Offers New Start For CEO, Management Team
S. McVey - March 6th, 2000
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.
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.
promises a new beginning for Weseley, who is hoping to put past misfortunes
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.
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
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,
long last, Weseley has emerged from his legal troubles eager to turn his global
transportation management vision into reality with G-Log.
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.
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.
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.