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Evans Distribution Systems Announces Promotion of Vice President of Sales & Marketing

MELVINDALE, Mich., October 23, 2023—Evans Distribution Systems, a provider of third-party logistics and supply chain solutions, has named Dawn Harthun, as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Harthun is succeeding former Chief Marketing Officer, Leslie Ajlouny.

In her role, Harthun is responsible for understanding the marketplace and developing new and existing business which meets Evans’ corporate revenue and profitability objectives. In addition, she is responsible for working closely with the operating groups to develop successful, mutually beneficial, long-term customer relationships. Harthun will oversee the Sales & Marketing team to develop strategy and accomplish sales and marketing goals.  

“With her extensive background and experience with logistics operations and international supply chains, Dawn is paving a new path to expand our logistics solutions and grow new business,” says John A. Evans, President & CEO at Evans Distribution Systems. “We are excited to have her expertise and energy on our team and to seamlessly expand upon the services Evans provides to our diverse customer base.”

Harthun brings extensive experience in operations, project management, international supply chain, and U.S. trade compliance. Harthun began her career in international transportation working for Maersk and UPS Freight Solutions. She spent 20 years at HoMedics, helping them import and export health and wellness products around the world. She also served as the Director of Operations at Art Van and Loves Furniture. Prior to her current role, Harthun served as Director of International Solutions at Evans Distribution Systems.

“I look forward to building upon Evans’ recent growth and success in warehousing and transportation,” Harthun says. “My focus is to deliver high quality customer service to new and existing customers, and to expand our technology solutions to optimize operations.”

Dawn attended Schoolcraft College and holds an associate degree in business administration. She and her husband reside in Hamtramck, Mich.

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About Evans Distribution Systems 

Evans Distribution Systems, headquartered in southeast Michigan, was founded in 1929 as the Central Detroit Warehouse Company. The company has evolved into a full-service, third-party logistics provider offering warehousing, transportation, fulfillment, value-added, and staffing solutions to automotive, manufacturing, food and beverage, consumer goods, and chemical industries. Evans currently employs nearly 300 associates and operates more than 3 million square feet of warehouse space in Michigan. For more information, visit our website at www.evansdist.com. Read the latest supply chain insights on the 3PL Insights blog, and follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.