Gemstone Logistics Inc., a leader in transportation and lodging software for remote industrial projects, is proud to announce the promotion of Ross Purdie to President. Founder Tom McHale will continue as CEO, providing strategic vision and guidance for the future, as well as leading the search for accretive acquisitions. In his new position as President, Ross will take on a larger role leading software, operations, sales and corporate functions for the Gemstone team.

An accountant by trade, Ross brings a wealth of international management experience to his role as President. With rigorous attention to detail and a relentless approach to achieving objectives, Ross was the ideal choice to take on the challenge of leading Gemstone in a time of strong growth and expansion.

CEO Tom McHale explained, “Ross has been a leader in our company for many years and I am glad to recognize his strong contribution to our continued growth. As Gemstone evolves into a global player, I can think of no one who I would rather have steering the ship than Ross.”

Ross added, “in my 6 years at Gemstone, I’ve been involved in every part of our business to some degree and have learned from the very best in the industry – I’m thrilled to be given the chance to lead the team and take Gemstone to the next level.”

Also, as a part of this new structure Stephen Taylor has been promoted to VP, Software for Gemstone. Stephen brings 25 years of software experience to this key team, and creating this new position will ensure that Gemstone executes effectively on its coherent software strategy and continues to drive collaborative innovation.

“I take a lot of lot of pride in the knowledge that I have the support of such an incredible group of people which we get to show off to our customers through demos and day-to-day client relations. This team is by far Gemstone’s greatest asset and why we deliver the best customer experience in the industry,” stated McHale.