HUNTINGTON, W.V. - REO Logistics announces its appointment of Rebecca Polan as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2017, succeeding Lake Polan, who transitions to Chairman of the Board of the company.
Rebecca joined the company in 2004, and most recently held the role of president of the transportation division and president of corporate services. Prior to that, Rebecca was vice president of Allied Realty, the company’s corporate hub. As CEO, Rebecca will oversee all of the company’s supply chain service providers, as well as operations of the business’s real estate holdings.
“Rebecca’s career with us so far has demonstrated her expertise in defining and implementing strategies that have helped position us for a successful future in a constantly changing industry,” said Lake Polan. “She has expertly combined her knowledge of the intricacies of everyday business with an intense drive to grow and diversify our business. Rebecca also has a proven track record of building and leading teams. We are excited about the vision she has for our future.”
“The logistics industry is on the verge of major technology disruptions that will only be tempered by successfully transforming ourselves from a commodity service provider into an end-to-end supply chain solutions value creator,” said Rebecca. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead our family’s business into this new world. We have big ambitions at REO, to grow in both scale and scope of services, and our year has gotten off to an exciting start. I have watched my family build this company from the ground up, and to now be entrusted with its continued success is a great honor.”
“I look forward to not only growing on the business front but also putting our values to work for us through our various community commitments and a number of new development opportunities we are making available to our employees. We want REO to be the employer of choice in our region,” Rebecca explained.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Smith College, a Master of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary, and a Master of Public Administration from American University.