Merlin Hanson, Chairman of the Board for Hanson Logistics, leading provider of temperature-controlled logistics, has announced that Terry Brown and Mark Eriks have been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
Mr. Brown brings extensive experience in refrigerated and global logistics as previous Regional Vice President of Americold Logistics and Chief Executive Officer and President of Diversified Port Holdings. He has served as Vice Chairman & Treasurer for the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses and as a board member for World Food Logistics Organization.
Mr. Brown is currently Sales Specialty Products & Shareholder and board member at VSSI, Inc., a leading manufacturer of quality veterinarian equipment. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Arkansas Tech University, a Masters in Professional Accounting (MPA) from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He and his wife, Ronda, have three adult children and six grandchildren.
Mr. Eriks is President of Strategic Alliances for Gordon Food Service, a privately held food service distributor, where he is responsible for managing 12 separate business units in the U.S. and Canada, generating $650 million in sales. At Gordon Food Service, he was also previously Senior Manager in Human Resources and Chief Legal Officer.
Mr. Eriks has 30 years of human resources, legal and general management experience. He has held the title of Executive Vice President – Support Services for Spartan Stores, Inc. and was an equity partner in a prominent law firm. Mr. Eriks has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Hope College, a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Indiana University, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan. He and his wife, Leigh Ann—a lab instructor at Hope College—have three adult children: Lauren, Martin and Matthew. “Terry Brown and Mark Eriks bring valuable insight and guidance to our growing organization,” said Gregory Hanson, Vice Chairman, Hanson Logistics. “Their respective expertise, together with that of our existing board members, is an uncommon bench strength in an industry of increasing sophistication. We are both excited for and confident about our future.”
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