Who’s on the move this week [July 16, 2013]

by MM&D staff

Geoff Seely has been named vice-president of finance in Canada at Mississauga, Ontario-based PHH Arval. His duties will include leading the fleet management solution provider’s financial operations team and providing expertise on driving operational improvements and enhancing profitability.

Calgary, Alberta-based CP has hired Tony Marquis as the vice-president of operations, eastern region. He will have responsibility for the company’s Eastern Canada and Northeast US operations.

Mark Cleary, Northrop Grumman

Mark Cleary has been promoted to vice-president of supply chain management for Northrop Grumman Corp’s Linthicum, Michigan-based electronic systems sector. He will be responsible for developing and implementing the sector’s supply chain management strategic plan and overseeing the day-to-day operations. Cleary will report to Gloria Flach, corporate vice-president and president of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems.

There are a number of changes affecting supply chain executives at Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford Motor Company. Tony Brown group vice-president of global purchasing is retiring. Succeeding Brown is Hau Thai-Tang, the current vice-president of engineering. He will report to Mark Fields, Ford’s chief operating officer. Reporting to Thai-Tang will be Birgit Behrendt, who was named as vice-president of global programs and purchasing operations, and Burt Jordan, who was named as vice-president of global vehicle and powertrain purchasing and supplier diversity. Behrendt will have operational purchasing responsibility for all the regions of the world and for partnering with Ford’s suppliers. Jordan will be responsible for all commodity-related purchasing and supplier sourcing around the world.

Amanda Merrell has been promoted to marketing director at Seegrid Corp, a manufacturer of vision-guided materials handling equipment. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company also hired John Snyder as OEM sales director. He will be responsible for designing and implementing Seegrid’s launch plans for products resulting from Seegrid’s partnership with Raymond Corp, and for providing product sales and service training to Raymond dealers. He will add similar responsibilities whenever Seegrid develops new OEM partners.

Greene, New York-based lift truck manufacturer Raymond Corp has promoted Timothy Combs to the position of executive vice-president of sales and marketing.

Nils Knudsen, Swissport

Zurich, Switzerland-based Swissport International Ltd, a ground cargo service provider, has named Stan Livingston to the newly created position of senior vice-president, global key account manager, ground handling. Also in a new position is Nils Pries Knudsen, who was promoted to head of global cargo services. He will report directly to Per Utnegaard, group president and CEO of Swissport.

Materials handling solution provider Dematic is expanding. Recently hired general manager Pat Fitzpatrick will lead the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based company’s US west coast operations and manage the sales and engineering operations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. He will work out of a new office in Orange, California. Dematic plans to hire between 10 and 20 engineers to staff the California office.

John Stoner, Censeo

Washington, DC-based supply chain consultants Censeo Consulting Group has named John Stoner president and chief operating officer. Censeo also appointed Mark Finlan and Kareem El-Alaily as directors of its management team.

Lombard, Illinois-based MOL (America) Inc has made a number of executive appointments. Calvin Duffaut, assistant vice president, yield management and corporate communications for MOL (America) Inc, has been promoted to vice-president, yield management of MOL Liner and will relocate to Hong Kong. Toshihiko Sato, senior manager, transpacific trade will relocate to Hong Kong in support of the transpacific trade management migration to MOL Liner. Tom Smart, currently the assistant vice-president, transpacific export trade management, will become the assistant vice-president, transpacific trade pricing. Lincoln Pei, assistant vice-president of refrigerated services, will become assistant vice-president, transpacific westbound trade management. Jim Boyer, assistant vice-president, transpacific trade pricing, will become assistant vice-president for refrigerated services.

Tim Conroy, IBS

Solna, Sweden-based International Business Systems (IBS), a company that supplies software solutions for supply chain and distribution applications, has hired four senior executives. Tim Conroy, formerly of Intrepa/Manhattan Associates, has joined IBS as general manager of the Americas. Susie Andrews is the new vice-president of global human resources. Mohit Paul is the new vice-president of sales responsible for the EMEA region. Laura Fese is the company’s new general counsel.

The Houston, Texas-based Supply Chain Council, a global management research and education organization, has elected two new board members. Keith Connelly, vice-president of consumer supply chain at AT&T and Han Ehm, principal—supply chain and head of supply chain innovations at Infineon Technologies AG will both serve for three-year terms.

David Stephans, Rootstock

Rootstock Software, a San Francisco, California-based cloud-based supply chain application provider, has appointed David Stephans as its chief customer officer.

Rob Beightol has been hired by overhead materials handling solution manufacturer Gorbel Inc as the product marketing manager for the Fishers, New York-based company’s workstation cranes, jibs and fall arrest products.