In conjunction with plans for future business expansion and growth, Reo Logistics (formerly Allied Logistics) announces that Clayman Edwards has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Reo Logistics and its family of companies.

Edwards has extensive previous experience serving in business growth and development on a global level. Most recently, he served as the CEO of the Hohner companies, an international manufacturer and distributor of acoustic musical instruments. He has successfully led domestic and international companies and held a number of board positions and C-Level roles with both U.S. and worldwide corporations through leadership, business growth and development.

Rebecca Polan, President of Reo Logistics, stated, “In conjunction with growth initiatives outlined in our strategic planning exercises, we identified Reo Logistics’ need for a strong Chief Financial Officer to strengthen, develop, and focus our infrastructure as we implement structure enhancements and growth opportunities for the company. We are fortunate for Clayman to become part of our leadership team. We believe his extensive background in managing growth and change at a larger scale will help guide us in the future.”

“It is with great pleasure that I join the Reo Logistics family and I look forward to working with the executive team,” Edwards said. “My goal is to assist the company’s strategic initiatives and efforts through leadership, stewardship, counsel, measurement, evaluation, efficiency and focus.”

Edwards served as the CEO of Matth. Hohner AG and the Hohner Group of companies from April 2012 until January 2015. Previously, he served as CRO and VP of Operations for Design Master Associates, Inc., and as Senior VP CCA Financial Services, Inc. Prior to Hohner, Edwards was a member of Board of Directors of the Western Henrico Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, and was also an active member of the National Association of Music Merchants and the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica. He has supported a variety of charities, including the American Cancer Society, the YMCA, The Greater Richmond ARC and Harmonikids.