A&R Logistics Expands Leadership Team In Support Of Chemical Industry Supply Chain Services

A&R Logistics | June 24, 2020

A&R Logistics ("A&R") today announced the expansion of its leadership team in three key strategic businesses – In-Plant Services, Global 3PL and East Coast Export Services – to further establish the company as the leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions to the chemical industry. With more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries, Chuck Wells was selected to lead commercial growth for A&R's In-Plant Services as the new Director of Sales. Chuck most recently directed the startup and management team of Duron Group in Houston. Chuck will be responsible for all sales, marketing, contract negotiation, commercial planning and strategy for in-plant services. "Chuck is poised to take A&R's existing in-plant packaging business to the next level by leveraging the current team and operations to scale and grow the business," said Dan Jaworski, Chief Commercial Officer for A&R. Dale Carpenter joined A&R as VP Global Logistics to lead Global 3PL's development and go-to-market strategy for technology products. Dale has deep experience in the transportation and logistics space where he has led operations in distribution, inventory, solutions, transportation and warehousing, most recently with Direct Connect Logistix in Indianapolis. "Dale is a proven transformational leader and we are fortunate to have him join our dynamic A&R Global team. Dale's leadership will be critical in continuing to develop A&R's unique track-and-trace technology software that gives real-time visibility to our customer's supply chain as well as developing more robust multi-modal supply chain solutions," said Chris Ball, A&R's President of Global Logistics.

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