Toyota Material Handling
Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has promoted Lea Ann King to vice-president of legal and general counsel, and Tracy Stachniak has been promoted to vice-president of human resources. During her seven-year tenure at TMH, King has become a highly respected leader in the material handling industry and the legal community, leading an all-women team responsible for all legal and risk, including litigation, intellectual property, acquisitions, and corporate governance for TMH and its equity dealers. King also serves as the company’s compliance officer and corporate secretary. King also serves as a board member for the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) and Margaret Mary Health. Stachniak has been with TMH for 17 years. Stachniak is an advocate for the inclusion of women in the material handling industry and supports two leading industry initiatives, including Material Handling Institute’s (MHI) Women in Supply Chain Forum, and Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association’s (MHEDA) Women in Industry Conference.
Ilse De Loof joined Swissport as general counsel and company secretary on 1 April 2022. She reports to Warwick Brady, president and CEO of Swissport International AG.She joined from Dutch LBC Tank Terminals Group, where she had been group general counsel and company secretary since 2011. Previously, she worked U.S.-based Jacobs Engineering Inc. in Antwerp, Belgium, as regional corporate counsel for Belgium, Singapore and China. In these two roles, she had legal oversight of complex international transactions and negotiations including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and financing programs. Ilse De Loof also has experience working in multi-ownership structures (private equity and pension funds). She replaces Thomas Gross who has been with Swissport International AG as general counsel and company secretary since May 2018.
American Association of Port Authorities
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has hired Shannon McLeod as the new director of professional and workforce development. McLeod’s experience spans two decades, providing project management and technical direction on maritime, intermodal, and supply chain initiatives. She received a Masters of public administration (MPA) in maritime, ports, and logistics management from Old Dominion University, is the chair of the ports and channels standing committee of the Transportation Research Board.