, including natural events such as severe weather, droughts, floods and earthquakes, labor negotiations and disruptions, environmental claims, uncertainties of investigations, proceedings or other types of claims and litigation, risks and liabilities arising from derailments, and other risks and assumptions detailed from time to time in reports filed by CN with securities regulators in Canada and the United States. Reference should be made to "Management's Discussion and Analysis" in CN's annual and interim reports, Annual Information Form and Form 40-F filed with Canadian and U.S. securities regulators, available on CN's website, for a summary of major risks and assumptions.

CN assumes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect future events, changes in circumstances, or changes in beliefs, unless required by applicable Canadian securities laws. In the event CN does update any forward-looking statement, no inference should be made that CN will make additional updates with respect to that statement, related matters, or any other forward-looking statement.

CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN - Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries -- serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the Company's website at

Cardinal Logistics Announces Tom White as Executive Chairman

Concord, N.C. (January 30, 2015) – Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation, a nationwide provider of transportation and third-party logistics services, today announced the appointment of Tom White as Executive Chairman of Cardinal and its parent company, Cardinal Logistics Holdings, LLC. Mr. White succeeds Brandt McKee, who has been serving as interim Chairman of the parent company following the departure of John Tague in November 2014.  Mr. McKee will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the parent company.

Tom White, 57, brings a wealth of experience to this role, having formerly served in senior management positions with CEVA Logistics, a leading global forwarding and contract logistics company, Hub Group, Inc., a leading domestic intermodal and logistics company and as Board Chairman of Quality Distribution, Inc., the leading North American chemical bulk and intermodal transportation company.

In accepting the role of Executive Chairman at Cardinal, Mr. White said, “I am excited to join such a high quality organization with its intense customer-focused culture. Cardinal is a leading dedicated transportation provider in the United States with talented people and a broad array of capabilities and technologies. I look forward to working with Cardinal’s management team and its majority owner Centerbridge Partners to strengthen and grow the business.”

Commenting on the appointment of Mr. White to the Executive Chairman position, Will Manuel, Senior Managing Director at Centerbridge Partners, remarked, “Tom is a proven leader who has the experience and skill set necessary to successfully lead our market-leading organization.”

About Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation
Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation is a privately held third-party logistics provider serving the United States and Canada. Cardinal and its affiliates offer an integrated service platform to customers including dedicated, irregular route truckload, full-service truckload brokerage, warehouse-based logistics and managed transportation services. Cardinal is one of the largest for-hire providers of dedicated refrigerated transportation in the United States. The company ranks 23rd among Transport Topics’ Top 50 Logistics Providers, is a Food Logistics Top 100 3PL Provider and an Inbound Logistics Top 100 Motor Carrier.

About Centerbridge
Centerbridge Partners, L.P. is a private investment firm based in New York City and currently has approximately $25 billion in capital under management. The firm focuses on private equity and credit investments. The firm is dedicated to partnering with world-class management teams across targeted industry sectors to help companies achieve their operating and financial objectives.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

LQ Board Announcement - Michael Snedden

January 28, 2015, Toronto, ON - LQ is pleased to announce that Michael Snedden, Transportation & Retail Operations Manager, Rogers Communications, has accepted LQ’s invitation to join its Advisory Board.  Michael has an expansive background in Supply Chain and Logistics ranging from supply & inventory management, distribution & fulfillment, solution design and business development.   In his current role Michael is currently responsible for carrier management and retail forecasting & replenishment.  With more than 20 years of supply chain experience Michael previously held various logistics positions at IBM Canada Ltd.

About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit

LQ's Advisory Board
As a resource for logisticians, academics and executives in other disciplines in the United States and Canada, LQ offers ideas for leadership in logistics, supply chain management and transportation, and provides a unique bridge between business, academia and practitioners. LQ’s Advisory Board and contributors afford authoritative thinking on the complex and fast-changing work of the logistics and supply chain management business - with a unique focus on best practices in the United States and Canada. LQ's Board plays a pivotal role in providing direction for LQ Magazine and LQ’s bi-annual Symposiums.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LQ Board Announcement - Ian Murray

LQ is pleased to announce that Ian Murray has accepted LQ’s invitation to join its Advisory Board

January 28, 2015, Toronto, ON - Ian Murray has been at Canadian Pacific (CP) for over two decades and returned to Intermodal in 2011 after building and leading CP's Logistics Solutions division, based in Alberta, for 10 years. In his current position he is responsible for providing overall business direction and developing strategies to deliver quality growth that provides value to CP's domestic and international intermodal customers. Ian's experience in distribution, logistics services and transportation provide a good background for him to discuss supply chain excellence and the role CP can play in supporting customers' goals.

About Canadian Pacific:
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.

LQ's Advisory Board:
As a resource for logisticians, academics and executives in other disciplines in the United States and Canada, LQ offers ideas for leadership in logistics, supply chain management and transportation, and provides a unique bridge between business, academia and practitioners. LQ’s Advisory Board and contributors afford authoritative thinking on the complex and fast-changing work of the logistics and supply chain management business - with a unique focus on best practices in the United States and Canada. LQ's Board plays a pivotal role in providing direction for LQ Magazine and LQ’s bi-annual Symposiums.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Canadian Pacific Announcement

Canadian Pacific announces the appointment of Timothy E. Marsh as Senior Vice-President Sales and Marketing

January 21, 2015 Calgary, AB - Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) (NYSE:CP) has announced that Timothy (Tim) E. Marsh has been appointed Senior Vice-President Sales and Marketing effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Marsh joins CP from COSCO where he had been Executive Vice-President North America Trade Division. His career at COSCO began in 2002 when he was appointed General Manager National Sales. Marsh brings to CP 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the international shipping industry.

"Finding the right person to lead CP's sales and marketing team is integral as we look to position ourselves for long-term growth," said Keith Creel, CP's President and Chief Operating Officer. "Our team has built a strong foundation for the future, and with Tim leading the charge, we expect to provide innovative service to our customers, uncover new opportunities, diversify the business and achieve our goals."

As Senior Vice-President Sales and Marketing, Marsh will lead a large, world-class sales and marketing organization. Marsh will be responsible for enhancing existing revenues, winning new business, prioritizing and improving the quality of the book of business, diversifying the revenue base by creating new products and services, identifying opportunities – and developing strategies – for new, aligned lines of business.

"I am thrilled at the opportunity to join a Canadian icon such as CP, which is in the midst of a remarkable transformation," said Marsh. "CP's focus on the customer, service and its own people makes it a company that attracts the best talent, and I am humbled to join such an ambitious and capable team."

Marsh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Le Moyne University in Syracuse, New York and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Phoenix.

About Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.

Monday, January 19, 2015

BCG Logistics Group Acquires Cannon Express, LLC.

Toronto, ON - January 19, 2015 - BCG Logistics Group is proud to announce it has acquired a participating interest in Cannon Express, LLC, an asset-based carrier serving the southeastern US market from its headquarters in Atlanta, GA.

This acquisition reflects BCG Logistics’ strategy in Canada and the United States to offer its growing portfolio of international customers more services, efficiencies and a ‘One America Supply Chain Solution’.

Cannon will continue to operate as a separate company and using the Cannon Express brand under the auspices of Toronto-based BCG Logistics Group. In addition the existing Cannon management team will continue to report to Cannon President, Frank A. Cannon.

In this initial phase of the integration process, the Cannon team plans to leverage BCG Logistics’ technologies, such as its proprietary TMS “STARS” technology, to meet its customers growing demand for more information, new efficiencies and services. Both BCG Logistics Group and Cannon Express have focused their businesses on providing high quality regional solutions in the U.S. and Canadian markets, and BCG’s proprietary “STARS” Technology will contribute to Cannon’s reputation as a regional leader in the pre-8 a.m. delivery market.

“The acquisition of Cannon Express is consistent with BCG Logistics’ corporate strategy to expand its portfolio of services and increase its scope of customers and operations in North America,” says Allan Smith, President  & CEO of BCG Logistics Group, adding: “The staff and current owners at Cannon are excited to be part of BCG’s future and we will be incorporating “STARS” into Cannon’s existing southeastern US customer base in the coming months. This is an important part of a strong, fully integrated partnership that will offer BCG Logistics Group’s clients an enhanced portfolio of trans border services. It’s our company’s strategy to support our customers’ distribution efforts across North America by leveraging one powerful and growing platform.”

About BCG Logistics Group

BCG Logistic Group is a technology-based 3PL, dedicating to developing and managing innovative distribution programs in Canada for its international client base as a full-service Canadian 3PL. Its portfolio of services includes: supply chain consulting, U.S. and Canadian transportation management, cross-dock operations (pre-8 a.m. parts distribution), freight audit and payment services. BCG Logistics is a complete service provider offering extensive experience in retail, automotive, agricultural and industrial distribution and sequencing for its diverse customer base, with locations across Canada that include: Toronto, ON; Branford, ON; Vancouver, BC; Edmonton, AB; Winnipeg, MB and in the Midwestern United States, Chicago, IL. BCG Logistics’ technical team has developed an innovative, customized, flexible and user-friendly TMS operating system, “STARS”, which offers complete visibility and accountability of customer supply chains. For more information on BCG Logistics visit:

About Cannon Express, LLC

Cannon is a full service asset-based pre-8 a.m. parts carrier offering unattended daily delivery services with real time visibility for regional dealers and wholesalers through its 12 locations across the southeastern United States. For more information on Cannon Express visit:

For more information contact:
Teena Medeiros
BCG Logistics Group

Manitoulin Transport Acquires LTL Division of Hi-Way 13

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- January 19, 2015 -- Manitoulin Transport announced today that it has purchased the less-than-truckload (LTL) division of Hi-Way 13, which is based in Camrose, AB. This is the second Alberta-based LTL acquisition for Manitoulin in four months.

Under the agreement, Manitoulin has acquired all Hi-Way 13 LTL division employees and related assets which include a modern fleet of trucks, tractors, dry and heated vans and a network of terminals in that province's cities of: Calgary, Edmonton, Provost, Wetaskiwin and Camrose.

Effective today, all freight will be handled under the Manitoulin Transport banner.
"There are three key reasons for this purchase," said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Transport, in a press release. "First, Hi-Way 13 is a major player in a geographic pocket of Alberta that we want to have a stronger presence in.  Second, their reputation for quality, customer service, and their stellar safety record are all characteristics Manitoulin holds dear. Third, like Manitoulin, Hi-Way 13 has built strong relationships with customers over several decades, which we greatly value and intend to build upon."

"In recent years Manitoulin has made numerous strategic acquisitions to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers," said Gord Smith, chief executive officer, Manitoulin Group of Companies, a press release.  "Customers acquired in the past have been very pleased with the fact that they moved to a company that can provide comprehensive support for their supply chain through technology, a diverse range of equipment, the capacity to help them grow and expand into new areas, and the ability to manage their shipments to and from any place in the world.  We believe Hi-Way 13 customers will feel the same way and will welcome the breadth of service Manitoulin can provide them."

About Manitoulin Transport
Manitoulin Transport is a North American transportation and logistics solutions provider.  As a single-source carrier, it offers a wide array of transportation solutions, including; expedited less-than-truckload and truckload, transborder, intermodal, private fleet, guaranteed service, temperature-controlled, dangerous goods and supply chain management.  Manitoulin leverages its extensive network to service major urban and rural areas. In North America, its distribution coverage consists of more than 60 Canadian terminals and 250 U.S. service centres. All these solutions are assisted by its technology that provides customers with 24 x 7 shipping information to manage and complete their supply chain processes.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Accuristix Announcement

Toronto, ON – January 14, 2015 – Cameron Joyce, Chairman, Accuristix, is pleased to announce the appointment of Reg Sheen to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Accuristix, effective today. As CEO, Reg will have full oversight of all aspects of Accuristix.

Under Reg's direction as COO over the last year, Accuristix has made many positive strides in several areas. In addition to building on this success, Reg brings with him a full scope of experience for the expanded role, having spent the last two decades in executive roles in operations, logistics, finance and strategic planning.

In Cameron Joyce’s new role as Chairman, he will focus on the governance and strategic objectives of Accuristix, and in supporting Reg and his team in achieving Accuristix's vision for the future.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


ATLANTA, Jan. 14 – UPS® (NYSE:UPS) today announced three international facility expansions driven by growing demand from retail and high-tech customers. The moves add nearly 220,000 sq. ft. (about 20,000 sqm) to UPS’s global supply chain network. The newly expanded facilities are located in Krefeld, Germany; Butzbach (near Frankfurt am Main), Germany; and Venlo, Netherlands.
UPS, which recently announced it added 1.2 million sq. ft. (110,000 sqm) to four North American locations, has 596 supply chain facilities, now totaling more than 33 million sq. ft. (more than 3 million sqm) globally.
“We continue to expand our contract logistics reach and capabilities in Europe to serve the growing demands of our B2B and B2C customers,” said Harld Peters, vice president of UPS Contract Logistics Europe in a press release. “These facility investments are testaments to our continued commitment to supply our customers in Europe with solutions that allow their businesses to be more competitive.”

Services and capabilities offered at UPS supply chain facilities include: warehousing and order fulfillment; inventory, transportation and returns management; custom kitting and packaging; store-ready displays; critical parts repair; and same-day delivery.

Facility details:

-Krefeld, Germany
      This location in Krefeld, Germany, added 53,000 sq. ft. (5,000 sqm) driven by high-tech and retail customer growth. The facility offers post-sales services.

-Butzbach (near Frankfurt am Main), Germany
      High-tech and retail growth, along with post-sales expertise, created the demand for the 75,000 sq. ft. (7,000 sqm) expansion in Butzbach, Germany.

-Venlo, Netherlands
      Strategically located between two existing contract logistics and distribution leased spaces, this 91,000 sq. ft. (8,500 sqm) facility in Venlo was driven by high-tech and retail customer growth. It also offers post-sales distribution services.

About UPS
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at® and its corporate blog can be found at

CEVA wins Logistics Company of the Year for Fifth Time in Italy

Milan, Italy, 14 January 2015 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has been named Logistics Company of the Year in Italy for the fifth time by Assologistica, the leading Italian association of logistics companies.

This year’s award was given in recognition of CEVA’s TechCity - a logistics hub dedicated to the warehousing, handling and cross-docking of products for the electronics sector - which was opened in June 2014.

TechCity covers an area of 90,000 sq m and is strategically-located in Pognano, in the province of Bergamo. Thanks to its location at the heart of CEVA’s integrated European logistics network, TechCity provides access not just to the whole of Italy, but also to all other major markets throughout Europe.

The Assologistica awards, considered the most prestigious logistics accolades in Italy, are organized annually, and are now in their tenth year.

With this latest award, CEVA in Italy has been crowned Logistics Company of the Year five years in a row. In 2010 it received the award for its City of Books facility, in 2011 for the Milan Control Tower, in 2012 for its Airport Project and in 2013 for its City of Pharma.

Vittorio Consonni, CEVAs Technology Sales Manager, Italy, said: “It is an honor to receive the Logistics Company of the Year Award for CEVA’s TechCity. TechCity is an innovative and strategic logistics solution dedicated to electronics companies; by bringing producers’ and retailers’ warehousing and information systems together under one roof, it enables them to rationalise inbound cargo flows, achieving significant economies of scale and enhanced standards  of service for customers”.

Adds Emanuele Puglia, CEVA’s Sales Manager, Consumer & Retail, Italy: “TechCity is the third of CEVA’s sector-focused multi-user hubs - sharing infrastructures, networks, people and processes. In the near future, CEVA in Italy intends to implement this strategic approach to further sectors, in order to replicate the benefits of this innovation.”

Bacardi Partners with Ryder to Promote Sustainable Shipping Practices

Company’s “Good Spirited” initiative orchestrates fuel-efficient solutions with fewer trucks on the highways

Hamilton, Bermuda, January 14, 2015 – A logistical symphony unfolds as BACARDÍ rum rolls off bottling lines at the Bacardi facility in Jacksonville, Florida. Everyday thousands of cases are loaded into shipping containers for nationwide distribution via truck, train or a combination of the two.

“It’s what we call intermodal transportation. Rail lines carry the product for long distances, and then trucks are at the other end for the shorter haul. The upshot is that there are fewer big rigs on the highway which can help to lower CO2 emissions,” explains Robert Damon, Bacardi North America Transportation Director in a press release.

Bacardi partners with Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) – well known for its fleet of trucks, tractors and trailers – and increasingly, for its sustainable logistics and supply-chain solutions. Ryder procures all of Bacardi’s U.S. domestic shipments and has helped the company transition more of those shipments from truckload to intermodal.

“Ryder’s business model to improve transportation logistics is perfectly married to the long-standing commitment Bacardi has to sustainability with its supply chain,” says Nanci Tellam, Ryder Environmental Services & Sustainability Group Director. “It’s rewarding to see how the two companies work together to lower operating costs, improve transportation efficiencies and reduce greenhouse gases.”

“We make sure the carriers and companies we work with are cognizant of the need and support efforts to create a cleaner and more fuel-efficient environment,” adds Damon.

The collaboration includes partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership program promoting vehicles equipped with clean, fuel efficient SmartWay Verified Technologies.  Bacardi has advanced as a semi-finalist in the EPA’s annual SmartWay Excellence Award process for superior environment performance for the past two consecutive years, a unique achievement in the spirits industry. For global distribution, Bacardi also is a member of GreenFreight Europe, the sister organization of SmartWay.

The Company’s transportation efficiencies show significant improvement over the past few years. “In 2009, 65 percent of our shipments out of the Jacksonville facility were over the road – and 35 percent intermodal.  In just five years, we have reversed that,” says Damon. “We are now 65 percent intermodal and 35 percent over the road.”

Since 2006, Bacardi has reduced both nonrenewable energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from production by nearly 28 percent. Building on current programs and efficiencies that reduce water and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, the Bacardi Limited global sustainability platform, “Good Spirited,” reinforces the Company’s years of leadership in corporate social responsibility and sets specific goals in three areas to help the Company reach its vision of a net zero impact:

·         Responsible Sourcing: Bacardi strives to obtain all raw materials and packaging from sustainably sourced, renewable or recycled materials while maintaining or enhancing the economic status of growers and suppliers. By 2017, the goal is to obtain 40 percent of the sugarcane-derived products used to make BACARDÍ® rum from certified, sustainable sources – and 100 percent by 2022. This pledge from Bacardi is an industry first.
·         Global Packaging: Bacardi commits to use eco-design to craft sustainability into its brand packaging and point-of-sale materials. By 2017, Bacardi plans to reduce the weight of its packaging by 10 percent and achieve 15 percent by 2022.
·         Operational Efficiencies: Bacardi continues to focus on reducing water use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with a 2017 goal to cut water use by 55 percent and GHG emissions by 50 percent. In addition, Bacardi aims to eliminate landfill waste at all of its production sites by 2022.

To learn more about Bacardi Limited and its “Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future” environmental initiative for sourcing, packaging and operational efficiencies across the entire Bacardi family of premium spirits brands, visit

 About the EPA SmartWay Excellence Award
The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors top shipping (retailers and manufacturers) and logistics company partners for superior environmental performance and additional actions to reduce freight emissions through effective collaboration, advanced technology and operational practices, a robust system for validating and reporting their SmartWay data and communications and public outreach. The SmartWay Excellence Award also recognizes top truck and multi-modal carrier partners that are setting efficiency benchmarks in how they move products and supplies.

The SmartWay program launched in 2004 to help the freight industry improve its environmental performance. Clean air achievements through SmartWay include reducing over 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide which is equivalent to emissions from over 120 million barrels of oil or the emissions from 10 million cars for one year. SmartWay has also reduced roughly 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxide, and 37,000 tons of particulate matter, helping to protect the health and well-being of citizens. More information on SmartWay:

About Bacardi Limited
Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines. The Bacardi brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, the world’s best-selling and most-awarded rum, as well as the world’s most-awarded spirit; GREY GOOSE® vodka, the world’s leading super-premium vodka; DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, the world’s most-awarded blended Scotch; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, the top-valued and fastest-growing premium gin in the world; MARTINI® vermouth and sparkling wines, the world’s leading vermouths and the world's favorite Italian sparkling wines; CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, one of the most popular premium tequilas in Mexico and the United States; and other leading and emerging brands including WILLIAM LAWSON’S®, the fastest-growing global Scotch whisky brand; ERISTOFF® vodka, one of the fastest-growing vodka brands in the world; and ST-GERMAIN®, a super-premium elderflower liqueur.

Founded nearly 153 years ago in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862, family-owned Bacardi manufactures its brands at 29 facilities and sells in more than 160 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

About Ryder
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and green supply chain partner. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

IANA Selects 2015 Board of Directors and Names New Officers

BNSF Railway’s Katie Farmer Elected Board Chairman

CALVERTON, MD (January 6, 2015) — Effective January 1, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) welcomed four members to its board of directors and installed its officers for the 2015 membership year. The board consists of 13 individuals representing the five divisions of IANA.

Katie Farmer, group vice president, consumer products of BNSF Railway, was elected Association Chairman. She takes over for Phil Shook, director of intermodal at C.H. Robinson, who remains on the board and the Executive Committee as the immediate past chairman. Ms. Farmer has over 20 years of experience in the railroad industry and is responsible for the commercial activities of BNSF’s intermodal and automotive business.

“Katie brings a wealth of industry experience and insight,” said Joni Casey, president and CEO of IANA, “And I think it is noteworthy that she is the first woman to step into the role as Chairman of the association.”

Adriene B. Bailey, vice president of strategic businesses development for the transportation division at Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. was elected Vice Chairman of the association, an office most recently held by Ms. Farmer. Kevin Lhotak, president of Reliable Transportation Specialists, Inc., will assume the role of Treasurer for the 2015 membership year.

In addition to the three new officers, IANA members elected four directors to serve three-year terms. Joining the 2015 board are:

- Jeffrey R. Brashares, senior vice president, Sales and National Accounts, TTS, LLC;
- David W. Manning, president, TCW, Inc.;
- James I. Newsome III, president and chief executive officer, South Carolina Ports Authority; and,
- Garry Old, president and chief executive officer, COFC Logistics, LLC