FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding arm FedEx Corp has appointed James (Jack) Muhs as president and CEO. Muhs has spent nearly thirty years in the international trade industry since beginning his career with FedEx in 1984. He has served in a variety of operations and executive management roles. Before joining FedEx Trade Networks, Muhs most recently served as senior vice president of US International, Global Planning, Engineering and Trade Services at FedEx Express, where he was responsible for the company’s US export business, as well as the planning and engineering of the FedEx Express global network.
Melanie Bell Hughes has been appointed to the board of directors of the Saint John Port Authority until December 2016. Since 1995, Bell Hughes has been owner and vice-president of Hughes Communications Inc, in Saint John, New Brunswick, handling marketing and advertising for corporate clients. Previously, she worked six years at NBTel as a promotions coordinator and a sales representative.
Captain Michael Roman is now a member of the board of directors of the Pacific Pilotage Authority for a term of three years. Captain Roman began his marine career as a seaman on cannery tenders and small tugs in the Fraser River in 1975. In 1987, he was promoted to chief officer, and in 1995 he obtained his marine pilot’s licence. Since then, he has performed a variety of roles with the British Columbia Coast Pilots Ltd. Captain Roman is a member of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild acting as its vice-president since 2009.
BreakthroughFuel has hired Mark Mullins as vice-president for the firm’s BreakthroughInsight division. This division focuses on developing and delivering business intelligence solutions integrated into BreakthroughFuel’s service offerings to provide clients with energy analytics. BreakthroughFuel is a transportation energy advisory firm. In his new position, Mullins will lead the BreakthroughInsight team and oversee the development of new and enhanced technologies, program creation, and client integration. Previously, Mullins was vice-president of finance for School Specialty, Inc. Before that, he was the corporate controller for Services Plus, Inc., a company providing contract packaging, contract manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing services. He has also served in a variety of senior leadership roles for Schneider National, Inc.