Jon Saunders has been named CEO of Ontario, Canada-based Polaris Transportation Group, a newly created position, according to a July 6 company announcement.

He will lead four businesses: Polaris Global Logistics, Polaris Motor Freight USA, J.G. Drapeau and Commercial Warehousing, reporting to company president Dave Cox.

“Jon has been a great asset to our company and was the champion behind the recent acquisitions of J.G. Drapeau Transport and Commercial Warehousing Ltd. Since coming on board, he has taken on multiple roles and responsibilities and was the hands down candidate to accelerate our multifaceted supply chain initiatives going forward. Jon has an analytical mind, is a great team builder and has an uncanny ability to visualize new roads ahead that fit our future growth plans,” Cox said.

Saunders joined Polaris in January 2015 as a vice president of finance, then became CEO of Polaris Global Logistics.