CONOVER, NC – Specialized furniture carrier and international 3PL provider Zenith Global Logistics announced today that it has promoted Kent Benson to the position of Vice President of Southeast and Contract Business Development.

“Kent came to Zenith with 25 years of hands-on experience in all aspects of transportation and logistics, from planning and modeling to pricing and performance standards,” stated Jack Hawn, President and CEO. “He used this expertise and leadership to help our company establish facilities in Tupelo, Miss., and Orlando, Fla., hubs—both of which are essential to meet the needs of our customers throughout the Southeast. His promotion is well deserved, and recognizes Kent’s contributions to Zenith and its customers.”

In his new role, Kent will continue his existing responsibilities for sales growth in the Southeast, as well as for operations at the Tupelo and Orlando facilities. He will now also be responsible for developing new business in the contract and hospitality markets as Zenith continues to expand to meet the furniture industry’s needs. Prior to joining Zenith Global, Kent was Director of Global Logistics for Worldwide Logistics and Vice President & General Manager for Southern Furniture Transport, LLC.

“I am honored and excited for this appointment,” remarked Benson. “Zenith is an exceptional organization—their capabilities and performance continue to impress me. I look forward to working with the Zenith team to expand our market offerings, especially in the contract and hospitality segment.”

Zenith Global Logistics is an asset-based supply chain provider specializing in all segments of the furniture industry. The company services retailers and manufacturers throughout North America with warehousing, consolidation, and full/split container programs originating from multiple domestic and Asia locations. Zenith Global also provides home delivery service throughout the United States through a network of company-owned delivery operations and local market providers. The company owns and operates its own truck fleet and more than 3.8 million square feet of warehousing space. Zenith Global’s national hub network includes facilities in California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, and Texas. Visit the company online at ZenithCompanies.com or facebook.com/ZenithGlobalLogistics.

Source: Zenith Global Logistics

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