At Home Depot, Mark Holifield, senior vice president, supply chain, has been named executive vice president, supply chain and product development, with responsibility for sourcing and proprietary brands. Holifield has more than 30 years of experience in supply chain management. He joined The Home Depot in 2006 to design and implement a complete transformation of the company’s supply chain and logistics infrastructure, resulting in steadily improving inventory turns and in-stock levels. Before The Home Depot, Holifield spent 12 years at Office Depot in supply chain roles of increasing responsibility, and earlier in his career, held supply chain roles at Frito-Lay and HE Butt Grocery.
Melissa Coulson has been apointed to the board of directors of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) for a term of three years. Coulson is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) and a licensed public accountant (LPA), with more than 15 years experience in public accounting and financial management functions. A graduate of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, she is also the owner of her own accounting business in Milton, Ontario. Ms. Coulson started practicing accounting in 1998 with Ernst & Young LLP in Toronto.
At GENCO, Tom Perry has been promoted to chief technology officer and Mike Simpson has been promoted to president of GENCO’s Retail Logistics (GRL) business unit. As chief technology officer, Perry will lead GENCO’s IT organization and newly established R&D/Robotics team. Perry has been with GENCO for more than 18 years serving in increasingly important roles, including as president of GRL for the past five years. As president of GRL, Simpson assumes Perry’s leadership role for GENCO’s second largest business unit. Throughout his more than 14 years with GENCO, Simpson has assumed increasingly important operations positions, including most recently as senior vice president of operations for GRL.
UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) has three new appointments in Latin America. Andres Losada, Rony Stehberg and Jorge Serna are filling key sales and market development roles. Based in Bogota, Colombia, Losada’s new role is national sales manager for Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala and the Caribbean. He brings more than five years of industry experience to this position, having previously worked with South American dealerships increasing brand awareness and growing sales. Stehberg is national sales manager for Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. He brings more than 14 years of industry experience to this position, previously serving as parts and accessory manager at Ford Motor Company, Chile; development, sales and marketing manager at Central Frenos Chile and product manager at Derco Chile. Based in Mexico City as regional sales manager covering all of Mexico, Serna is responsible for market development and new equipment and sales growth. He brings more than 14 years of experience in the material handling industry. He previously led projects in territory development, branch establishment, brand awareness, market share growth and new product launches for leading companies in Mexico.
Joseph Dagnese has been named president of Con-way Truckload, Con-way Inc’s full truckload subsidiary, succeeding Saul Gonzalez. Dagnese, a 31-year veteran of the transportation industry, joins Con-way Truckload from Menlo Worldwide Logistics, Con-way’s global logistics and supply chain management unit, where he most recently served as vice-president – international. He will be based at Con-way Truckload’s headquarters in Joplin, Missouri. Paul Mooney will succeed him as vice-president – international. Mooney is a 28-year veteran of the global logistics and supply chain industry with an extensive background in operations management, as well as design and implementation of supply chain solutions for multiple industries.