Movers + Shakers

by MM&D staff
Lisa Lisson

Lisa Lisson has been named president of FedEx Express Canada Ltd. She succeeds David Binks, who was appointed senior vice president of FedEx European Operations, based in Brussels.

Lisson was most recently vice-president of marketing, customer experience and communications, where she led the innovation and implementation of services to address customer needs and opportunities. She is also involved at a global level with strategic growth initiatives for FedEx Express.

Lisson graduated from Guelph University with a degree in marketing. She is a four-time winner of the FedEx Five Star Award, the company’s highest performance accolade.

Steve Pow is the new manager of dealer sales and development for Ontario and Western Canada with the Stärke Material Handling Group, a division of Canadian Forklift Distributors Limited (CFDL).

Pow’s main responsibility will be to service existing dealers and continue to develop the dealer network throughout Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Joe Pajer

Vocollect, Inc has appointed Joe Pajer, formerly chief operating officer, as CEO and president of the company. In this capacity, Pajer now has full executive leadership of Vocollect, Inc. Roger Byford, the co-founder of Vocollect, continues in his role as chairman of the board and chief technology officer.

Pajer’s career spans more than 20 years in senior executive roles in high technology markets including consumer electronics, semiconductors, personal computers and high-end computer networking. Before joining Vocollect, he was executive vice-president and general manager of the Broadband Routing & Switching division of Marconi, Plc. in Pittsburgh.

Buckhorn, a Milford, Ohio-based manufacturer of reusable plastic packaging and material handling systems, has named Rob Tieman director of sales and marketing. Tieman assumes responsibility for the company’s sales and marketing initiatives.

Before joining Buckhorn, Tieman gained over 19 years of sales and marketing management experience in industrial manufacturing environments. Most recently, he held the position of vice-president, sales and marketing for Gold Medal Products Co in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he focused on servicing distributors and securing key national accounts.

Achim Martinka

Lufthansa Cargo has a new manager for the Americas. Starting on October 1, 2010, Achim Martinka took over from Klaus Holler, who held the position in Atlanta from 2003 and is now starting his retirement. As area manager for the Americas, Martinka will be responsible for all Lufthansa Cargo sales and handling activities in North and South America.

Martinka began his career at Lufthansa Cargo as senior manager global accounts in 2000. From July 2006 he was regional director sales and handling for the markets in France, Switzerland and the Benelux countries.