Globe Express Names Slotten SVPFebruary 14, 2013
Logistics veteran Chris Slotten will join Globe Express Services March 1 as senior vice president and chief commercial officer.
lotten will focus primarily on leading the company’s global growth strategy initiative, including responsibility for global sales and marketing, evaluation and implementation of the latest sales technology, and organizational expansion based on best practices that benefit the entire GES global network. He will be based at the company’s world headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. and report to President and CEO Michael C. Hughes.
“Besides his deep knowledge of the industry and impressive career accomplishments,” Hughes said. “I am impressed with Chris’s leadership ability. He has a team-player mindset and is deeply committed to people, qualities that align well with my desire to build a one company–one global team culture at GES and to make our organization a great place to work.”
Slotten joins GES after completing 12 years of increasing responsibility with UTI Worldwide, a global freight forwarder and integrated contract logistics company. Most recently, he served as region vice president of sales & marketing for the Americas Region, leading global and local sales teams that cover nine countries with 250 direct sales resources. In addition, he has experience as a manager of global marketing; as branch manager in both Los Angeles and New York; as vice president-East Region; as vice president-West Region & Latin America; and at the board level, responsible for strategy in the office of the CEO.
Slotten holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration/Finance from Cal State Fullerton and a Master of Business Administration: Marketing degree from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.