FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SYNCHRONET INTERMODAL SYSTEMS, INC. PROMOTIONS AND NEW HIRES
Growing Customer Demand For Services Increases Need For Customer Support Team
Virginia Beach, VA – July 10, 2012 – SynchroNet Intermodal Services, Inc. (SIS) (www.synchronet.co) today announced that Ms. Sherri Stockdale has been promoted to the position of Manager, Customer Support Services and is now responsible for customer service, equipment procurement and operations. Ms. Helen Huynh received an internal promotion from the Department of Accounting and Finance to SIS Customer Service. Helen will work closely with SIS customers handling day-to-day operations, tracing and reporting. Sherri and Helen are joined by new hire, Mr. Peng Gong, Operations Liaison. Peng’s role at SIS is to work with select supplier customers to procure equipment. He is also responsible for support of stack-train operations. Helen and Peng both report to Sherri Stockdale.
The SIS Stack-train Service offers equipment, bundled with competitive stack-train ramp-to-ramp intermodal transportation pricing and services, for US and Canadian domestic and international customers. SIS offers container repositioning services developed to increase utilization of surplus empty ISO containers primarily from inland locations to port cities in North America, from port cities to inland cities or inland-to-inland cities within North America. By using the repositioning service, SIS suppliers such as shipping lines, leasing companies and container traders save empty repositioning costs, while user customers (Intermodal Marketing Companies (IMCs) and domestic shippers) gain visibility to ISO container inventories and the ability to load cargo into this excess capacity.
”The recent organizational changes reflect the growing demand for our services and support in the intermodal market in the US and Canada. It is important to respond to the needs of our valued customers and ensure we align ourselves to meet their demand, as well as continue to provide premier operations and customer support services,” said Bob Baker, president and CEO of SynchroNet. “Sherri and Helen have both demonstrated the dedication, skill and determination needed to meet the new challenge ahead as part of this expanded team. The addition of Peng further solidifies the structure and capabilities of our Customer Support group.”
Sherri Stockdale has been with SynchroNet since 2004 and has worked extensively with domestic operation. Helen Huynh came to SynchroNet in early 2009, and worked in the Department of Finance and Accounting for the last three years. Helen’s divisional change to SIS was due to the growth in the Company’s stack-train operations. Peng Gong has worked with SynchroNet as an intern since 2011 and joined SynchroNet from his previous positions as an International Relations Summer Intern at The Coca-Cola Company and Coordinating Assistant of Medical Operations, Project Hope, Millwood, VA. Peng holds Master of Business Administration with a major in Supply Chain Management from Harry Byrd School of Business, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, a Masters of Law with a major in International Politics from the Center for Studies of United Nations, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), Beijing, China, and a Bachelors of Management with a major in Management of Public Administration, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Laiyang Agricultural College (LYAC), Qingdao City, Shandong Province, China.
SIS combines equipment and intermodal services, offered through a web-based interface, for an economic and competitive solution. Containers secured through the SIS system are pre-approved for availability, and the entire process from search to procurement can be completed in an automated and easy, streamlined manner between the user and the supplier. Through SIS’ web-based services our customers collaborate, while facilitating the controlled re-use of empty container equipment from off-dock / off-ramp locations. This is done to:
• Improve container availability and equipment turn time
• Reduce equipment inventory and empty storage requirements
• Reduce truck idling and processing times
• Reduce marine terminal gate and yard activity / congestion
• Reduce transportation costs and container handling expenses
• Reduce empty truck miles
• Increase access to container capacity