RALEIGH, N.C. – Tompkins International, a leading supply chain consulting and solutions firm, has named David Latona executive vice president of material handling integration. Latona, who previously served as vice president of the firm, has more than 30 years of supply chain experience, specializing in distribution center design and optimization for the apparel and footwear industry.
“Since joining Tompkins nearly five years ago, David has demonstrated superb leadership with account development and management and I am pleased that he has accepted the position of executive vice president of material handling integration,” said Denny McKnight, president and CEO of Tompkins International.
Prior to joining Tompkins, Latona was a partner and senior vice president of Vector Design, Inc., a nationwide material handling integrator, as well as co-founder and managing director of a third-party logistics operator in the Port of Los Angeles. He also co-founded Polygon Solutions, a B2B company that provides ERP systems and front office support for apparel and footwear brands.
Latona will succeed Kelly Reed, who is retiring after more than 20 years with Tompkins, including leading the firm’s material handling integration business unit for the past 11 years. During his time at Tompkins, Reed helped design, implement and support complex material handling systems for distribution and fulfillment operations for major companies across a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining Tompkins, Reed served over 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, holding a variety of high visibility logistics and supply chain management leadership positions.
“Kelly has been a remarkable leader and a true visionary for the supply chain industry,” said Latona. “I am honored to follow in his footsteps and continue to build upon the success he has achieved for Tompkins and our clients over the last two decades. Kelly and I will work closely together over the next several months to ensure a smooth transition.”
About Tompkins International
Tompkins International is a global supply chain consulting and solutions firm dedicated to helping clients achieve supply chain excellence and profitable growth. Founded in 1975, Tompkins has integrated its decades of experience in strategy, commerce, logistics and technology into an ecosystem of four business units: Supply Chain Consulting, Material Handling Integration, Robotics and Applied Technologies. By combining best-in-breed services and technologies, Tompkins delivers a true end-to-end supply chain solution enabling clients to improve the customer experience and ensure long-term success. Tompkins is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.tompkinsinc.com.