Gerald Carter has been appointed to the board of the St Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) for a three-year term. He replaces Ralph Mercier as the representative for the Québec government. Carter is a past president of Canada Steamship Lines Inc (CSL).
Steve Simonson joins Fortna, the professional services and engineering firm, as a vice-president of sales, reporting to Andrew Breckenridge. He comes to Fortna from Tompkins International, where he was a partner in the Supply Chain Consulting Group for 14 years.
UNARCO Material Handling, Inc has hired Robert Holman for the position of vice-president engineering and project management. He will be responsible for engineering functions at all three UNARCO plants. Holman brings 17-plus years of experience from previous companies such as NIC Global Manufacturing, France Power Solutions and Quality Industries.
Third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able, Inc recently named Ed Shoemaker as senior director of operations. He has responsibility for operations for twelve of KANE’s distribution facilities across the US. He reports to KANE’s senior vice-president of operations, Mike Albert. Shoemaker joined KANE in 2005 as a distribution centre manager. He moved to the engineering department in 2009. In 2012, he was promoted to Senior Director of Engineering Solutions.
Philadelphia Scientific LLC, manufacturer of industrial battery management and maintenance equipment, has appointed Terry Orf as technical sales and applications specialist. Orf has worked in the material handling industry for nearly 20 years, most recently in engineering, service and technology positions at Materials Transportation Company (MTC). In addition to his positions at MTC, he had sales and marketing management responsibilities with Battery Handling Systems and Materials Transportation Company. He received an MBA from the University of Texas.