Who’s on the move this week [April 9, 2013]

by MM&D staf
George Fitchett, Skyjack

Guelph, Ontario-based scissor lift platform manufacturer, Skyjack has appointed George Fitchett as vice-president of sales, national accounts. Fichett will be based in Richmond, Virginia and will report to Brian Black, vice-president of sales for the Americas.

Paul Verst, IWLA

Toronto-Ontario-based Vitran Corp Inc has appointed Bill Deluce as interim president, CEO and officer of the company following the resignation of Rick Gaetz. Deluce’s task is to work with the management team and the board of directors to improve Vitran’s financial results and oversee its ongoing operations. A search is on for a person to take over the titles on a permanent basis.

The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) has elected its leadership team for the 2013-2014 term. Paul Verst, president and CEO of Walton, Kentucky-based Verst Group Logistics is now chair of the Des Plaines, Illinois-based organization. He succeeds Arthur Barrett, president of Barrett Distribution Centers in Franklin, Massachusetts, who now holds the title of immediate past chair. The rest of the executive members are as follows: Tom Herche (president of United Warehouses in Seattle, Washington) is vice-chair; Rob Doyle (vice-president of business development at Winter Haven, Florida-based Commercial Warehousing) is treasurer; Mark DeFabis (president and CEO of Integrated Distribution Services in Plainfield, Indiana) is secretary. The association also elected a four board officers for three-year terms. They are Connie Anderson, president of Aspen Logistics Inc in Salt Lake City, Utah; Geoff Hukins, executive director of Argos Software in Fresno, California; Scott McWilliams, executive chair of the board of OHL in Brentwood, Tennessee, and John Tighe, president of Tighe Logistics in Woburn, Massachusetts.

Vince Squillacioti, Elemica

Egon Zehnder, a New York, New York-based executive search firm has named Tom Reynolds as the head of its newly created global supply chain practice. Reynolds, who was formerly head of the North American industrial practice, will be based in Atlanta, Georgia. In his new role, he will lead the company’s senior-level executive search and management assessment efforts worldwide for global supply chain officers.

Vince Squillacioti is the new chief information officer and head of global customer support at Exton, Pennsylvania-based Elemica, which provides software solutions for customer, supplier and logistics management.

Savi Technology, an Alexandria, Virginia-based asset tracking and monitoring technology company has named Andy Souders senior vice-president of products and strategy. He will oversee the the company’s hardware and software engineering teams, and product and market management groups.

Lawrence Gavin has been appointed executive director and chief procurement officer of Amherst, New York-based materials handling equipment manufacturer, Columbus McKinnon Corp. He will be responsible for improving the performance of the company’s global purchasing program.

Sam Boggs, Corbus
Peter Ulber, Panalpina

Dayton, Ohio-based Corbus LLC, a provider of sourcing and procurement information technology solutions, has appointed Sam Boggs chief operations officer. He replaces David Spencer who moved into the role of senior vice-president of sales and marketing. Boggs will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Corbus.

Monika Ribar, CEO of the Panalpina Group is stepping down at the end of May. She will be succeeded at the Basel, Switzerland-based freight forwarding company by Peter Ulber. Ulber served on the management board of Kuehne + Nagel.