Global transportation provider C.R. England has made two key personnel appointments recently. Josh England has been named the company’s new chief financial officer, replacing Keith Wallace, who is retiring effective Jan. 18, and Jason Beardall has been named president of England Logistics.

Josh England moves into the CFO position from his position as president of England Logistics, which he’s led since 2009.

“I am pleased to see Josh step into this critically important role in our company,” said Dan England, C.R. England’s chairman of the board. “He has been preparing for this position for many years and his wide range of financial expertise will be critical to our goals of continued growth and profitability.  Keith Wallace has set a high standard for our financial operations and developed a strong team for Josh to build upon. We will certainly miss Keith’s contributions to meeting our corporate financial objectives.”

England Logistics provides non-asset transportation solutions via road, rail, ocean, and air. Under his direction, England Logistics grew to become the nation’s 10th largest freight brokerage and he guided the company to above-market growth rates and returns, the company said. 

In his role as CFO, Josh England’s primary responsibilities will include financial management and oversight of the England companies and related enterprises, including financial reporting, equipment financing, budgeting, billing and collections and weekly payroll.

Wallace is retiring after 20 years of service to C.R. England. Mr. Wallace joined the England organization in 1993 to structure a newly created entrepreneurial role in England Dedicated Services, a division providing customized transportation solutions. In 1997, he was promoted to CFO.

Replacing Josh England as president of England Logistics is Jason Beardall. He was formerly executive vice president of England Logistics.

In his previous role, Jason Beardall was responsible for both Operations and Sales of the eight divisions of England Logistics including Full Truckload Brokerage, England Logistics’ Authorized Agent program, England Carrier Services (ECS), Dry LTL and Parcel Services, Supply Chain Management, International Ocean and Air Freight Forwarding, IMC and Refrigerated LTL Services.

“Jason Beardall is the natural choice to fill the role of president at England Logistics,” said Josh England.  “His leadership over the past 8 years has been exemplary.  We have great confidence in his proven ability to lead and execute, coupled with his vision for the continued direction of England Logistics.”

Jason Beardall is a sitting board member of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) as well as a contributing member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).