The board of Xpediator is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Harris as IT Infrastructure Service & Operations Director.
Essex, England, April 12, 2019 — The board of Xpediator, (AIM: XPD), a leading provider of freight and logistics management services across the UK and Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Harris as IT Infrastructure Service & Operations Director. Dan joins the Group with a wealth of experience in infrastructure and IT portfolio management roles within leading retail companies. He began his career working for Tesco between 2006 and 2014, where as Programme Manager, he oversaw the delivery of Tesco’s Payqwiq solution – their first move into mobile payment, which can now be found in over 500 stores across the country. Dan went on to spend 3 years at Home Retail Group, before his most recent role at Sainsbury’s Argos where as Senior IT Development Manager, he supported the integration of Argos, developing IT and governance structures to provide direction and support following Sainsburys’ £1.4bn purchase of Argos.
Michael Grange, CIO and COO eCommerce at Xpediator said, “We’re very pleased Dan is joining at this point in Xpediator’s rapid development. The group’s IT infrastructure is a key focus and we are aiming to create significant efficiencies and synergies, by harmonising front-end to back-end systems throughout the business and across all our newly acquired operations. With this objective, Dan’s blue-chip experience will be extremely valuable.”
Commenting on his appointment, Dan Harris added, “I am delighted to be joining the Xpediator team. The Company has grown impressively and I am looking forward to applying the knowledge I have acquired to support the Group’s fast paced growth and maximise the commercial advantages a modern IT infrastructure can bring.”
Xpediator is a well-established international provider of freight management services. Established in 1988 by CEO Stephen Blyth today the Group’s International network of offices provides road, sea and air freight services, together with logistics and warehousing in the UK and Romania. The business offers integrated freight management within the supply chain logistics and fulfilment sector, through their three main areas: freight forwarding, logistics & warehousing and transport services. With headquarters in Braintree, Essex and country offices in nine CEE countries across 38 sites, the Group currently employs 938 people and was successfully listed on London’s AIM market in August 2017.
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