Newgistics Executive Appointed to Prestigious Parcel Shippers Association Board
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Newgistics Inc., the only provider of a postal-based, intelligent logistics solution for forward and returns shipping, today announced that Vice President of Business Strategy David Plemons has been elected as president of the Parcel Shippers Association (PSA). Founded in 1953, PSA is one of the most prestigious and influential voluntary industry associations within the parcel shipping industry. The organization is comprised of experts from prominent retailers and distribution companies committed to advancing the interests of postal shippers through leadership, advocacy, and political representation. As a result of increased industry consolidation and record-high gas prices, today’s shippers face more hurdles than ever to provide customers with a cost effective yet innovative logistics solution. PSA is the only organization whose mission is to support the vitality of the parcel shipping industry by providing a forum for solving operational and logistical issues. PSA members are also actively lobbying on behalf of parcel shipper interests on Capitol Hill. “We’re thrilled to welcome David and the other new officers. They are truly Industry Leaders,” said Pierce Meyers, Executive Vice President and Counsel of the Parcel Shippers Association. “Dave’s experience, passion for excellence, enthusiasm, including his work at Newgistics, makes him highly-qualified to lead the board and ensure we’re addressing key concerns in the market.” Plemons brings over twenty five years of expertise to PSA. He began his shipping career at United Parcel Service (UPS), before moving to Drop Ship Express, where he doubled the core business’s profitability. He also served as CEO of Cornerstone Shipping Solutions, before joining Newgistics’ executive team in February. “David has a proven track-record for improving services in the shipping industry. He has brought a true passion for innovation and excellence to Newgistics that we know he will apply to his new role at PSA,” said Bill Razzouk, CEO of Newgistics. “I look forward to working closely with the members of PSA, as we share the same dedication to delivering quality solutions and services for the delivery market,”said Plemons. “I am excited to join such an elite group of professionals.” Plemons joins current executive committee members Chairman: Don Cato of Harry and David, Secretary/Treasurer: Carol Kliewer with Harland Clarke, Vice Presidents Steve Wheeler from The Swiss Colony, Harry Schutte with Lands End, Tom Underkoffler of Medco Health Solutions, Kurt Kravchuk of Limited Brands and Logistics, and QVC’s Andrew P. Quay. ABOUT NEWGISTICS, INC. Newgistics (www.newgistics.com) provides direct marketers and retailers with the only postal-based, intelligent logistics solution for forward and returns shipping focused on residential pickup and delivery. Newgistics’flagship solution, SmartLabel®, features a dynamic barcode integrated with customer data at the point-of-sale that allows the shipper to populate their CRM systems with their customers’information once the barcode is scanned in the Newgistics process. Newgistics lowers handling and overhead costs, maximizes operational control and drives greater customer satisfaction. Newgistics provides a competitive alternative to the traditional, expensive parcel carriers and drives customer loyalty and increases profitability for leading retailers like Neiman Marcus, and Abercrombie & Fitch.