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Press Release: APL Logistics Names Lamont Nelson as Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

For Immediate Release

September 22, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – APL Logistics is moving forward on commitments made in 2020 to enhance internal diversity and to contribute to the larger community it serves.

APL Logistics (APLL) is pleased to announce that Lamont Nelson will be Director of APLL’s, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program effective immediately. Lamont will be responsible for creating and implementing policies and initiatives that will help elevate diversity and inclusivity in APL Logistics.

“We are committed to our employees and the communities in which we operate. Key to our People strategy is a robust Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program, we pledge to foster a diverse and inclusive culture. Building a culture on a foundation that encourages individuals to contribute ideas freely within the organization is critical not only to maintain an engaged workforce but exceed customer expectations.” 

– Thad Bedard, EVP of APL Logistics

Lamont has rich experience in Human Resources for the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry and has been an integral part of APL Logistics since 2019. Previously, Lamont acted as the chairperson for APL Logistics’ African American Employee Resource Group.

“Diversity, Equity & Inclusion ultimately leads to greater value, growth and opportunities for our employees, our company, our communities and our stakeholders. We will focus on Recruitment and Representation, Talent Development, Supplier Diversity, and Workplace Climate. I want to improve interactions with people with disabilities, indigenous concerns, and women in leadership. I am committed to turning ME into WE.” 

– Lamont Nelson, Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


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APL Logistics is the go-to global supply chain specialist for companies in the Automotive, Consumer, Industrials, and Retail sectors. The APL Logistics group of companies has a global network covering all major markets and is backed by a multinational workforce of over 5,500 people. APL Logistics Ltd is a member of the Kintetsu World Express group, a global logistics services provider. For more information, go to or email us at and connect with us on LinkedIn and YouTube.