William Patterson has been appointed senior director of business development, major contracts, for the Metro Supply Chain Group. In the newly created position, Patterson will help the 3PL company grow in the Canadian market, and will support Metro’s ability to provide solutions to e-commerce, retail, apparel, and CPG companies. He will be based in Concord, Ontario and will report to Richard Cranwill, vice-president of business development. In the past, Patterson has worked for Remco Group, Exel, Genco, Canada Post, Progistix, and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Los Angeles-based fashion house Vencor International has appointed Isaac Nichelson as chief operating officer for the company’s new Green Mills division. His role will be to establish the supply chain and wholesale distribution network of eco-sustainable organic and recycled textiles. He will also oversee the set-up of the facility including the leasing and set up of machinery, as well as sales/marketing teams.
Quintiq has hired Liz Monahan as its vice-president of human resources. The company, which has dual headquarters in Radnor, Pennsylvania and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, offers supply chain planning and optimization software.
Ditlev Blicher, UTi
Max Sauberschwarz, Cargo 2000
Ditlev Blicher succeeds Brian Dangerfield, as president of Asia-Pacific operations for UTi Worldwide Inc. Long Beach, California UTi is non-asset-based supplier offering air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, and brokerage services. Blicher was executive vice-president, group operations for CEVA Logistics before joining UTi.
After serving as vice-chair for three years, Max Sauberschwarz, global head of carrier and gateway air logistics at Kuehne+Nagel, has become chair of Cargo 2000. He will continue in the role until the organization’s annual general meeting in March 2014. He succeeds Mattijs ten Brink, who has stepped down after moving from his post as senior vice-president, sales and distribution for Air France-KLM Cargo, to become CEO of the Dutch airline Transavia. Gijsbert Woelders, vice-president operations for Air France-KLM Cargo, will fill the company’s seat as the Cargo 2000 representative. Cargo 2000 is an industry-wide initiative created by members with the goal of defining a standard process for moving goods from the door of the shipper to the door of the consignee.