Entries by Christina Catchpole

Fortna Promotes Jerry Hedrick to Vice President of Human Resources

As part of its dedication to ongoing associate development and talent leadership, Fortna, The Distribution Experts®, has promoted Jerry Hedrick to the position of Vice President of Human Resources.

At the core of Fortna’s success is its people – the community of associates across the globe who help our clients turn their distribution operations into a competitive advantage. Jerry will drive strategic leadership and operational excellence in all areas of human resources.

“Jerry’s experience building and leading high-performance teams, and his deep experience in continuous improvement, will be a great asset as we continue to grow in a competitive market,” said John A. White III, President and CEO of Fortna. “Jerry will help us attract, develop, and recognize our people so we can continue with our commitment to innovation and service excellence.”

“Finding the best talent and providing incredible development opportunities are key to living up to our internal brand promise of Passion-Promise-People,” stated Jerry Hedrick, VP of Human Resources. “My focus is to continue to make Fortna an employer of choice, where people are deeply engaged and have energy and passion for their work.”

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine Names Two Fortna Associates as “2017 Pros to Know”

Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, announced today that two associates have been named as Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s “Pros to Know.”  They include:

  • Seth Conrad, Senior Director, Professional Services
  • Brad Anderson, Senior Director, Performance Improvement

The Pros to Know is a listing of exceptional corporate executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges in the year ahead,” says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

The Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pros to Know” award recognizes both the practitioners and provider ends of the supply chain. These Fortna associates won in the “provider” category which includes individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies or academia, who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet these challenges.

Manhattan Associates Recognizes Fortna as a Top Partner for Ninth Consecutive Year

Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, was recently named by Manhattan Associates to their prestigious Partner Performance Club.  This is the ninth consecutive year that Fortna has been recognized by Manhattan for contributions to customer engagements in the previous year. Fortna was one of three companies to receive the award for Best Consulting Partner.

“Manhattan’s strategic partnerships help drive customer growth by acting as extensions of our comprehensive solutions for our customers worldwide,” said Jeff Cashman, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Manhattan Associates. “We are extremely proud of the focus our partners place on providing omni-channel, inventory and supply chain support to our customers.”

“Partnering with Manhattan Associates enables us to provide outstanding service for our shared clients,” said Patti Satterfield, Global Vice President at Fortna.  “Our deep distribution expertise and our approach to delivering a complete solution, combined with Manhattan Associates’ solutions, help clients transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage.”

The Manhattan Value Partner (MVP) Program is an ecosystem of third-party integrators/consultants, complementary software providers and hardware providers, whose combined expertise and products ensure delivery of world-class supply chain solutions to joint customers.


Fortna Raises Awareness and Funds for Male Health Issues

Led by the Fortna IT team, Fortna Associates participated in the Movember challenge to shave clean on the first of the month and grow out their moustache or “mo” as a visual reminder of their commitment to helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives.  The Fortna “Mo Bros” and their team of supportive sisters helped raise awareness of male issues like testicular cancer and male suicide.  Fortna associates raised money for the cause, and an additional donation was made by Fortna in support of Associates’ efforts.  For more information about what Movember Foundation is doing to make a difference in these important health issues visit www.movember.com