Kenneth Wagers appointed COO of XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics has appointed Kenneth Wagers as chief operating officer (COO).
Troy Cooper, who formerly served as chief operating officer and transportation segment leader, has been promoted to the newly created position of president. Both roles are effective immediately.
Wagers’ career in the supply chain sector includes senior positions with Amazon, UPS and Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
He was most recently with Amazon, where he had executive oversight of Amazon’s Worldwide Transportation and Logistics business (last mile, middle mile, and air and ocean cargo), as well as Amazon China operations, Prime Now and Amazon Fresh operations.
With Dr Pepper Snapple Group, he held supply chain leadership positions in consumer packaged goods, including functional oversight of the retail business, direct store delivery operations, warehouses, manufacturing plants, procurement programs and operational controls.
Earlier, over 17 years with UPS, he was instrumental in the expansion of 3PL services. His M&A experience with UPS included the integrations of Mail Boxes Etc. (consumer shipping), Fritz Companies (freight forwarding, customs brokerage and logistics), Overnite Corp. (less-than-truckload) and Menlo Freight Forwarding.