Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) September 03, 2015
The Simon Companies announces Blake Rigby as the new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of its rapidly growing transportation, logistics and technology businesses.
Rigby comes to The Simon Companies with more than 30 years of executive leadership and experience in corporate finance, administration, IT and operations for highly successful enterprises. Rigby will oversee all financial and business operations of onewaytrailers.com, Simon Transport and Transportation Data Source.
“Our companies continue to grow very rapidly. Blake brings a deep level of expertise and experience in finance and operations, and a proven track record of taking successful companies to the next level. We are excited for what the future holds,” said Lyn Simon, president and owner of The Simon Companies.
Onewaytrailers.com created the transportation industry’s first and only online platform that makes the ever-growing source of semi-trailers available for one-time use to qualified carriers, truck dealers, drayage, towing and construction companies in one-way moves.
Simon Transport is a successful freight transportation business with a well-trained and experienced team of logistics specialists using the finest trucking, brokerage, and accounting software available.
Transportation Data Source (TDS) is a leading provider of unique and detailed motor carrier information services in easily accessible formats. Its customers include shippers, third party logistics providers, and industry suppliers of products and services for asset-based carriers.
“Transportation and logistics is an exciting industry with unlimited opportunities for growth and innovation. I look forward to helping The Simon Companies achieve the vision that Lyn has established as we continue to build a world-class organization,” Rigby said.
Rigby has held CFO and COO as well as corporate president responsibilities for numerous firms specializing in transportation and logistics, real estate, manufacturing, energy, media, education and more. He earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Utah and is a Certified Public Accountant.
About The Simon Companies
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, The Simon Companies were founded in 2001 with the creation of onewaytrailers.com, the transportation industry’s first and only website where USDOT and FMCSA-qualified carriers, truck dealers, drayage, towing and construction companies could access semi-trailers to use one time for one-way moves. For more information, visit http://www.onewaytrailers.com.
Simon Transport, founded in 2004, provides freight management and brokerage services for long‐haul shipments and power‐only (semi‐tractor) moves for customers in the contiguous 48 states. Its staff of logistics experts have a wide range of transportation, financial and technology experience to offer exceptional customer service. For more information visit http://www.simontransport.com
Transportation Data Source (TDS) provides unique, detailed information about carriers in easily accessible formats tailored to benefit a wide range of users, particularly third party logistics providers that specialize in brokerage. In addition, insurance companies, government agencies, trade associations, OEMs and suppliers can use TDS to satisfy their carrier information and marketing requirements. For more information visit http://www.tdsource.com