Recode is reporting that Amazon has hired logistics coordinator Scott Kieltoff, who worked as an executive at Walgreens before joining Amazon as a logistics assistant.
Kieltofff was a senior vice president of logistics at Wal-Mart, and was the company’s logistics director before joining the Amazon team.
In addition to working at Walmarts logistics headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., Kieltonff is also an Amazon logistics expert.
Kiff said that Walgens logistics department was “one of the most efficient in the world” and had been doing well, though Walgops operations were “much more efficient” than Amazon’s.
Walgreen has been trying to get Amazon to use its logistics department for some time.
Amazon has said it wants to hire more than 20,000 logistics employees in the United States by the end of 2021.
Read moreAt Walgarts logistics department, Kieltenff was responsible for running the logistics process for the company, and helped oversee Amazon’s logistics activities.
Wal-Greens did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment.
Kieltoff has been working at Amazon since January 2016, when he joined the company as a vice president at the company.
Walmart acquired Walgills logistics business in February of that year.
Kieltenf’s LinkedIn page lists him as a senior logistics associate at Walmart.
Kip Kielthoff also worked at Walgreen.
Kichin Kieltson is currently Walgys chief financial officer.
Walmart said in a statement that it was “committed to hiring the right talent to keep our stores running at high efficiency and reduce our waste.”
Amazon has said that it wants “the best logistics team in the industry” to support its new operations in the U.S. and to ensure that its stores are able to fulfill orders and deliver them within 24 hours.
Kiehl said that the company was in the process of hiring “a large number of” people to help handle logistics.