Who’s on the move this week?

by MM&D staff

Each week, MM&D features a roundup of new appointments and position changes within the supply chain sector.

YRC Worldwide Inc has appointed Jamie Pierson as executive vice-president and chief financial officer. Pierson recently served as the company’s interim chief financial officer and was a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal North America focusing on out-of-court restructurings and senior management advisory. He was also vice-president of corporate development and integration with Greatwide Logistics Services and a managing director with FTI Capital Advisors. Pierson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in business administration.

Hair Direct, an online hair replacement company, has named Dung Dao, vice-president of Global Supply Chain. Dao will work to expand the company’s supply and distribution network, refresh and streamline product lines, and spur long-term manufacturing innovation. Dao has 27-years experience in new product development and corporate, plant, engineering and project management, including successful with Armstrong World Industries and Mannington Mills, Inc. He will be based in Bainbridge, PA.

Deutsche Post DHL has appointed Bill Meahl to the newly created position of chief commercial officer. Meahl, former COO of the supply chain division, will begin the position immediately. He will be responsible for global customer solutions, DHL solutions and innovations and the sector management of DHL’s core strategic industries. He will coordinate commercial activities for the company’s global customers requiring services across the express, global forwarding/freight, supply chain and global mail businesses. Since 2008, he has been COO of DHL’s supply chain business with responsibility for global operations, sales and marketing.

Effective immediately, Brett Wood has been promoted to executive vice president of Toyota Material Handling North America. Wood will continue to serve on the boards of Toyota Material Handling, USA Inc. and Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg, Inc. He will lead several strategic assignments in sales, marketing and operations. Wood previously served as president of Irvine, California-based Toyota Material Handling USA from 2009 to 2011. Jeff Rufener will take the helm as president of Toyota Material Handling, USA, Inc. Rufener joins Toyota after serving as vice-president of marketing for Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. He brings more than 30 years of material handling industry and executive experience to Toyota.

KSW Microtec AG, a supplier of RFID components and inlays for secure cards and eDocuments, has appointed Pieter de Vries as EMEA sales manager. In this role, he will be responsible for KSW’s sales and business development across the EMEA region. De Vries will operate as an EMEA sales force for RFID applications in the access control, eGovernment, ePayment, eTicketing and asset management segments. He has held leading sales positions with several companies in the RFID/ID sector, including Sokymat and HID Global. De Vries is based in the UK from where he will operate in co-operation with KSW Microtec’s headquarters in Dresden, Germany.