Inside Logistics

Who’s on the move this week [October 29, 2013]

Who’s hired, who’s moving around in the supply chain sector


October 29, 2013
by MM&D staff

Greg Scheu, ABB Group

Anik Trudel has been appointed vice-chair of the Montreal Port Authority’s (MPA) board of directors for two years. She has been a member of the board since 2008. As well, the MPA has renewed Michel Lessard‘s position as chair for an additional two years. He has served as in that role since 2009 and been on the board since 2007.

Zurich, Switzerland-based automation technology company ABB Group has given its current executive committee’s marketing and customer solutions leader Greg Scheu additional duties. Beginning in November, he will be responsible for the company’s acquisition and integration programs, and for ABB’s North American business. Enrique Santacana, currently country manager in the US and regional manager in both the North and South America regions, will focus on ABB’s South American growth.

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Lombard, Illinois-based industry association, elected officers and appointed members to its board of directors. Heather Sheehan, vice-president, indirect sourcing and logistics, at Danaher Corporation, was elected chair. Rick Jackson, executive vice-president, of Mast Global Logistics, Inc, a subsidiary of Limited Brands Inc, will now serve as immediate past chair. Theodore Stank, who holds the title of Bruce chair of logistics and supply chain management at The University of Tennessee, was elected board chair elect. Kevin Smith, Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting’s president and chief executive officer, was elected board vice-chair. Mary Long, vice-president logistics and network planning, of Domino’s Pizza LLC, was elected secretary and treasurer. Mark Baxa, director, global trade operations for Monsanto, John Bowersox, director-operations, Ann Sacks Tile & Stone, Brian Hancock, president, North America, at Martin-Brower Company,  Remko van Hoek, director global procurement at PwC, Daniel Stanton, a supply chain professional with Caterpillar Inc, Chris Moberg, chair of the marketing department at Ohio University,  Walter Zinn, chair of the marketing and logistics department at Ohio State University, and Kevin O’Meara, senior vice-president of Breakthrough Fuel, were appointed to various chair positions.

Elk Grove Village, Illinois-based materials handling systems manufacturer Wynright Corp has hired three people to staff its new office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. John Postema has been appointed to the position of director of application engineering. Bryan Duncan has been hired as a senior account executive. His areas of focus will be sales to the grocery, beverage and e-commerce markets. Mathias Frick has also been hired as a senior account executive. He will work in the life sciences (health and beauty), retail and e-commerce markets.

Denver, Colorado-based Securimate Inc, which produces cloud-based supply chain management software, has named Jeffrey Saling as the new company president. He will oversee global market strategy and execution, drive the alignment of sales and support, and manage new product development.

Seegrid, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-headquartered manufacturer of automated guided vehicles, has hired Dori Kozak is its new marketing manager and Derek Roberts as director of sales. The company has also appointed Charles Craven, Bill Edgy, and Gary Ensey as regional sales managers. They will report to Roberts.

Transportation and logistics service provider USA Truck Inc has hired a new vice-president of maintenance. Jame Cade will be responsible for improving the Van Buren, Arkansas-based company’s customer service response, and its vehicle uptime.

Lynden International, a freight forwarding and logistics company headquartered in Seattle, Washington, has hired Frank Butler as southeast regional manager and Charles McCarthy as northeast regional manager. Butler will be based in Atlanta, Georgia, while McCarthy will work out of New York city.

Menlo Worlwide Logistics, of San Francisco, California, has promoted Carl Fowler to vice-president of North American field sales and solutions. Fowler is also a member of the US Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, which advises the US secretary of commerce, the US department of transportation and other US agencies on supply chain issues.

Plug Power Inc, the Latham, New York-based fuel cell manufacturer, has made some changes to its board of directors and its senior management team. Xavier Pontone, managing director of Air Liquide Advanced Business, joins Plug Power as a director on the board of directors. Gregory Kenausis has also joined the Plug Power board. Keith Schmid has been hired as the company’s chief operating officer. The company’s chief technology officer, Adrian Corless, has decided to resign and is now CEO of Carbon Engineering in Calgary, Alberta.

Hanne Sorensen has been appointed CEO of Maersk’s Damco division, following Rolf Habben-Jansen in the role.