Seasoned tech professional Daniel Curling has been named the new chief technology officer at Dallas-based WWEX Group, a leading third-party logistics provider and parent company of Worldwide Express, GlobalTranz, and Unishippers.
“Our entire business is enabled by technology. It helps our teams, our carriers, and customers collaborate more effectively and make more intelligent decisions,” WWEX Group CEO Tom Madine said in a statement. “Daniel has the experience to build upon our already-strong infrastructure and enable us to further enhance our position as a leader in the logistics industry.”
WWEX Group also announced that Scott Ball has been appointed CIO. In this position, Ball will be responsible for WWEX Group’s technology infrastructure, operations, security, and corporate applications. He has been with WWEX Group since 2018 and previously served as senior vice president, IT.
WWEX said that Curling will play a key role in shaping the future growth of the company and driving technological advancements. With more than 25 years of experience, Curling has an extensive leadership background in online travel, mobile device protection, and SaaS solutions for healthcare.
Using technology to make jobs easier
Before joining WWEX Group, Curling had a proven track record of delivering scalable software for high-growth technology and digital businesses, the company said. He has successful experience with full product development lifecycle processes including strategy, project planning, technical architecture, development, testing, cybersecurity, and IT operations, WWEX Group said.
“I have many goals at WWEX Group. One of the most important is ensuring my team understands the work we’re doing, the purpose behind it, and why it matters,” Curling said in a statement. “That’s the difference between just completing a task and feeling empowered to make a difference at the company you work for and for the customers you serve.”
Most recently, Curling was the CTO for Experian Health, a division of Experian.
Experian Health provides data-driven insight and SaaS-based solutions to physicians and hospitals. At Experian Health, he led a team of 350 responsible for all technology teams including application development, cloud engineering, DevOps, quality assurance, site reliability engineering, cybersecurity, enterprise architecture, product owner, agility and portfolio management.
“The key role of technology is to enable businesses to perform with a high level of efficiency,” Curling said. “So as a technology leader, my team and I will step in and enable our entire organization and our customers to leverage technology to make their jobs easier.”
SpeedShip transportation management system and more
The company said that Curling will replace Dolly Wagner-Wilkins, who was named CTO in 2017 and led the company through unprecedented technology investments and post-acquisition integrations.
While head of technology operations, Wagner-Wilkins led all aspects of the technical spectrum of the company including the technology roadmap, operations and product development of a suite of nimble, robust and market-leading customer-facing and internal solutions.
The company said that included stabilizing its current generation systems and building the team and roadmap which created WWEX Group’s proprietary SpeedShip transportation management system.
Ball was CIO of Solera before joining the WWEX Group
Before joining WWEX Group, Ball was the CIO of Solera and has held various technology leadership roles at Sabre and Asurion. Ball started his career as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army.
The WWEX Group family of brands, which comprises Worldwide Express, GlobalTranz and Unishippers, offers full-service logistics expertise to more than 125,000 customers across the country while helping move more than 48 million shipments per year.
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