Inside Logistics

Who’s on the move this week [June 26, 2012]

Who’s hired, who’s moving around in the supply chain sector


June 26, 2012
by MM&D staff

Toronto, Ontario-based Wheels Group Inc held elections for company directors. Wheels CEO Doug Tozer, Phil Tabbiner, Gordon Feeney, JR Kingsley Ward, John Stevens and Greg Cochrane were all elected during the annual shareholders’ meeting. Feeney has been named as lead director of the 3PL company.

Swisher Hygience Inc has a new senior vice-president of supply chain and manufacturing. Blake Thompson‘s duties in the role will included optimizing the complete supply chain from the sourcing of raw materials to the management of manufacturing plants to customer delivery for the Charlotte, North Carolina-based hygiene and sanitation products and services company.

Property identification, barcode and RFID company, Metalcraft, has made three appointments. As of July 1, Julia Deets will be vice-president sales and marketing, and Marianne Alvarado will be sales manager. Both women have been with the Mason City, Iowa company for over a dozen years. Matt Martin has joined as a sales representative covering the US northeast.

Alan Joyce, Qantas

The CEO and managing director of Qantas Airways has been appointed as chair of the International Air Transport Association. Alan Joyce succeeds KLM President and CEO Peter Hartman, whose one year term expired. IATA also announced that its board of governors appointed Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, to serve as chair from June 2013, following Joyce’s term.

The global management organization, the Supply Chain Council, has elected eight new board members. Matt Davis, principal research analyst at Gartner’s AMR Supply Chain Research, Lars Magnusson, manager of supply development at Ericsson AB, Maha Muzumdar, vice-president of supply chain marketing at Oracle Corp, Rocky Newman, professor of supply chain and operations management at Miami University of Ohio, Paul Peters, deputy assistant secretary of defense for supply chain integration, office of the assistant secretary of defense for logistics and materiel readiness at the US Department of Defense, John Sells, senior manager logistics and sustainment at Lockheed Martin, Christian Verstraete, CTO manufacturing and distribution industries at Hewlett Packard, and Peter Vanderminden, principal and enterprise strategist, supply chain transportation and logistics at Microsoft Corp will all serve three year terms. They will join those board members who are finishing out their existing terms. Chair of the board for the upcoming year will be Steve Georgevitch. Also on the board executive committee of the Houston, Texas-based organization are treasurer Larry Lichter, secretary Nancy Craft, and immediate past chair Gary Kilponen.