Kenneth Wagers becomes the new COO of XPO Logistics
April 24, 2018: Transport and logistics firm XPO Logistics makes a new appointment to its team. Kenneth Wagers becomes the new chief operating officer, responsible for the company’s operations in 32 countries.
And Troy Cooper, who formerly served as the chief operating officer and transportation segment leader, has been promoted to the newly created position of president. Both roles are effective immediately.
Wagers’ career in the supply chain sector includes senior positions with three global leaders: e-commerce leader Amazon.com, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and logistics giant UPS. He was most recently with Amazon, where he had executive oversight of Amazon’s Worldwide Transportation and Logistics business (last mile, middle mile, and air and ocean cargo), as well as Amazon China operations, Prime Now and Amazon Fresh operations.
Earlier, over 17 years with UPS, he was instrumental in the expansion of 3PL services, including UPS Supply Chain Solutions, which provides supply chain design and management, freight forwarding, customs brokerage, mail services, multimodal transportation, consulting and financial services to customers.
Bradley Jacobs said, “Kenny has a strong record of leading organizations during periods of rapid growth. 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 through our service offerings. He’s a big talent with a long history of accomplishments in our industry.”
Jacobs continued, “Troy has been a key member of my management teams for more than 20 years. He now has Kenny standing shoulder-to-shoulder with him as we continue to execute our strategy for high growth and high returns. I’m fortunate to have both of them by my side to lead our operations and help with the integration and optimization of future acquisitions.”