Dynamex names Bergman VP/U.S. national sales

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Dynamex Inc., a provider of same-day delivery and logistics services in the United States and Canada, announced the hiring of Jason Bergman to serve as vice president of U.S. national sales.

Bergman, 38, most recently served as vice president of North American sales for DB Schenker (formerly Bax Global Inc.) since 2007, where he led a team of global account managers. From 1995 to 2007, he held various positions of increasing responsibility in sales with Bax Global. Bergman started his career with Emery Worldwide as an account manager in 1992. He brings more than 16 years of relevant professional experience in transportation and logistics to his new role at Dynamex.

“We are extremely pleased that Jason has joined Dynamex to lead our national account program in the U.S.,” says James Welch, president and chief executive officer of the Dallas-based company. “He possesses strong consultative sales and sales management skills in addition to strong training and people development skills and a solid record of achievement in the transportation industry. Increasing our market share, and thus our top- and bottom-line growth, is an extremely important focus for our company, and we believe adding an executive of Jason’s caliber is a significant step toward that goal.”

The company also announced changes in its management and organizational structure. The positions of president of Canada and the United States have been eliminated. The number of operating regions has been reduced from six to four in each country. Each region will be headed by a regional vice president and a regional sales director.

The management leaders of both sales and operations — Bergman, vice president of U.S. national sales; Walt Smith, vice president of U.S. local sales; Connie Johnston, vice president of sales for Canada; and the regional vice presidents in both countries — now will report directly to Welch. Also now reporting to Welch are Ray Schmitz, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Doris Oloton, vice president of human resources; and Andre Smith, vice president of corporate development.

“We are continually evaluating the structure of our organization to optimize new business and sales opportunities,” Welch says. “The purpose of the changes is to streamline management, push decisionmaking as close to the customer as we can, and standardize processes and procedures throughout the organization. We will continue to pursue organizational efficiencies that result in improved business performance.”