Reinhard Lange, CEO of the Kuehne + Nagel Group will step down from day-to-day duties as of May 7, 2013. He will continue to act as a consultant to the Switzerland-based company until December 31, 2013. Until a new CEO is chosen Karl Gernandt chair of Kuehne + Nagel International AG will assume the responsibilities of CEO.
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based Marken, a clinical supply chain solutions provider, has made two appointments to its board of directors: Tim Tyson, Aptuit LLC board chair and Michael O’Donnell, chair of Verna, have joined the board.
Adrienne Robinson has been named as president of Gardner Aviation Services (GAS), a subsidiary of Precision Aviation Group (PAG). Atlanta, Georgia-based PAG provides MRO and supply chain services to the fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft industry. Robinson is currently the vice-president of business development at PAG, and she will continue to serve in this role in addition to her new position with GAS.
Elk Grove, Illinois-based materials handling systems manufacturer Wynright Corp has promoted Joe Hutter to the position of president of engineering and integration for its Elk Grove Division. He will be responsible for leading sales and integration strategy, engineering and project management, and the delivery of integrated automated materials handling solutions.
Brian Daum has been named as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Alexandria, Virginia-based Savi Technology. Savi produces technology for use in tracking and logistics applications. He will lead the company’s internal operations including finance and accounting, business operations, legal and contracts, and human resources.
Checkpoint Systems Inc, which produces RFID inventory management technology, has promoted Joseph Driscoll to the position of chief accounting officer after serving as corporate and North American business controller. The Thorofare, New Jersey-based company also appointed Marc Giles to its board of directors.
Ken Barina has been named president of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc (MCFA). Most recently he served as vice-president of corporate planning at the Houston, Texas-based company. He succeeds Hiroshi Nagai. In addition, MCFA also promoted Kent Eudy. He has been named executive vice-president of sales and marketing. He will be responsible for providing leadership for overseeing and managing MCFA’s machine and parts sales and distribution services, strategic marketing efforts and direct-to-customer sales for the US, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America.