Movers + Shakers – September/October 2011

by MM&D staff

MM&D MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011 PRINT EDITION: Michael Fowler is now general manager of the International Business Division of SATO Corporation. Fowler succeeds Kaz Matsuyama to become SATO Corporation’s first non-Japanese general manager.

Harry Drajpuch is the new president and CEO of Weber Logistics. Drajpuch has more than 30 years of experience in the third-party logistics industry.

Deacom Inc has promoted Amanda Mackedanz to vice-president of sales. Mackedanz joined the company in 2010 as senior product consultant.

The Canadian Society of Custom Brokers has named Melanie Bedard chairperson of its board of directors. Bedard has nearly 30 years experience in Customs brokerage. She has served on the CSCB national board since 2009 and has held several positions, such as secretary treasurer, and chairperson of the Quebec region committee.

George Prest has been appointed CEO of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), and will succeed John Nofsinger on December 31, 2011. Previously he served as president of the Rack Manufacturers Institute and the Material Handling Education Foundation, as executive chairman of the Material Handling Industry and on the manufacturers board of advisors of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA).