Former CFO of Rinchem Company, Inc. will oversee accounting, human resources and legal teams
SHREVEPORT, La. (July 11, 2023) – AFS Logistics announces Rob Walker as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Walker brings 25 years of experience to the 3PL company, including seven years as CFO of Rinchem, a leader in chemical warehousing, transportation and freight forwarding, as well as finance leadership roles with Gap, Inc.
“Throughout his career, Rob has proven himself as a standout mentor, leader and teammate,” says Tom Nightingale, CEO, AFS. “He will play an active role in driving both strategy and execution to make sure we are equipped with the insight, knowledge and financial control to realize business opportunities when they arise and to encourage behaviors that generate profitable growth.”
Walker will serve as an advisor to the CEO and the founder and chairman, as well as an operationally focused financial leader with responsibility over all direct and indirect financial activities. Based on the company’s demonstrated competence at leveraging data to maximize opportunities for customers, he anticipates significant growth opportunity not only through the acquisition of new customers, but also by reaching current customers with expanded offerings.
“While pursuing this role, I was captivated by the depth of the business and its potential,” says Walker. “AFS is not simply a business process outsourcing company for shippers, it strives to deliver value each and every day. This dedication to understanding the logistics markets and providing insights that deliver a competitive advantage will translate to numerous commercial opportunities for the foreseeable future.”
Walker earned his master’s from the University of New Mexico and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Iowa State University. He has also held finance and accounting positions with Ranchers Bank, the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority and Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.
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About AFS Logistics
AFS Logistics helps more than 1,800 companies across more than 35 countries drive sustained savings and operational improvements, while turning their logistics operations into competitive, customer-centric differentiators. As a non-asset based and non-asset biased 3PL, AFS provides a range of logistics services, featuring freight and parcel audit, parcel cost management, LTL cost management and transportation management, which includes freight brokerage and freight forwarding. Founded in 1982 and employing a team of more than 380 logistics teammates in eight major locations across the U.S. and Canada, AFS is regularly part of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies and was named a 2022 Top 100 3PL by Inbound Logistics. To learn more, visit www.afs.net.
Anna Claire Stevens