Elwood, IL: NFI announces that Derek Kissel has joined the NFI Logistics Team as a Brokerage Account Manager.

    Prior to joining NFI, Kissel worked as a Senior Sales Representative for CH Robinson in
    Woodridge, IL, where he specialized in identifying, securing, and on-boarding new accounts and where he was awarded the Biggest Impact for a Newcomer Award. Previously, Kissel also worked at Schneider National in support of their logistics and brokerage operations.

    Like all of NFI's Brokers, Derek has completed a rigorous Certified Transportation Brokerage course (CTB) covering industry best practices and business ethics as it pertains to transportation brokerage.

    A New Hampshire native, Derek spent four years with the United States Army-Military Intelligence Branch as a Signals Intelligence Analyst.

    Derek will be domiciled at NFI's cross dock operation in Elwood, IL

    "It is strategic goal for our Brokerage division in 2011 to add talented resources to support and complement NFI's existing operations and sales efforts. We are pleased that Derek has joined NFI to pilot this initiative in Chicagoland," said Jim Quinn, Vice President, NFI Logistics Services.

    In April 2010, NFI, one of the country's leaders in supply chain solutions, launched NFI Transportation Brokerage, a new division dedicated to connecting carriers and shippers in order to efficiently move freight across the United States.

    With an online presence at http://www.nfitransportationbrokerage.com/, NFI Transportation Brokerage allows customers to track their freight on line 24 hours a day. Each customer will have a dedicated, experienced transportation professional with whom they can communicate through every step of the process. NFI ensures all that all of its carriers meet stringent safety, insurance, and service qualifications.

    NFI, founded in 1932 as National Hauling, has evolved from a trucking company in a regulated environment, into one of the largest privately held integrated supply chain companies in North America. Today, NFI provides Logistics, Warehousing and Distribution, Transportation, Intermodal, Real Estate, Transportation Brokerage, Contract Packaging, Solar, Global and Consulting Services. NFI employs more than 5,500 people in the US and Canada. Revenues have surpassed $900 million and the company is well positioned to continue its explosive growth. Its market share predominantly comes from consumer and retail goods, general commodities and food and grocery. NFI is headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ.