Who’s on the move this week [April 23, 2012]

by MM&D staff
Dave Clark, Manac

Manac Inc, a designer and manufacturer of semi-trailers has a new territory manager in Ontario. Dave Clark will be responsible for handling the Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Quebec-based company’s direct sales and distribution in Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, the Niagara Region and nearby areas. He will be based in Etobicoke.

The board of directors of Montreal, Quebec-based CN has appointed a new vice-chair. Robert Pace has been named to the role. According to a statement issued by CN, after serving as vice-chair for a year, Pace will stand for election as a director of the company at the April 2014 shareholder’s meeting. If elected, he will succeed David McLean as chair. McLean will turn 75 next year, which is the mandatory retirement age for CN board members.

New York, New York-based Ernst & Young LLP added two supply chain specialists to its climate change and sustainability services practice. Andrew Essreg is a senior manager and sustainability services practice leader. He will be based in Washington, DC and will help clients understand how the supply chain handles sustainability initiatives and manages environmental and social risks. Senior manager Carol Casazza Herman is based in New York and will specialize in life sciences sustainability strategy.

Freight forwarder ICAT Logistics Inc of Elkridge, Maryland, has appointed Ann Bruno as its new vice-president of operations. She will be responsible for growing the company’s presence in international markets including Europe, Asia and South America. Bruno founded and ran freight forwarder and Customs broker Olimpex International before selling it to New Freedom, Pennsylvania-based TBB Global Logistics Inc.

Nelda Connors has joined the board of directors of Chicago, Illinois-based Echo Global Logistics Inc,  a transportation and supply chain management services company. Connors is founder, chair and CEO of Pine Grove Holdings LLC, an advisory and investment services company.

Harrison, Ohio-based Heartland Engineered Products LLC has hired Thomas Gondi as a manufacturer’s representative. He will be responsible for the engineered platform and dock equipment producer’s south east region.

Bill Nolan, Rootstock

Supply chain standards organization GS1 US has named two new executives. Melanie Nuce is vice-president of apparel and general merchandise for the Lawrenceville, New Jersey-based organization. Michael Pheney is vice-president of healthcare.

Plug Power Inc has made a number of appointments. David Waldek, has been named as interim chief financial officer of the Latham, New York based fuel cell company. Jill McCoskey has been promoted from controller to chief accounting officer. In addition, Plug Power added FiveT Capital Holding AG founder Johannes Roth to its board of directors.

San Francisco, California-based Rootstock Software, a supply chain solutions provider, has added Bill Nolan to its sales department as regional sales manager.

Geoff Turner, president and CEO of Choptank Transport Inc, a 3PL based in Preston, Maryland, has been elected as chair of the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s (TIA) board of directors. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, TIA is a professional association for the 3PL industry.