AIT Worldwide Logistics promotes three leaders to new executive roles

Published on: Mar 19, 2024

Leaders Promoted to Executive Roles

Ben Naro, Bill Fallon and Mike Tegtmeyer will guide growing sales, strategic accounts and infrastructure teams

ITASCA, IL (March 19, 2024) – Global supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics is pleased to announce promotions for three executive team members. Ben Naro and Bill Fallon have been named chief sales officer and chief commercial officer, respectively. They are the seventh and eighth members of the company’s C-level team. Meanwhile, Mike Tegtmeyer has been promoted to the role of executive vice president, global infrastructure and security. Naro and Fallon report to President and Chief Operating Officer, Keith Tholan. Tegtmeyer reports to Chief Information Officer, Ray Fennelly.

“Ben, Bill and Mike have made outstanding, unique contributions to the company’s growth,” said AIT Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vaughn Moore. “I feel incredibly grateful and confident knowing that our sales, strategic accounts, and infrastructure teams are guided by the leadership of these three professionals whose accomplishments have raised the bar for high performance.”

Chief Sales Officer, Ben Naro

As AIT’s Chief Sales Officer, Naro is responsible for managing the global territory and field sales team. He is also tasked with aligning the sales organization to AIT’s overall global strategy while collaborating with all stakeholders to ensure strategic goals and initiatives are fulfilled. Finally, Ben will work diligently to drive growth through team building that connects and coordinates sales strategies amongst the AIT network’s primary geographic regions. 

“More than two decades ago, Ben came to AIT with just three years of freight forwarding sales experience,” Tholan said. “Since then, he has continually earned career advancement opportunities by performing in just about every sales role imaginable. He is a champion for AIT’s sales strategy, working diligently to upgrade processes and build high-performing teams of sales professionals across the network.”

Chief Commercial Officer, Bill Fallon

In his new role, Fallon sets the strategy and manages the set-up for a diverse array of vertical markets in AIT’s strategic account program. He also supports the entire organization by establishing solutions for broader strategic opportunities requiring a highly specialized, customized approach and he will focus on extending these niche, high-touch solutions to new markets in the AIT network. 

“Bill has more than 41 years of transportation experience, including 10 years with AIT, spanning from his early days in operations to becoming one of the best solutions design professionals in the forwarding industry,” Tholan said. “He reinvented himself early on at AIT and soon became the company’s number one sales professional and he has worked hard to assemble a team of highly diversified experts in the strategic account program.”

Executive Vice President, Global Infrastructure and Security, Mike Tegtmeyer

In his new role, Tegtmeyer continues leading the organization towards a next-gen level of quality in the worldwide management of AIT’s technology infrastructure and hardware platforms. With a priority emphasis on the networks in Asia and Europe, he is supporting the company’s path to an enhanced and expanded global infrastructure strategy. He will also maintain his focus on process improvements for the business, especially the expansion of AITConnect, a ticketing system that his team successfully rolled out for AIT’s compliance, human resources and IT help desk groups.

“Over the course of his five years with AIT, Mike has deeply matured the company’s infrastructure strategy by leading the deployment of a modern, high-quality cloud-based environment,” Fennelly said. “On behalf of the entire organization, I’d like to acknowledge how much we appreciate his intellect, leadership and personal expression of AIT’s core values.”

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