Global Trading Resources, Inc. (GTRI) is proud to announce that it has joined Janel Group, a U.S.-based global provider of integrated logistics solutions with offices nationwide. In addition to strengthening Janel’s Portland office, GTRI brings the Janel team new industry competencies and veteran leadership. Customers and partners will benefit from the combined company’s capacities in the short-term, and will find long-term value in their association with a strong and growing global logistics partner.
“I founded Global Trading Resources 24 years ago with a fundamental focus on getting to know our customers intimately so that we could anticipate, rather than simply respond to, their specific business needs,“ said Patti Iverson-Summer, President and CEO. “In the course of growing the business, my mission has always has been to leverage the best resources for the benefit of our customers. In becoming acquainted with the Janel team, I became aware of the synergies in philosophy and culture of the companies, especially with respect to serving customers and attending to the needs of staff. I am excited now to partner with Janel for the long-term growth of our business in our fast-changing industry.”
Global Trading Resources will continue to function as an independent business unit headquartered in Portland. Patti Iverson-Summer will continue as President, joining Janel Group’s team of senior advisors. As part of the Janel network, the GTRI team will be newly empowered to support its existing customers with expanded capacities and to engage new customers.
Karen Kenney, President of Janel Group, added, “We are thrilled to welcome the GTRI team to the Janel family. Patti and the team are well-known in Portland and beyond for their industry knowledge and commitment to customers. In this respect and others, they are a perfect fit with Janel, and I look forward to the business we will build together.”