Extend CEO, Gabriel Andersson, tabbed to chair U.S.-based Transportation Impact advisory board

Pressrelease, Jönköping, 2017.02.08.

EMERALD ISLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—United States supply chain spend management company Transportation Impact announced today Extend Partner and CEO Gabriel Andersson has been chosen to chair the company’s advisory board. The board consists of senior finance, procurement and supply chain executives from TI’s customers and partners.

“We searched exhaustively for advisors that will help us answer important questions as we continue to grow Transportation Impact in the years to come,” said Keith Byrd, co-founder and principal partner of Transportation Impact.

“This team of senior executives from customers, partners and experts will help shape the solutions we offer within the market and how we position them in order to sustain growth and create value for customers”, Byrd continues.

Transportation Impact is headquartered along the coast of North Carolina, and has ranked among the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. each of the last four years.

“It is a great opportunity for me and Extend to lead and to be part of the team that will support and ensure that Transportation Impact stays “relevant” and ahead of competition,” said Gabriel Andersson, CEO of Extend, a Swedish IT company specializing in enterprise logistic cost-management solutions.

“I am 100 percent sure that Transportation Impact is in position to launch technology and services that will change the way we think and execute logistics cost management in the future,” Andersson continues.

Berkley Stafford, vice president of sales at Transportation Impact said Andersson has worked with Norm Pollock, vice president of information technology and TI’s internal chairman, to put together a very sophisticated advisory group and that will challenge the company with big questions to answer.

“Gabriel, and Extend’s deep understanding and strong track record supporting companies in the supply chain domain, combined with Norm’s strong background on large-scale commercial operation setup brings “night vision” to Transportation Impact,” Stafford said.

“We all look forward to harvesting the outcomes and advice of the advisory board, helping our company achieve its full potential by transforming the world of supply chain as we know it,.” Stafford continues.

The board will meet once in person and twice virtually each year, and will be advising Transportation Impact on its the commercial offerings, launch markets, potential customers and organizational structure the company needs to employ to deliver them.


About Transportation Impact

Transportation Impact is a supply chain spend-management firm headquartered in Emerald Isle, N.C. Founded in 2008, the company offers a portfolio of supply chain services and technologies that help large companies reduce the costs associated with small package and freight shipping. In 2016, TI was named to the North Carola Mid-Market FAST 40, the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100 and earned a spot among the Inc. 5000, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America, for the fourth consecutive year.



About Extend

Extend is a Swedish company that has developed a platform to automatically control and synchronize inventory, sales and order information from multiple partners, channels and markets.

Customers get embedded logic and real-time data to control their business processes. Better data means better decisions to optimize and grow your business. The Extend platform is fully modular and flexible in order to extend functionality when you need it to. For more information visit www.extend.se


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