CIFFA’s secretary manager, Marilyn Massoud has retired after more than thirty years of service. If anyone wants to give their regards to Marilyn, please feel free to send an e-mail to Communications@ciffa.com Subject: Marilyn. All comments will be forwarded to her. The staff at MM&D wishes Marilyn a very happy retirement.
In other CIFFA news, the association held its annual general meeting and elected its board of directors. There were four current directors who were elected for another two-year term: M. Bibeau of OEC Overseas Express (Canada) Consolidators Inc; G. Vince of DHL Global Forwarding; D. Letterio of DHL Global Forwarding and J. Cullen of Bellville Rodair International. Six directors will continue with the board for their remaining one-year term: P. Hughes of Agility; P. Lobas of ITN; B. Gottlieb of David Kirsch Forwarders; C. Gillespie of Gillespie Munro Inc; D. Hihn of Manitoulin Global Forwarding, and P. Glionna, of Universal Logistics. Three directors will continue in their roles as regional committee chairs: A. Loffredi, of Milgram International (eastern chair); J. Wilson of LCL Navigation (central chair) and P. Courtney of Courtney Agencies (western chair). Wendy Trudeau of FedEx Trade Networks has agreed to stand for election for a vacant position on the board.
Wheels Group, a Toronto, Ontario-based 3PL, has changed its executive structure. It split the role of chair of the board from that of chief executive officer and appointed Phillip Tabbiner as non-executive chair. Doug Tozer, the former chairman of the board of directors, continues as chief executive officer.
Katherine Bright has been appointed to the Pacific Pilotage Authority for a four-year term.
CEO of Delta Air Lines, Richard Anderson, has become the new chair of the board of governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He follows Qantas Airways CEO and managing director Alan Joyce in the role, and will serve for a one-year term. Calin Rovinescu, president of Air Canada has been named as Anderson’s successor and will take up the post in June 2014.
Monte Lucas has been appointed president of Hagerstown, Maryland-based Jamison RFID, which is a division of Jamison Door Company. He comes to the RFID portal and communications enclosure manufacturer after working at TAGSYS, Hi-G-Tek, Matrics RFID, Intermec Technologies and Zebra Technologies.
Tompkins International has made two new executive appointments. Denny McKnight, has been promoted to president of the Raleigh, North Carolina-based consulting company. Before his promotion he was executive vice-president of Tompkins’ supply chain consulting services. Dale Harmelink, who was a partner in charge of operations, takes over from McKnight as executive vice-president of the company’s supply chain consulting services. Jim Tompkins continues as CEO.
Steen Georg Pedersen has been named commercial director integrator handling at Swissport International Ltd. He will be responsible for developing and growing the integrator handling business at the Zurich, Switzerland-based ground service provider
The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC), a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based advocacy organization, appointed Sherry Ennis to its executive committee. Ennis is transportation manager of Revlon Consumer Products.