Each week, MM&D online will feature a roundup of some of the new appointments and position changes within the transportation and materials handling fields.
Gabe Mazzetti has been appointed president of sales at racking, shelving and automated storage solutions company, Konstant. Along with his current role, Mazzetti’s responsibilities now extend to US sales and engineering efforts in Canada and the US. Peter McCarthy will continue in his role as Konstant’s president and CEO, with the majority of his time dedicated to PAS Americas, the automated storage system solution.
Barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions company SATO has appointed Gary Krause vice-president of global marketing and alliances. Krause will direct and assist in strategic marketing and alliance activities for SATO’s three regional headquarters in the US, Europe and Asia. His overall responsibilities include developing global vertical markets, B2B alliances, global customer programs and oversight of regional marketing functions.
Sheri Plewes has joined Port Metro Vancouver as vice-president, infrastructure delivery, effective October 11. Plewes will be responsible for the Port’s major infrastructure projects. Duncan Wilson has been appointed vice-president, corporate social responsibility. Peter Xotta has been appointed vice-president, planning and operations at Port Metro Vancouver. In his new role, Xotta has responsibility for the Port’s land and marine operations and security, planning and development activities, project management, trade development and customer engagement. Effective October 14, 2011, Captain Chris Badger will retire from Port Metro Vancouver following a 40-year maritime career. Badger joined the Port in 1988 as assistant harbour master. Badger led the Port’s corporate social responsibility strategy and helped pioneer the development of the Port’s municipal engagement program and initiated innovative forums. Badger also established the Port’s Monitor and Measure program.