Carlile Expands Regional Sales Capabilities

For Immediate Release:


YUIT_Julie Sanchez-4Anchorage, Alaska
, May 14, 2015 – Broadening its Pacific Northwest sales strategy, Carlile has promoted Julie Sanchez to Regional Sales Manager. Based out of Tacoma, Sanchez will oversee the Lower 48 sales team with a target to maintain and build strong customer relationships, grow revenue and deliver logistics solutions for key accounts.

Sanchez joined Carlile in May 2014 as a Senior Client Manager based at the corporate headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska. Prior to Carlile, she spent two years at Alta Logistics and four years at Totem Ocean Trailer Express from 2008 – 2012. Both organizations belong to the Saltchuk group of companies, which purchased Carlile in 2013. Her extensive experience moving freight spans more than a decade and has been instrumental in developing new business opportunities for Carlile. Sanchez’ unique familiarity of both the Alaska and Lower 48 markets will further this endeavor as a critical connector for expanding Carlile’s business portfolio.

In addition to growing business, one of Sanchez’ key responsibilities will be to increase collaborations between operations and commercial sales in order to best leverage and meet customer needs. Sanchez will also be responsible for maintaining continuity between the Alaska and Lower 48 Carlile sales teams.

“Carlile is celebrating 35 years in business and Julie’s keen understanding of our customer base and wide-ranging capabilities will be a catalyst for continued growth,” says Greg Kessler, vice president of commercial development for Carlile.

Sanchez’ history also includes experience as a project scheduler for Knik Construction Co., Inc., in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, managing project schedules for the Department of Defense, and logistics coordination at several levels. Prior to her transportation and logistics industry career, Sanchez worked in the social service sector.

Sanchez holds both an MS in Global Supply Chain Management and an MBA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. An outdoor enthusiast, Sanchez enjoys exploring the woods with her 3-year-old son and canine companion Buffett.

Founded in 1980 by John and Harry McDonald, Carlile celebrates its 35th anniversary in business as Alaska’s premier tucking and logistics company. Carlile terminals serve Alaska from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Kodiak, Prudhoe Bay and Seward, as well as Tacoma, WA, Houston, TX and Edmonton, AB. In 2013, Carlile became a proud member of the Saltchuk family of companies.

For more information, contact Nance Larsen (907) 276-7797.

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