Fortna®, the distribution experts®, announces the hiring of Retail Industry Expert Mike Perkins. Perkins brings to Fortna more than 35 years’ experience driving results at high-growth retailers including Bealls Department Stores, L.L.Bean, Amazon and Hannaford Supermarkets.
Most recently, Perkins served as SVP, Distribution and Transportation, at Bealls Department Stores, where he implemented the company’s first eCommerce distribution center. At L.L.Bean, he served as VP of Distribution, Transportation, Returns and Manufacturing, where he significantly increased distribution capacity while cutting costs.
In Perkin’s new role, he will ensure that Fortna’s large, complex distribution transformation projects are successfully executed and that the results guaranteed in the business case are achieved.
“I am excited to join the Fortna team,” said Perkins. “As a client, I was impressed by Fortna’s willingness to make performance guarantees based on a solid business case for change. I look forward to helping ensure these transformational projects meet the results promised and deliver on the financial metrics.”
“Mike is a welcome addition to Fortna’s leadership team,” said John A. White III, President and CEO of Fortna. “He has a proven track record and is a great addition to Fortna as we help the world’s top brands transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage.”
Perkins is a 2011 recipient of the DC Velocity Rainmaker Award, a 2005 recipient of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Award and, in 1995, received the John Russell Leadership Award.
About Fortna Inc.
For over 60 years, Fortna has partnered with the world’s top brands – companies like ASICS, Carter’s and Totto – helping them improve their distribution operations and transform their businesses. Companies with complex distribution operations trust Fortna to help them meet customer promises and competitive challenges profitably. We are a professional services firm built on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable to those results. Our expertise spans supply chain strategy, distribution center operations, material handling, supply chain systems, organizational excellence, and warehouse control software. For more information, please visit www.fortna.com