uShip promotes new CEO, COO

uShip, a logistics technology company that specializes in the delivery of big and bulky goods, announced a new CEO.

Kris Lamb, the company’s chief technology officer, has been named the company’s new CEO, replacing chief executive Mike Williams. The company also promoted executive vice president of operations, Heather Hoover-Salomon, to chief operating officer.

“Kris is uniquely qualified to lead uShip forward,” said Jim Martell, executive chairman of uShip’s board of directors. “He’s held key leadership roles at both public and private companies, and over the last year and a half as uShip’s CTO, he’s continued to prove his leadership within the executive leadership team.”

“There’s perhaps no one more suited and deserving of uShip’s COO role than Heather Hoover-Salomon,” continued Martell. “Her intern-to-COO journey is a testament to her energy, leadership, and knowledge across virtually every facet of this company. As Kris and Heather lead uShip forward, they benefit from an organization that has matured greatly under Mike Williams.”

Lamb joined uShip in December 2017 as CTO. Before uShip, Lamb was vice president and general manager of cloud security at Austin-based Forcepoint.

“This is really a dream come true for me when you consider how technology is transforming logistics today,” said Lamb, a 20-year enterprise technology executive. “So it’s truly exciting to lead a 15-year-old technology platform that’s innovating and digitizing how oversized items get shipped.”

Hoover-Salomon, uShip’s longest-tenured employee, has served as executive vice president of operations since 2017. She began her uShip career in 2005 as a PR and customer service intern.

Since 2004, uShip has accumulated over 6.1 million consumer and business shippers who have listed 9.1 million large and bulky shipments for transport. Each month the company digitally obtains over 2,000 companies who use the marketplace to move their business freight. uShip currently has more than 41,000 active service providers in its network.