AIT Worldwide Logistics welcomes Eric Kirchner to board of directors
Industry veteran brings wealth of acquisition experience to supply chain leader
ITASCA, IL (July 27, 2021) – AIT Worldwide Logistics continues to fortify its global growth plans with the addition of industry expert Eric Kirchner to the company’s board of directors.
“As AIT proceeds to carry out our global growth plans—we’re on a record-setting pace in 2021—now is an opportune time to bring on board an industry professional of Eric’s caliber,” said AIT’s President and CEO, Vaughn Moore. “With his track record and experience, I’m confident he’ll make a meaningful contribution towards boosting our success to the next level.”
“We’re moving full steam ahead toward a bright horizon and Eric’s intellect is a valuable asset on the next leg of our journey,” added AIT’s Chief Information Officer, Ray Fennelly.
Kirchner's 40-year career has been spent providing leadership and direction at large transportation and logistics organizations, and he brings unique insights to his role on the AIT board. From 2009 to 2015, he served as chief executive officer of UTi Worldwide Inc., a $4.5 billion supply chain management company with 21,000 employees and operations in 59 countries. Kirchner was also president of UPS Freight Forwarding from 2004 to 2009.
“I’m really excited to get to work supporting Vaughn and the entire AIT organization in their drive for continued growth,” Kirchner said. “What I was attracted to most about the company is that AIT has already done the hard work of developing a scalable foundation—they’re poised and ready to grow not only through acquisitions but also organically.”
Kirchner received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1981 and completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2000. He currently resides in Palos Verdes, California.
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