Carol Kijac Joins SEKO Logistics as Chief Sales Officer
Carol Kijac has been appointed Chief Sales Officer of SEKO Logistics to drive the next phase of its global expansion by continuing to identify and deliver more value in its customers’ supply chains.
Based at the company’s headquarters in Chicago and reporting to SEKO Logistics’ CEO, William J. Wascher, Carol’s appointment is timed to build on another strong year of growth for SEKO Logistics in 2015 with its revenues for the U.S., UK and China alone exceeding $525 million. It also comes just eight months after SEKO selected New York-based Greenbriar Equity Group as its new equity partner to help implement its global growth strategy, both organically and through acquisitions.
Carol spent over 17 years of her career with Expeditors, ultimately as Vice President Sales & Marketing, The Americas. During this time she helped to grow annual net revenue contribution from $15 million in 1999 to $500 million in 2012. Before joining Expeditors, at the start of her career she spent two years with UTi working in route development, regional sales and as a national accounts manager.
Prior to taking up her new post with SEKO Logistics, Carol was the Principal of Peripheral Vision LLC, providing sales and business process consulting for global service organisations. At SEKO she is responsible for global, local and strategic sales as well as marketing and sales training.
Commenting on the appointment, William J. Wascher said: “Carol’s track record, particularly at Expeditors, speaks for itself and we are delighted that she has chosen to lead our sales and marketing at such an exciting time for our global business. Her ‘solve versus sell’ approach is a perfect fit for SEKO’s business model. Using our service capability and unique, customizable technology, Carol will lead our client acquisition and development with the emphasis on building sustainable customer partnerships. She is highly respected in the industry and by customers for her ability to understand the complexities of the supply chain. She understands the language of the customer and will help us to further align SEKO and our great solutions to identify and deliver more value to our customers.”
Carol Kijac added: “I’m looking forward to leading the company’s sales and growth strategy because of the talent of the SEKO organization and the creative solutions they’ve developed for their customers, both from a technology and service perspective. I am extremely excited to be part of this dynamic and award-winning team.”