SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) a leading provider of global logistics solutions, announced today that it has appointed Kelly Blacker to the role of Senior Vice President, Global Air. Blacker has held several leadership positions over her 25-year career at Expeditors, and each new role has contributed to her depth of experience.
“Our air product is foundational to the global logistics services we provide,” said Jeffrey Musser, President and CEO. “Kelly brings the right combination of culture, domain expertise and tenure to this important executive leadership position.”
Dan Wall, President of Global Product noted, “This promotion is a testament to our company’s commitment to developing our next generation of leaders. Along with her extensive experience ranging from route development to her most recent role as Regional Vice President Mid-Atlantic, Kelly brings expert managerial skills and a strong work ethic. She has always sought out new career opportunities and brought value to each new position. I look forward to the new ideas she will bring to the global air team.”
“I am excited for the opportunity to continue to develop our already successful air product,” Kelly Blacker commented. “I am committed to a continued focus on the areas that drive the most value to our customers and our organization. These include developing deep customer relationships, investing in our relationships with service providers and a sharp focus on initiatives designed to enhance the customer experience.”
Kelly is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker and IATA / FIATA certified. Currently based in Atlanta, Kelly will be relocating to the Seattle corporate office.
Blacker’s promotion follows the announcement that Jose Ubeda will transition to Senior Vice President, Digital Solutions.
Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The Company employs trained professionals in 176 district offices and numerous branch locations located on six continents linked into a seamless worldwide network through an integrated information management system. Services include the consolidation or forwarding of air and ocean freight, customs brokerage, vendor consolidation, cargo insurance, time-definite transportation, order management, warehousing and distribution and customized logistics solutions.