Who’s on the move this week [November 13, 2012]

by MM&D staff

John Dolbec, the founding president and CEO of TransHub Ontario, is retiring this week, although he isn’t stepping away from the organization entirely. Dolbec says he will continue to be an active volunteer as he still wants to be part of the work TransHub Ontario is doing. No immediate replacement has been name. The board of the not-for-profit corporation intends to reorganize and re-examine its resources before making an appointment. TransHub Ontario was created with the goal of promoting southern Ontario, in particular the Hamilton/Halton/Niagara regions, as a goods movement and logistics hub.

Geoffrey Machum was reappointed to the Halifax Port Authority’s board of directors. He has been on the board since 2006 and was elected chair in May 2012. He will continue on as chair and will sit on a number of committees including governance, seaport, human resources and compensation, and gateway strategy.

Lift-Rite president, Mel Griffin, plans to retire. His last day with the company will be December 31, 2012. He has been with the producer of pallet trucks, lifters and stackers since 1989. He has also been a member of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA), and the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) where he was on the board of directors and served as chair of the Canadian committee. Lift-Rite products are manufactured by Raymond Corp.

Saddle Creek Logistics Services, which is based in Lakeland, Florida, has a new director of business development. James Thomas will work out of the Columbus, Ohio office overseeing development of new customer relationships and the growth of existing accounts. Before joining the company, he was founder, president and CEO of Commodity Logistics Inc.

Steve Perry is the new vice-president of human resources at Kenco Management Services. He joined the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based 3PL after working at Excel (DHL Supply Chain) and UPS.