SOURCE: Echo Global Logistics

Echo Global Logistics

September 11, 2015 11:13 ET

Echo Global Logistics Names Tim Kutz Chief Information Officer

A Supply Chain Technologist for Nearly 30 Years, Kutz Will Lead IT Transformation at Echo

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2015) - Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced the company has named Tim Kutz its chief information officer. A supply chain executive and technologist with nearly 30 years of experience, Kutz will lead the integration of Echo and Command Transportation's IT platforms as well as the continued commitment of Echo to logistics technology.

Kutz comes to Echo from Veritiv, where he led Unisource, a $4B distributor formerly owned by Bain Capital, through the pre- and post-merger integration with xpedx, a $5B distributor formerly part of International Paper, to form Veritiv. A unique member of the Unisource executive team, Kutz held roles in strategy, marketing and IT. As Executive Vice President of Global Strategy & Marketing Creation, he led a team that transformed Unisource's operating model and delivered a business strategy that resulted in the company's first sustainable growth. Kutz was originally hired as Unisource's CIO, and in that position he developed and executed an IT transformation strategy that increased operational excellence and required significantly less expense.

Prior to his work at Unisource, Kutz was a partner at Accenture, where he developed and led the implementation of IT transformation and supply chain strategies for multibillion-dollar manufacturing and distribution businesses. Kutz began his career at Union Camp Corporation implementing supply chain technologies to support the $1.2B fine paper division.

"Tim is a rare CIO who makes IT a vehicle for business growth and knows how to align technology with the mission of the company," said Douglas R. Waggoner, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer at Echo. "As we tackle the integration of Echo and Command, no one is better prepared to lead the IT integration than Tim. He will take our IT prowess to the next level, allowing us to better serve our clients and carrier partners through our innovative, proprietary technology."

"My goal is to make Echo 'The Logistics Technology Standard,'" said Kutz. "The company still has the agility and culture of a hard-charging startup. Now that Echo has grown so dramatically, there is an opportunity to put in processes, new technology and discipline that will make it the 3PL of the future."

Kutz graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, earning a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.

About Echo Global Logistics

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO) is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 30 offices around the country, Echo offers freight brokerage and Managed Transportation solutions for all major modes, including truckload, partial truckload, LTL, intermodal, and expedited. Echo maintains a proprietary, web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 30,000 transportation providers to serve clients across a wide range of industries and simplify the critical tasks involved in transportation management. For more information on Echo Global Logistics, visit: www.echo.com.

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    Echo Global Logistics
    312-784-2046

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