Who's on the move this week [November 12, 2013]

by MM&D staff

After 32 years with the company, Jim Morrison has left Brantford, Ontario-based MYE Canada Operations Inc. MYE distributes plastic product brands Buckhorn Canada, Akro-Mils Canada, Allibert, and Ameri-Kart. Jim was instrumental in bringing a full line of plastic products to the Canadian marketplace. In a farewell email to industry contacts, Jim said: “I think I may modestly claim some success along those lines and I am gratified to know that many of our products will remain in active and useful service for years to come. I always tried to ensure that those who re-sold our products were rewarded with a fair profit margin and not just beaten down by another low price. I truly believe our efforts to accomplish this were second to none!”

Birgit Matthiesen has been named as director of Canada-US cross-border business affairs with the Washington, DC-based law firm Arent Fox LLP. She will co-chair a cross-disciplinary Canada practice with international trade partner David Hamill, in addition to advising clients about trade and commercial relations between Canada and the US.

Chrysler Group LLC, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, has promoted Steve Beahm to senior vice-president of supply chain management.

Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based discount retailer, Dollar General Corp, has promoted Todd Vasos to chief operating officer. In the role, Vasos will be responsible for store operations, merchandising and supply chain operations.

Richard Van Bruygom, WFS

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a cargo handling services company based in Paris, France, has named Richard Van Bruygom as CEO of its Americas division. Based in Dallas, Texas, he will take overall responsibility for all operational, commercial and administrative aspects of the WFS Americas activities, as well as strategic development in North and South America.

Packaging products manufacturer Sealed Air Corp, with headquarters in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, has appointed James Whaley as vice-president of corporate communications and sustainability.

IFCO, a Tampa, Florida-based company which manages a reusable plastic container (RPC) pool, has appointed Fred Heptinstall as senior vice-president of global business development. IFCO also named Dan Walsh as the president of its North American business operations.

Randolph, Massachusetts-based RoadOne IntermodaLogistics has appointed Rick Longerbeam as terminal manager for the company’s Norfolk, Virginia location. RoadOne offers port and rail container drayage, terminal operations, dedicated truckload solutions, transloading, warehousing and distribution services.

PICS Auditing LLC, an Irvine, California company that pre-qualifies suppliers, contractors and vendors, has hired Jeffrey Muto as vice-president of global marketing.

David Emerson, SEKO Logistics

Hamilton, New Jersey-based voice-picking solutions provider Voxware has named Roger Maloch as chief financial officer.

EcoPhones, a reverse logistics services provider for the electronics industry, based in Dallas, Texas, has hired Seth Heine as vice-president of global business development.

David Emerson, group sales and marketing director at Chicago, Illinois-based SEKO Logistics, has joined the advisory board of the International Omni Retailing Members Association (IORMA).

SED International Holdings Inc, a Lawrenceville, Georgia-based company that offers supply chain management and distribution services, has hired Dan Scouler as chief restructuring officer. As well, SED has hired Lou Leonardo as senior vice-president of sales, marketing and vendor relations.

DEX, a supply chain software provider and consulting company based in Camarillo, California, has appointed Tony Harris as non-executive chair of DEX business in the Europe and Middle East (EMEA) region. He is based in the UK and is already a member of the company’s board of directors.

Simon Angeldorff is the new CEO of Envirotainer. He succeeds Gustaf Ljunggren at the head of the Stockholm, Sweden-based company which offers temperature-controlled transportation services for the pharmaceutical industry. Angeldorff, who is currently chair of the board, will become executive chair.

Rod Selby, Intelligrated

Automated materials handling solution manufacturer Intelligrated has appointed Rod Selby to be the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company’s director of Asia Pacific business development.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Seegrid has hired Dori Kozak as its marketing manager. She will handle the vision-guided automated vehicle manufacturer’s marketing and public relations efforts in Europe and the Middle East. Kozak will also manage the expansion of Seegrid flexible AGVs into other worldwide markets.

Kuehne + Nagel has appointed Pamela Doyle as national manager for its operations in Ireland. She will be based in Dublin, Ireland and succeeds Marcus Bennett, who has become national manager for the United Kingdom. As well, the Switzerland-based logistics company has announced that Reinhard Schullerus will become head of global sales and marketing, effective January 1, 2014.

Nikola Hagleitner is the new global head of DHL Global Forwarding’s industrial projects division, which typically handles the transportation of heavy lift and regular cargo from the place of delivery to the project location, including import Customs clearance.