Who’s on the move this week [June 18]

by MM&D staff

Emilio Rigato has been appointed to the Thunder Bay Port Authority. He will serve for a three-year term.

Gordon Hellberg, former vice-president of sales at SSI Schaefer, has left the company and joined Wynright Corp. He takes on the newly created role as executive vice-president of sales for the Elk Grove Village, Illinois-based materials handling system manufacturer.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Seegrid Corp has promoted John Hayes to the role of vice-president of US sales and marketing. He will be responsible for overseeing sales, business development, applications engineering, and marketing services for the automated guided vehicle manufacturer.

Michael Ford, AAEI

Michael Ford, who is vice-president of regulatory compliance and quality for logistics firm BDP International, has been named as co-chair of the American Association of Exporters and Importers’ (AAEI) export compliance and facilitation committee (ECFC).

Roanoke, Virginia-based automotive aftermarket parts retailer Advance Auto Parts Inc, has promoted Jon Dehne as its senior vice-president of market availability, inventory management and merchandise operations. As part of his duties, he will lead the supply chain inventory and data analysis functions along with the replenishment and operations strategies.

Ben Xia has joined the Interroll Group as the Sant’Antonino, Switzerland-based company’s Asia manager. He will begin his duties on July 1, 2013 and focus on developing new airport, distribution centre, courier, and postal service clients.

The Jacksonville Port Authority board of directors voted to offer the position of JAXPORT chief executive officer to Brian Taylor. Taylor spent time as a Horizon Lines executive and most recently held the position of senior vice-president of sales and operations for New Breed Logistics.