Sales marketing analyst Joe Burke announced Ryman as the 2012 honoree, describing the winners as "text book examples of servant leaders in their job roles."
Employees nominate peers for the annual award, which was instituted in 2006.
Roadrunner acquires logistics firm
For a purchase price of $6.5 million, Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc., Cudahy, Wis., bought a transportation management company that generated revenue of $6 million in 2011.
Roadrunner officials announced the acquisition of Capital Transportation Logistics, Nashaua, N.H., in a news release in late February.
Capital Transportation Logistics specialized in transportation management on less-than-truckload freight in the Northeast U.S. Capital also provided truckload brokerage and freight bill audit and payment services for midsized and large shippers, according to the news release.
Paul Kithcart, president of Roadrunner’s transportation management services segment, said Capital’s system is complimentary to Roadrunner’s services.
Capital used a Web-based transportation management system that allowed clients to optimize carrier selection, dispatch and track shipments, generate invoices, create custom reports and perform improvement analysis.
RWI Transportation hires Midwest sales manager
A 26-year veteran of temperature-controlled and dry transportation sector, Kevin Kauppi, is now Midwest regional sales manager for RWI Transportation, Wilder, Ky.
Kauppi is based in Chicago and is working for tonnage growth in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri in temperature-controlled truckload freight.
Before joining RWI, he worked for FFE Frozen Food Express, Sterling Transportation, SRT, Southern Refrigerated Transport and Central Transport Inc.
Annually, RWI manages more than 100,000 shipments, specializing in handling fresh produce and other perishable food, according to the news release. RWI is an affiliate of Newport, Ky.-based Castellini Group of Cos.
Trans-I Tech moves to Fort Lauderdale
Trans-I Technologies Inc. has moved its headquarters to Fort Lauderdale while maintaining its development offices in Lima, Peru, according to a company news release.
Since 1996 the company has been providing software solutions and integrated mission-critical applications for the maritime and intermodal logistics industry. Trans-I has implemented technology for numerous entities, including Dole Foods, Del Monte Fresh Produce, Seaboard Marine, Tropical Shipping, CSAV Group, Totem Ocean and FESCO.