Who’s on the move this week [June 11, 2013]

by MM&D staff

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Oceanic Iron Ore Corp has hired John Hall as vice-president of shipping and marine services. He will report to COO Alan Gorman and manage a shipping optimization study being conducted by engineering and consulting company AMEC PLC.

The Canadian Materials Handling and Distribution Society (CMHDS) has elected its 2013 board of directors. All previous members of the board retained their positions, meaning Dan Beer is president, Ryan Parry is vice-president, Brian Devereaux remains treasurer, and the following are directors-at-large: Rick LeBlanc, Grant Harris, Naveen Nand, Don Melnychuk, Doug Westlake, and Edmund Soong. John Gilder is general manager.

Lawrence Kurzius, McCormick & Company

Lawrence Kurzius has been named as president, global consumer and chief administrative officer for McCormick & Company Inc. He will be responsible for the Maryland-based spice company’s global consumer business along with its supply chain, IT, quality assurance and research and development functions.

SpenDifference LLC, a Denver, Colorado-based restaurant purchasing co-operative that offers supply chain support services for the US restaurant industry has promoted Joe Gordon to the position of senior vice-president of supply chain. He will be responsible for aspects of operations, purchasing, distribution and client services

Atossa Genetics Inc, a Seattle, Washington-based company that commercializes patented diagnostic medical devices and breast cancer tests has hired Peter Carbonaro as senior vice-president of operations. While in the role he will be responsible for overseeing regulatory, quality, manufacturing, supply chain, IT, facilities and human resources operations.

David Noble has joined Frog AGV Systems as vice-president of business development. His goal will be to lead the sales and marketing efforts at the Michigan-based company and to help develop AGV’s newly opened manufacturing centre. He will also be a national delegate to the MHI’s automated guided vehicle product section.

Materials handling systems provider Wynright Corp has hired Kevin Sosnowski. He will serve as vice-president, selection solutions, for the Illinois-based company. He will be responsible for developing new picking solutions.

Jared Emery, Supply Chain Services

Barcode printing solution provider Supply Chain Services has hired Jared Emery. He will offer consulting services the Oakdale, Minnesota-based company’s customers and will be responsible for growing Supply Chain Services’s barcode label print media.

Savi Technology of Alexandria, Virginia, has promoted Rosemary Johnston to the position of vice-president, federal sales and strategy. She will be responsible for delivering analytics-driven supply chain management solutions to the US federal government, in particular to the Defense Department.

Cincinnati, Ohio-based vendor managed inventory service provider Datalliance has hired Sam Temara as its European key account manager. He will work out of Brussels, Belgium and develop new business for the company.

Scott Stadelman, Intermarine

Houston, Texas-based Intermarine LLC has hired Scott Stadelman. He will serve as vice-president of global sales and marketing for the project and breakbulk cargo transportation provider.

Mike Iafigliola, Akro-Mils

Mike Iafigliola has been named new product development manager at Akron, Ohio-based storage manufacturer Akro-Mils. He will be responsible for developing new products and and growing revenues.

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Savi Technology, pioneer and leading provider of sensor-based analytic solutions, today announced the appointment of Rosemary Johnston as Vice President, Federal Sales & Strategy. Johnston will focus on delivering analytics-driven supply chain management solutions to the federal market including consignment management, asset management and other sensor-based intelligence, with an emphasis on the US Department of Defense, which has a 23-year history utilizing Savi solutions. Having joined Savi over six years ago, Johnston was promoted to vice president, business operations and became a member of the company’s management team earlier this year.

“As a newly independent company, we remain committed to this market, with continued investment, innovation, and a renewed focus. The appointment of Rosemary to this important new role underscores our position.”

Supply chain and logistics forces throughout the Department of Defense are facing new challenges in the coming 12 months including cutbacks due to sequestration and planned force reductions, mandated use of asset tags that conform to the ISO standard, the introduction of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) IV requirements, and the impact of technological advances.

“What looks on the outside as a challenge, is in fact a great opportunity for military logisticians to make improvements in how they operate, their cost structures and the value of the information they can provide to their commanders and units in the field,” said Johnston. “Cutbacks put an even greater value on knowing not only where equipment and assets are located, but also on their condition. New requirements like the shift from ANSI to ISO tags force organizations to look at improving their processes. Advances such as cellular- and satellite-based tags and Savi System on a ChipTM give teams the ability to monitor assets anywhere in the world and to look for increasingly granular types of data.”

Johnston also sees the applicability of Savi’s solutions in agencies outside of the Department of Defense. “Agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Guard and even organizations like the International Red Cross need to deploy, monitor and coordinate massive amounts of equipment, resources and assets, typically under extremely difficult situations. Savi’s sensor-based analytics can help advance those large-scale response actions, as well as provide intelligence to identify improvements for future situations,” Johnston added.

Johnston’s understanding of the military supply chain and logistics market comes from a distinguished career in both commercial enterprises and her 23-year service in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, Johnston was responsible for the development of key wartime logistics planning concepts, establishment of supply policies that impacted the depth and breadth of retail and wholesale supply, and the conduct of a number of planning and forecasting analyses. As the US Air Force Supply Career Field Manager (1995-1999), she developed training, staffing, and recruitment programs for 35,000 Air Force and civilian personnel within the supply logistics career field. Johnston chaired the US Air Force Supply Chiefs Advisory Board, US Air Force Supply Training Team, and US Air Force Supply Wartime Requirements workgroups. Her support of military logistics and supply chain disciplines continues with her work in the commercial sector with development and maintenance of key logistics information systems, used to provide warfighters with critical weapon system availability. Johnston chaired the Supply Chain Council’s Aerospace and Defense working group, which focused on further development of the SCOR Model and use of RFID technology to support and enhance in-transit visibility.

“Savi is incredibly proud of the solutions we have provided to the United States DoD and allied military for more than 23 years,” said Bill Clark, President & CEO of Savi Technology. “As a newly independent company, we remain committed to this market, with continued investment, innovation, and a renewed focus. The appointment of Rosemary to this important new role underscores our position.”

About Savi

Savi Technology provides enterprises and organizations with unique and critical insight with its Sensor Based Analytics platform. The platform gives enterprises the ability to access, analyze and learn from new data in ways previously impossible, yielding streamlined operations, enhanced security and dramatically improved enterprise decision-making. Savi is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with operations in Lexington, KY and around the world. Savi was recently named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate for the economic improvements its technology has provided to several countries in Africa. Savi has more than 100 domestic and foreign issued patents covering a variety of technologies and is an active participant in several industry standards bodies including ISO 18000-7. For more information visit www.savi.com.



Alan Mangelsdorf, 845-235-4628


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