Echo Chairman & CEO Doug Waggoner Named to 2020 Pros to Know List by Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Prestigious List of Top Supply Chain Professionals Recognizes Waggoner’s Role in Innovation and Echo’s Growth into a Top Technology-Enabled Transportation Management Company
Echo Global Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services, announced that its Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Doug Waggoner, has been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive‘s 2020 Pros to Know list for the fourth time. The honor recognizes Waggoner’s pivotal role in building Echo into a key player in the logistics industry.
Waggoner joined Echo as CEO in 2006. Under his leadership, Echo diversified its offerings through more than 20 acquisitions that allow it to offer specialized services such as intermodal, temperature controlled, expedited, and hazmat shipping, creating a one-stop transportation management shop. The company also expanded its technology focus, rolling out mobile applications and AI-driven analytics innovations to drive improvements in cost, efficiency, reliability, and service to benefit both shippers and carriers.
An example of Echo’s innovation under Waggoner’s leadership is the release of the Preferred Lanes and Suggested Loads functionality in EchoDrive®, the company’s web portal and mobile app for drivers and dispatchers. Built on the EchoAccelerator proprietary architecture, EchoDrive gives carriers real-time access to search, bid, manage, track, and get paid on freight hauled for Echo. The platform’s load management tool and document upload capabilities streamline operations, keep dispatchers organized, and help drivers get back on the road faster.
During Waggoner’s tenure, Echo achieved Fortune 1000 status as a publicly traded, multibillion-dollar company. Echo is now recognized throughout the third-party logistics (3PL) industry as a top provider of Truckload and Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) transportation. The company has garnered numerous awards, including being voted the #1 3PL in Inbound Logistics‘ Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards four years in a row.
“Doug’s leadership during Echo’s transformation into one of the most trusted 3PLs in the industry has been instrumental on a number of levels,” said Samuel Skinner, Echo Board Member and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 1989 to 1991. “By continuing to innovate and focus on technology, Doug has constantly looked for ways to disrupt the logistics world for shippers and carriers.”
Supply & Demand Chain Executive provides exclusive coverage on global services, solutions, trends, and challenges across the end-to-end supply and demand chain. The publication helps executives make decisions on supply and demand chain transformation and publishes the Pros to Know awards each year to recognize outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage the supply chain for competitive advantage.