Longistics names Tapper VP/global business development

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Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that Lou Tapper will serve as the company’s vice president of global business development. In this role, Tapper will create, implement and manage the global marketing and sales strategy for Longistics as the company continues to expand into emerging markets around the world. He also will manage the marketing sales operations for Longistics.

Tapper brings 18 years of experience in transportation and logistics sales to Longistics. Prior to joining Longistics, he served as the district sales manager at FedEx Services for 10 years, where he was responsible for 10 direct reports and more than $120 million in revenue. He was a member of the FedEx Division Leadership Team and served as DSM Mentor for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

“We are excited to add Lou to our leadership team,” says Pat Long, vice chairman and co-founder of Longistics, based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. “We have grown rapidly over the past several years and have expanded our services into international markets. His extensive experience will be an excellent asset for our team.”