Descartes Systems Group, a global company in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, has announced that Edward J. Ryan has been appointed as Descartes’ Chief Executive Officer, in accordance with its leadership succession plan. Mr. Ryan served as Descartes’ Chief Commercial Officer since 2011, in addition to several other senior executive roles since joining Descartes in 2000.
Descartes also has announced that J. Scott Pagan has been appointed as Descartes’ President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Pagan has served as Descartes’ Chief Corporate Officer and Corporate Secretary since 2011, in addition to other senior executive roles since he joined Descartes in 2000.
Mr. Ryan replaces Arthur Mesher as Descartes’ CEO. Mr. Mesher served as Descartes’ CEO since 2004, after joining the company as Executive Vice President, Strategic Development, in 1998. Mr. Mesher has retired as CEO and Chairman of the Board due to health and personal issues.