Linas Polteraitis has been appointed vice-president of supply chain for the REV Group, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty vehicles. Polteraitis will report to president and CEO Mark Skonieczny. Before joining REV Group, Polteraitis was senior director, supply chain at Otis Worldwide. Before that, he was vice-president, purchasing, direct materials, at Adient; supply chain management director – Americas at Aptiv; and held progressive leadership roles in purchasing at ZF TRW, DMAX, Ltd., General Motors Corporation, and Isuzu Motors America. Polteraitis recently received the CEO Award at Otis Worldwide for his activities related to COVID-19 and global supply chain disruption mitigation. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.
PSA International Pte Ltd announced that Tan Chong Meng will be retiring from his positions as the company’s group CEO and board member with effect from March 1, 2024. In line with succession plans, Ong Kim Pong, currently the regional CEO of Southeast Asia at PSA International, will assume the mantle of group CEO and be appointed to the PSA international board. Nelson Quek, managing director of the container business division in PSA Singapore will take over the reins as regional CEO for Southeast Asia. He will also become a member of PSA’s senior management council.
Kassow Robots, a developer of 7-axis industrial cobot solutions for machine tending, material handling, dispensing, and other applications, has established a U.S.-based team focused on sales and support. Regional channel partner managers Jim Adamski and Collin Ayres and technical support engineer Chris Hapsias will support the company’s sales partners, system integrators, and distributors in the U.S. Kassow Robots is part of Bosch Rexroth, which has been its majority owner since 2022. Adamski is focused on working with the U.S. partner network east of the Mississippi River and in Iowa. He joined the Kassow Robots team earlier this year and has previous experience with Bosch Rexroth. He’s worked in the factory automation industry for more than 30 years. Ayres recently joined the Kassow Robots team after receiving his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Hapsias brings four years of factory automation experience, specifically in the autonomous mobile robot (AMR) space.