Rand Logistics, Inc., a provider of bulk freight shipping services throughout the Great Lakes region, today announced the appointment of Christopher J. Garwood to the position of Corporate Vice President of Procurement responsible for managing the company's strategic sourcing and supply chain functions.
In his new role, Garwood will lead improvement initiatives relating to the procurement and supply of fuel, parts, galleys and capital goods and services for the company’s vessels.
Garwood brings to the position over 15 years of experience in the areas of strategic sourcing, procurement and supply chain management. Prior to joining Rand Logistics, Inc., he was employed with Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. for seven years, where he has held positions of increasing responsibility including most recently Senior Director of Global Strategic Sourcing and Energy Procurement. In his leadership roles with Cliffs, he oversaw enterprise wide spend management for the company's most strategic operating expenditures, purchases and projects. His prior employment experience also includes supply chain roles with Ernst & Young LLP, Accenture Ltd., and BearingPoint Inc.
Garwood holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in Finance from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.