NEWARK, New Jersey, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JOC Group Inc. (formerly UBM Global Trade), the authoritative global provider of information and intelligence for professionals involved in trade, transportation and logistics, today announced that it has appointed Gavin Carter as Chief Executive Officer. Gavin succeeds John Day in the role.
As CEO, Gavin is responsible for expanding business relations, establishing technology thought leadership and providing strategic direction. He will continue JOC Group's efforts to improve the way the group disseminates news and information to the container trade community focusing on providing increasing customer value and innovation.
"I am profoundly honored by the opportunity to lead JOC Group," said Carter. "The world's largest shipping lines, railroads, logistics providers and Fortune 500 companies rely on intelligence provided by the JOC Group to make faster and better business decisions every day. JOC Group has an unrivaled legacy, extraordinary assets and tremendous talent. I am excited to work with our leadership team and dedicated employees as we continue to provide innovative solutions during a time of rapid technology change."
Having joined UBM Global Trade in March 2009 as CIO, Gavin was subsequently appointed EVP of UBM Global Trade's data businesses where he led an organizational transformation which included scaling infrastructure, reorganizing the group's products and promoting a culture of innovation.
"Gavin's strategic leadership of JOC Group's data division and objective approach to problem solving have earned him the respect of employees, partners and customers worldwide," says AXIO Data Group CEO, Henry Elkington. "With his passion for technology and firm understanding of the business, Gavin has the right combination of knowledge and experience to lead JOC Group during this dynamic next chapter."
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The JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals worldwide. Through its PIERS database and leading JOC coverage of transportation online and in print, the JOC Group Inc. provides customers with critical insights, data-rich intelligence and tools to compete effectively in the global marketplace. www.joc.com/group
The JOC Group Inc. is part of the AXIO Data Group, which is owned by Electra Partners, an independent private equity fund manager with more than 30 years' experience in the mid-market. As at 30 September 2012, the firm had funds under management of over £1.3 billion. The firm's flexible investment approach allows it to invest across a broad range of sectors and financial instruments including equity, senior equity, convertibles and mezzanine debt. For further information please visit www.electrapartners.com
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