SEKO Logistics Appoints New CEO for US
Mr. Rick Lee is SEKO Logistics’ new Chief Operating Officer – USA, joining SEKO from the leading multinational technology company, Avaya. Based in Chicago, he oversees SEKO’s Client Solution Group (CSG), operations and procedures, logistics infrastructure and procurement.
Commenting on his new role, Mr. Lee said: “I have the advantage of having spent the majority of my career in the logistics service-provider industry with the last four years as a customer of the industry. Having been a customer, I have a clearer view of the end-to-end supply chain from a customer perspective. What excites me about being at SEKO is that we have some of the best technology for customers that I have seen. Combined with our suite of services, it gives us a strong competitive advantage, enabling better levels of support to our customers based on where they are with regard to their strategic supply chain road map.”
Earlier in his career, Mr. Lee spent 17 years in senior management roles at FedEx before joining CEVA, where over a 14-year period he held various posts at the VP and SVP levels, including four years in Asia as part of the senior leadership. His last position with CEVA was Executive Vice President Global Technology Sector.
In 2011, Mr. Lee joined Avaya, based in North Carolina, as Vice President Global Logistics, Service Parts Supply Chain & Strategy. In this role, he was responsible for the oversight of strategy development for the supply chain, and the procurement and execution for global logistics including inbound supply chain from manufacturing and the distribution for all finished goods. He was also responsible for the service parts supply chain including repair/remanufacturing, order fulfillment, forward stocking, reverse logistics, and asset recovery. In addition, Rick provided oversight around program management and implementation for the supply chain strategy road map.
Mr. William J. Wascher, Chief Executive Officer at SEKO Logistics, added: “Given his career background with large logistics companies and, most significantly, as a customer of our industry, Rick is bringing a new perspective to our U.S. business and is clearly very motivated by what he sees we offer and can offer to SEKO customers. He’s going to open a lot of doors to new business for us.”