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LEADERSHIP IN CRITICAL LOGISTICS

Choice Logistics' executive team are leaders in critical logistics who take a hands-on approach to their clients' success. They are dedicated to helping companies grow profitable revenues, build solid reputations, and strengthen customer relationships.


Ed Katz

Ed Katz, Chairman and Founder

Ed Katz is the visionary founder of Choice Logistics. Since 1964, he has led the company through numerous expansions to its current position as a global leader in service parts logistics.

In 1986, he established Choice Management Systems, a specialized division for the management and staffing of corporate mailrooms, internal messenger departments, motorized delivery departments and receiving centers. Ed also established Twilight Express in the highly competitive overnight delivery segment in 1989, serving the Northeast corridor of the United States. In 1990, he made Choice the nation's largest privately owned ground-based courier service with the acquisition of Archer Courier Service.

In 1974, Ed began the Air Courier Conference of America (ACCA). As the organization's first president, he helped expand membership to more than 300 international courier services, including virtually every major airline.


Michael Katz

Michael Katz, CEO

Michael Katz oversees strategic direction for Choice Logistics offering hands-on leadership and insight to serve current clients and guide ongoing worldwide expansion. He led the company's dramatic transformation from a multi-site, regional courier and fulfillment service to a specialized provider of mission critical logistics solutions. Michael spearheads Choice's Executive Advisory Board.

A Choice veteran for more than three decades, Michael has served in a variety of executive leadership positions. In 1981, he was director of operations for Choice's International Air division and founded Choice Courier Canada.

Michael contributes to a variety of corporate and industry organizations, and is an active member of the Young President's Organization (YPO). He has also held national board positions with the Messenger-Courier Association of the Americas (MCAA).


Mike Beck, Executive Vice President and CFO

A member of Choice since 1979, Mike Beck is responsible for all financial planning and accounting, including establishment and maintenance of fiscal control functions. He actively maintains relationships with lending institutions and shareholders, in addition to the general business community. Mike also oversees Choice's administrative operations, providing direction and counsel to executive leadership, and sits on Choice's Executive Advisory Board.

Prior to Choice, Mike practiced as a public accountant. He is a graduate of Baruch College, The City University of New York, with a degree in public accounting and business administration.


Gary Weiss, Executive Vice President, Global Operations

Gary Weiss provides strategic and tactical direction to maintain Choice's sophisticated infrastructure and meet both qualitative and financial performance objectives. He is a primary contributor to the development and execution of all service offerings, in addition to profit and loss responsibilities. Gary is also a member of Choice's Executive Advisory Board.

Gary possesses more than two decades of high-level logistics and corporate operations experience in the high tech product manufacturing, reselling and service industries. Prior to joining Choice in 1994, he held leadership positions with JWP Information Systems and PNY Electronics.

Gary earned an MBA from Pace University and a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Binghamton.


James Adams, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing

James Adams joined Choice Logistics in 2014 to lead the company’s sales and marketing efforts at a global level. A proven general manager and sales executive, Jim has helped start-up, mid-market and Fortune 500 companies develop winning products, penetrate new markets, and grow revenues.

Most recently, James was Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Operations with Panther Expedited Services, Inc. During his six year tenure, James successfully led 240 sales and operations staff to grow revenue from $100 million to $250 million. At both PwC Consulting and Qorvis Communications, James helped their global technology clients improve sales and operations. James began his career at 3M as a Project Engineer where he led supply chain management and other global operational initiatives. Over the last 25 years he has lived throughout North America and Europe and has worked on five continents.

James earned his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BSME with Honors in Mechanical Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
 


Robert Bacchi

Robert Bacchi, Senior Vice President, Information Systems

Robert Bacchi is responsible for Choice Logistics' strategic technology operations, as well as ongoing enhancements. His duties include management of the information systems team in support of client and internal initiatives. In addition, he is a member of Choice's Executive Advisory Board.

Robert has extensive experience as an information technology professional across a variety of industries, focusing on supply chain management. Most recently, he was vice president of information technology for FAO Schwarz. Previously, he owned and operated an IT consultancy for more than two decades.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science and mathematics from Queens College.


Peter Brennan, Senior Vice President, Account Services

Peter Brennan joined Choice Logistics in 2014 to deliver world class customer service. He has more than 30 years of supply chain management experience in the high tech marketplace and expertise in sales, operations and general management. He and his team work with clients tactically and strategically to meet their service level requirements and business objectives. They partner with the entire Choice Logistics’ organization to ensure that performance metrics are being met, efficiencies are recognized, and solutions are created to meet changing demands.

Prior to Choice Logistics, Peter served at UPS for 15 years when he left as Corporate Vice President of Enterprise Accounts, High Tech Sector. When Vice President of Enterprise Accounts, Peter and his team sold all UPS products and services across geographies, including small package, freight, and supply chain solutions to UPS largest high technology clients, while also overseeing customer care.

Prior to UPS, Peter held senior management positions with North American Van Lines, Roadway Package System, and Purolator Courier Corporation. He earned a degree in history from Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA in 1980.


Anne Yarmark, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Serving Choice since 1999, Anne Yarmark oversees strategic direction of human resources policies and practices. She also focuses on select administrative functions. She also has a position on Choice's Executive Advisory Board.

Anne previously held senior human resources positions in the media and entertainment industry with Marvel, EMI Music, and Arista Records. She possesses international business experience with a variety of roles within sales, marketing, purchasing and general administration.

She is a magna cum laude graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration.