Hanson Logistics names Luckas VP/supply chain services

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Hanson Logistics has announced that Matt Luckas has joined the company as vice president of supply chain services, responsible for strategic planning and implementation, sales and operations management, business development and retention, as well as developing new and improving existing systems and processes as they relate to Hanson Logistics’ growing service offering.

Luckas joins Hanson Logistics from national refrigerated carrier GTS, wher he was vice president of operations. Prior to GTS, he was executive vice president of supply chain services at TLC, where he was instrumental in developing the organization’s customer-centric supply chain solutions, resulting in 20 percent annual growth. For 16 years prior to TLC, Luckas was employed at Ryder Truck Rental, where he performed in various capacities in field operations, business development and training. His career in transportation and logistics also includes more than 10 years in retail grocery operations.

“Matt has an outstanding record of solid achievement in planning, implementing and managing best-of-class systems in the logistics industry,” says Gregory Hanson, president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph, Mo.-based Hanson Logistics. “His expertise brings a new dynamic to our management team — one that is certain to yield increasing value for our customers and for all Hanson teammates.”