Jeffrey Morrison will take over as General Motors’s vice-president, global purchasing and supply chain on April 1, 2022. Morrison replaces Shilpan Amin, who was recently appointed GM’s senior vice-president and president, GM International following Steve Kiefer’s decision to retire after almost 40 years in the auto industry. Morrison has over 25 years of experience in the global automotive industry and has worked for GM since 2006. He has led global engineering, procurement and logistics organizations for GM in the U.S. and Germany. Before joining GM, Morrison spent 10 years in engineering, commercial and consulting roles across the auto industry, leading strategic projects for global OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and financial investors on a wide range of technical and business issues. He began his career in 1996 at the Chrysler Corporation. Morrison earned a MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
CubicFarm Systems Corp. has appointed Daniel Burns, a member of the board of directors, as interim chief financial officer (CFO). He will step down as chairman of the company’s audit committee to serve as interim CFO, effective April 1, 2022. Burns became the first certified director in British Columbia with an ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors, and one of the first in Canada. Burns is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Certified Professional Accountants of Ontario. He holds a MBA from the University of Toronto and a Global Executive MBA from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. He is has served as chair of audit committees in both Canada and the United States, as well as formerly serving as CFO of a publicly listed company.
The Caldwell Group
The Caldwell Group Inc. has appointed Jeff Ferchen its director of business development and Lisa Sympson as marketing manager. Ferchen brings 24 years of industry experience, including roles at The Crosby Group and Rockford Rigging. Sympson returns to the material handling industry, having spent 23 years at Grainger Inc.