The Toronto Transportation Club has elected its 2014 executive committee. Peter Collins of Multivans Inc was chosen as president. CN Rail’s Tim Roulston is first vice-president. Lori McCreight from Ontario Freight Lines Ltd was elected second vice-president. Past president is John Foss of Trailcon Leasing Inc.
John Porcari is resigning as deputy secretary of the US federal department of transportation. Current federal highway administration chief Victor Mendez has been named acting secretary and will begin his duties on January 1, 2014.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based vision-guided AGV manufacturer Seegrid has hired Jeff Christensen as director of product development. He will report directly to Mike Straub, vice-president of engineering.
Scranton, Pennsylvania-based 3PL Kane Is Able Inc has hired Brian Glasgow as the new director of campus operations. He will have responsibility for six DCs, with over two million square feet in total.
James Hornsby is the new chief financial officer for Tiger Cool Express LLC, an intermodal food transportation company based in Overland Park, Kansas.
GS1 US, the Lawrenceville, New Jersey-based information standards organization, has appointed two new members to the board of governors: Amit Menipaz, general manager of structured data at eBay and John Inwright, president and CEO of Quality Supply Chain Co-op Inc, the co-op for fast-food chain Wendy’s.
Seattle, Washington-based freight forwarding and logistics company Lynden International has promoted Luis Varela to regional vice-president, Latin America. He will be responsible for business development, agent relations and operations in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean in addition to Lynden’s Miami gateway.