Overland Park, KS, February 27, 2013—MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce the promotion of John Carr. Effective immediately, Carr serves in the expanded role of president and chief executive officer of MIQ Logistics, and retains his current board of directors’ position. Carr joined the company in 2007 as president of Americas and Europe. He was named its company-wide president in 2009.
“John was a leading force in launching MIQ Logistics in 2010, positioning the company for accelerated growth, and guiding its investments in operations and business development,” says David Lack, partner at Austin Ventures and MIQ Logistics board member. “In expanding his role, the company is structured to maintain that momentum and continue its growth as a leading global logistics provider.” Lack also notes that Joey Carnes will remain the company’s chairman of the board and that all other senior leaders will report directly to Carr.
Carr has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master’s degree in counseling psychology and is a member of the Georgia Technology Institute Advisory Board for the Executive Master’s in International Logistics advanced degree program. Carr also is on the advisory board and past chairman of Kidz2Leaders, a nonprofit organization that helps change the lives of prisoners’ children and break the cycle of incarceration.
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About MIQ Logistics
MIQ Logistics is a global logistics company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., and with offices in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. MIQ Logistics enables companies to improve their transportation network and overall supply chain efficiency by offering flexible logistics solutions supported by Web-native technology and global logistics management capabilities.
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