XPO Logistics promoted Troy Cooper to the newly created position of president from chief operating officer, and appointed Kenneth Wagers chief operating officer with responsibility for operations in 32 countries.
CEO Bradley Jacobs said, “I am fortunate to have both of them by my side to lead our operations and help with the integration and optimization of future acquisitions.”
Wagers has held senior-level supply chain positions with Amazon.com, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and UPS Inc.
He most recently was with Amazon, where he oversaw its Worldwide Transportation and Logistics business as well as Amazon China, Prime Now and Amazon Fresh.
At Dr Pepper, he was involved on the retail business side, including direct store delivery, warehouses, manufacturing plants and procurement programs. During his 17 years with UPS, Wagers worked in its Supply Chain Solutions group. He also was involved with its mergers and acquisitions, including the integration of Mail Boxes Etc., Fritz Cos., Overnite Corp., and Menlo Freight Forwarding.
“Kenny has a strong record of leading organizations during periods of rapid growth,” Jacobs said. “His more than 20 years in global transportation and logistics, including e-commerce, give him the ideal skill set to deliver even more value to customers.”
Greenwich, Conn.-based XPO ranks No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of Logistics Companies.