Crane Worldwide appoints new CIO as it celebrates 12 years

By Damian Brett

Brannon Kuykendall

Crane Worldwide has appointed Brannon Kuykendall as its chief information officer, while it is also about to celebrate 12 years of operations.

The forwarder said that Kuykendall has successfully led technology teams ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises and has a diverse experience in software development, cyber security, compliance, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and more.

Prior to joining Crane Worldwide, he served as chief information officer in the oil and gas industries, as well as chief technology officer at ThoughtTrace, an artificial intelligence SaaS company.

“There are profound changes in digitalization and data to support intelligent modelling,” said Keith Winters, chief executive at Crane Worldwide.

“Our clients have faced many challenges during the Covid-19 outbreak, end to end and real time visibility is key to making informed decisions when faced with supply chain disruption and assessing vulnerabilities.”

Kuykendall is tasked with driving “forward our goal of solving the challenges our clients are facing with increased data complexity in the supply chain”.

He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Meanwhile, the company is also celebrating 12 years since its launch. Crane Worldwide Logistics was established on August 7 in 2008 by chairman and founder Jim Crane and a team of former Eagle Global Logistics executives including president and chief executive Winters.

The company has grown from employing eight people in 2008 to having 120 locations across 30 countries.

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