William J. Wascher has taken over as the new chairman of SEKO Logistics, while James Gagne, president, will also assume the role of CEO.
According to SEKO, Wascher [left in photo] was president and CEO from 2002 to 2017, when Gagne [right in photo] was promoted to president. This move enabled Wascher to focus on the strategic vision for the company, such as identifying new ways to grow the business and opportunities for its employees and strategic partners.
“We are in the most exciting period for SEKO in its 40-plus-year history, with new opportunities being presented to us around the world by customers, partners and suppliers,” said Gagne. “We are continuing to focus on organic growth but this alone is not going to be fast enough to satisfy our ambitions in the coming years. We couldn’t ask for a better qualified chairman than Bill Wascher to be working full-time on ensuring we continue to leverage our reputation as a supply chain disruptor which isn’t afraid to do things differently to benefit our customers and which is ready to be judged on its results.”
Wascher’s first major project as chairman, due to be formally announced at the end of the first quarter of 2018, will see a watershed expansion for SEKO in terms of its global reach.
“We’re ready to grow at an even faster pace as our upcoming news will demonstrate,” he said. “We’re evaluating tuck-in acquisitions, partners and ‘out of the box’ expansion opportunities. This includes engaging with small independent forwarders that want to hear about the value of joining our network as well as technology companies in the logistics space that want to join forces with SEKO. We may partner, we may buy. The first thing for other companies to realize is that we’re ready to listen – and able to demonstrate what coming together with SEKO can do for them and their customers.”