Who’s on the move this week [September 24, 2013]

by MM&D staff

Supply chain management software provider TECSYS Inc, based in Montreal, Quebec, has elected seven people to its board of directors: Frank Bergandi, David Brereton, Peter Brereton, André Duquenne, Vernon Lobo, Steve Sasser, and David Wayland.

Montreal, Quebec-based Air Canada has made two management appointments. Kevin Howlett, who held the role of senior vice-president of employee relations, has become senior vice-president of regional markets, a newly created position. Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, who was senior director of human resources, was promoted to the new position of vice-president of human resources, and will have responsibility for all aspects of human relations, except labour negotiations.

Westport Innovations Inc, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based company that engineers natural gas vehicles, has appointed Thomas Rippon as vice-president of mining and rail.

Anthony Dublino is the new director of commercial business for North America at Jamison RFID. As well, the Hagerstown, Maryland manufacturer of rugged RFID portals promoted Gina Lehman to the position of director of government business. Jamison RFID is a division of the Jamison Door Company.

Karen Jones, Ryder

Ryder System Inc, in Miami, Florida, has hired Karen Jones as senior vice-president and chief marketing officer. She will be responsible for the company’s fleet management solutions and supply chain solutions marketing departments and for integrating the management of all Ryder’s branding and marketing activities. Jones will report directly to chair and CEO Robert Sanchez.

Marengo, Illinois-based UniCarriers Americas, a manufacturer of materials handling equipment, has made seven executive appointments that will take effect on October 1. Anthony Salgado is the company’s new president and moves up from the role of vice-president of manufacturing operations. James Radous was promoted to the newly created role of executive vice-president of sales for the Americas. Current directors Steve Cianci, Dan Domberg and Dale Mark were named vice-presidents of sales and marketing, aftermarket customer satisfaction, and manufacturing operations, respectively. Mark Manninen is the new senior director of business and channel development, and Brian Markison is the new director of sales for North America.

Jay Cornforth, Brookfield

Brookfield Asset Management Inc, a New York, New York-based company, has hired Jay Cornforth as the global head of its industrial property business. He will join the company’s Brookfield Property Group division as a managing partner. Brookfield owns and manages industrial properties, including warehouses DCs and logistics centres, around the world.

San Francisco, California-based Prologis Inc, has named Nick Kittredge president of the company’s east region in the Americas. He will be responsible for overseeing all regional activities and will report to Eugene Reilly, CEO Prologis Americas. Prologis owns, operates and develops industrial real estate.

Colton, California-based temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company, Lineage Logistics has hired Diogo Lobo as its first president of logistics. His role will be to develop new logistics services. Lobo will report directly to CEO Bill Hendricksen.

Eduardo Martinez, president of the UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atlanta, Georgia-based UPS, has been appointed chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Catastrophic Risks (WEF-GAC). The goal of the council is to advance understanding and management of events that have a large-scale impact on vulnerable populations, human well-being, business operations and systems of government. He will serve for a one-year term along with co-vice chairs with Baroness Valerie Amos, UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief co-ordinator, and Rodrigo Perez Mackenna, minister of housing and urbanism and minister of national property of Chile.

Integrated System Design (ISD), A Wixom, Michigan manufacturer of automated materials handling equipment, has appointed Dave Halker as senior account executive of logistics automation.

Mobile solution provider, Barcoding Inc, has created a new division, known as Consumables by Barcoding. To lead the new business, the Baltimore, Maryland-based company has hired Stephen Johnson, as northeast director of sales, Dave Vickers as a media solution specialist, Henry Cerrato as senior sales account executive, and Christopher Kenney as account executive.

YRC Worldwide Inc, has given its CEO additional duties. James Welch will now also serve as president of YRC Freight, the Overland Park, Kansas-based company’s LTL division.

London, UK-based voice-directed warehouse systems provider VoiteQ has a new customer service controller. Ed Sygrove will be based in Blackpool, UK, but will be responsible for worldwide customer service.