MISSISSAUGA, Ont.–Polaris Transportation Group has announced the appointment of Jon Saunders, currently Vice President of Finance of the Group to a dual role as CEO of Polaris Global Logistics (PGL).
Saunders joined Polaris earlier this year following six years in international banking and leverage finance. The international 3PL community has quickly welcomed him as an influential leader and customers have increasingly grown to rely on his cross enterprise approach to supply chain optimization, the release said.
Saunders, an MBA graduate with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business, will be immediately representing the company through speaking engagements and panel discussions at global supply chain conferences. The first sees Jon speaking at the Cold Chain Global Forum in Boston on ‘creating North American Synergy – Leveraging Canada as a Gateway to the North American Market’ and ‘Supply Chain Partner Collaboration – Improving Last Mile Visibility and Timely Delivery in Challenging Regions of the World’. The second puts him as a panelist at the European 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum in Venlo, Netherlands, speaking about global growth opportunities and the 2015-2016 global financial landscape.
“I’ve spent a lifetime in this industry and I can tell you Jon’s finance expertise is the perfect background to lead the charge at PGL, which is now in its 12th year of operation. Refining a customer’s supply chain dynamic or representing a global partner here in North America are both financial discussions. We will continue with the foundational non-asset logistics elements that built the division, but we have been making investments in the business to better serve the dynamic needs of our multi-national corporation clients and will continue to do so,” said Larry Cox, President of Polaris Transportation Group.