Gerald Perritt Chosen As Kenco President And CEO

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Gerald Perritt
Gerald Perritt

Gerald Perritt, a supply-chain professional, has been chosen as the president and CEO of Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services and material handling equipment.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—March 11, 2014 (James Street Media Services)—Gerald Perritt, an accomplished supply-chain professional, has been chosen as the President and CEO of Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment.

“Gerald Perritt is a close cultural fit for our company,” said Jane Kennedy Greene, chairwoman of the Kenco Board. “He has worked for a family business and knows—and enjoys—that environment. He is values driven, and his leadership style mirrors our guiding principles of delivering common sense solutions for uncommon value.” 

Mr. Perritt comes to Kenco from UTi Worldwide, where he was most recently senior vice president of Contract Logistics for the Americas.         

"I am honored and humbled to be joining the Kenco team as CEO,” said Mr. Perritt. “Over time, I’ve grown to admire a handful of companies in our industry and Kenco is right at the top. The values, integrity, people-first, and customer-focused culture that Kenco founders instilled many years ago are alive and well today. I am excited to join a team that continues to deliver great business results while staying disciplined to those core values.” 

At Kenco, Mr. Perritt will report directly to the Kenco Board of Directors through Ms. Greene, who has been serving as CEO.  Ms. Greene will continue in her role as board chairwoman.

“With the continued growth of our company, the board recognized an opportunity to restructure senior executive leadership to best support our outstanding team, and to help direct and guide Kenco as we continue to fulfill our potential,” said Ms. Greene. “Gerald will be an excellent person to lead us through these transitions and build on our successes.”

Mr. Perritt’s strategic transition into his new role at Kenco begins with visits to company worksites across the U.S. and Canada.

“I want to engage with as many of our Kenco associates as I can—from the warehouse floor to the boardroom—to truly understand the company culture from their point of view,” said Mr. Perritt.

Mr. Perritt is a graduate of the University of South Carolina in 1987. He has been an active member of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, served on the national board of directors of the Warehousing Education and Research Council, and on the government affairs committee of the International Warehouse Logistics Association.


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