Bob Armstrong has been appointed president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in North America (CILTNA). Armstrong, president of Armstrong Trade and Logistics Advisory Services Inc (ATLAS), has held executive positions with a number of industry associations, including Supply Chain and Logistics Association Canada, where he served as president. He steps into the role at CILT following the retirement of executive director Ed Cuylits.
Air Canada executive vice-president and COO, Duncan Dee, announced that he will be taking early retirement. He will end his 15 year career with the airline this coming fall.
The Canadian Pallet Council has selected both a new board of directors and a new executive committee for the 2012-2013 term. Shawn Lacey from Metro Ontario Inc will continue as chair of the council and will be joined on the executive committee by Brad Henderson from Sobeys Inc as past chair, Doug Saunders from Vincor International Inc, Thomas Tomovic from Saputo Dairy Products Canada GP, and Belinda Junkin, who will serve as secretary. Serving on the board will be: Stephen Birtley, TDL Group Ltd, Todd Simpson, Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd, Rene Couture, Loblaws Inc, Carmel McLean-Spencer, Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd, Scott Oliff, Matrix/Shopper’s Drug Mart, Nunzio Patriarca, SYSCO Canada Inc, Tina Rowsell, McCain Foods (Canada), Ryan Scobie, Woodbridge Pallet Ltd, Clint Sharples, Paramount Pallet Inc, Larry Tower, Armour Transportation Systems, Jeff Wilder, Thomson Terminals Ltd, Heidi Doering-Simpson, Pallet Renew Inc, Bill Eggertson, Canadian Wood Pallet and Container Association (CWPCA), Herman Long, Scotia Pallets Ltd, Errol Cerit, Food and Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC).
The federal government has appointed new board members to the Quebec Port Authority and the Blue Water Bridge Authority. Claude Rousseau has been appointed to the Quebec board for a three year term and Marcel Beaubien has been named to the Blue Water board, also for a three year term.