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.


Association Of Fundraising Professionals' Southeastern Chapter To Hold Membership Meeting May 27

The Southeastern Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will hold its monthly membership meeting on  Wednesday, May 27  at the Mountain City Club, located at 729 Chestnut Street, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m .   This month’s guest speaker is Lynne Wester, Founder and Principal of Donor Relations Guru. Ms. Wester is a frequent conference ... (click for more)

GDOL To Help Automation Personnel Recruit Workers In Dalton Next Week

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help staffing company Automation Personnel fill 60 jobs for companies with textile plants in Murray and Whitfield counties. The recruitment will be held on  Wednesday, May 27 , from  9 a.m. to 12 noon  at the GDOL’s Dalton Career Center, 1406 Chattanooga Ave. The company is recruiting extrusion, ... (click for more)

Woman, 25, Dies From Wreck On Barton Avenue

A 25-year-old woman has died from injuries received in a head-on accident on Barton Avenue in North Chattanooga on Saturday. The victim was Stephanie Kilburn . At approximately 2:25 p.m. , the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 800 Barton Ave. on an accident with injuries. V ehicle 1 was traveling southbound on Barton Avenue and failed to stop at a stop ... (click for more)

City Seeking Grant To Improve Signals At 32 Intersections

The city is seeking a $2 million federal grant to go along with $500,000 in city funds for a project to improve signals at 32 intersections. There would also be bike and pedestrian improvements. The routes include Brainerd Road, Lee Highway, Shallowford Road, Gunbarrel Road and Hamilton Place Boulevard. The application is for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant. (click for more)

Memorial Auditorium Flag Disgrace

How can it be that Memorial Auditorium, which was built to honor soldiers and sailors, displays our country’s flag in such a disgraceful manner?  Out of six poles on the front of the building only two battered flags remain.  Additionally, two old banners are attached to the wall that have long ago faded and look like they’ve seen better days. This is not acceptable ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Buy Ping Golf Clubs

As we set the charcoal, ice the drinks and prepare for Memorial Day, the first thing on my mind is to ask any golfers within my reach to consider buying and playing with Ping-brand golf clubs. Pings are made in America but there is a little something else you need to know, as told in an email I received earlier this week. I regret I do not know the author: * * * “On Monday, ... (click for more)