G-Log Offers New Start For CEO, Management Team

  • Written By: Steve McVey
  • Published: March 6 2000



G-Log Offers New Start For CEO, Management Team
S. McVey - March 6th, 2000

Event Summary

Founded in May 1999, Global Logistics Technologies (G-Log) will soon conduct a formal launch of its Internet-based logistics software business for the transportation industry. G-Log's products are targeted for international shippers that face significant complexity due to multi-mode cross-border shipments, global sourcing, and foreign trade regulations. A Web interface will afford users the ability to manage shipments on a global basis from virtually anywhere.

In a recent announcement, G-Log CEO Mitchell Weseley welcomed three new vice presidents to head up sales, marketing, and business development for the new company as it prepares for its formal launch. The new executives bring to G-Log expertise from well-known players in the supply chain management marketplace, including SAP, Numetrix (now part of JD Edwards), Rockport Trade Systems, and, the most prevalent vendor in G-Log's executive bios, Manugistics.

G-Log promises a new beginning for Weseley, who is hoping to put past misfortunes behind him.

Market Impact

Though Weseley's ability to attract top talent may make G-Log a success, it helped entangle him in a legal morass just a few years ago. Prior to G-Log, Mitchell Weseley was best known as the founder of his namesake, Weseley Software Development Company (WSDC). Incorporated in 1992, WSDC became the subject of litigation following its acquisition by Pinnacle Automation, Inc. and subsidiaries, Alvey Systems and McHugh Software Corporation. Following the 1995 sale, WSDC was eventually absorbed by McHugh Software and Wesley found himself displaced as the division head.

A man without a company, Weseley left WSDC to start another one, DXDT Technologies, in 1997. Later that year, WSDC sued Weseley, alleging that he had interfered with WSDC employee contracts by hiring them away and had violated non-compete provisions of his termination by using information learned at WSDC to start DXDT.

In a counter suit against Pinnacle and its subsidiaries, Weseley accused them of committing fraud by promising that WSDC would remain an independent division, operating under its own management and brand. Though an arbitrator would later absolve Weseley, the immense burden of legal proceedings forced him to suspend operations of DXDT and sell its assets to Descartes Systems Group, Inc. of Waterloo, Canada.

At long last, Weseley has emerged from his legal troubles eager to turn his global transportation management vision into reality with G-Log.

User Recommendations

Though specific recommendations would be premature, users interested in the next generation of transportation and logistics software should keep an eye on G-Log. G-Log has built its team from talented people with decades of experience in transportation and supply chain management.

It also benefits from a fresh start, enabling it to devote full attention to the latest technology for its applications. Among its many positive effects on the software industry, the Internet allows smaller, more technologically nimble companies to compete head-to-head with established vendors, giving clients a greater selection of competitive packages from which to choose.

G-Log's success in carving out a new niche within the transportation software market will depend largely on whether its expatriate management team can execute on its bold vision.

 

 
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