Michael Ducker, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, will retire effective August 15, 2018. Ducker took the helm at FedEx Freight in 2014 after spending close to 40 years at FedEx Express. His successor will be named later. Ducker joined FedEx Express in 1975 and served in the company’s frontline operations at the Memphis Hub. After rising through the ground operations ranks in the U.S. in the 1980s, he accepted his first international assignment as vice-president of southern Europe based in Milan, Italy, in 1991. He became the vice-president of the South Pacific and Middle East region in 1992, and then senior vice-president of the Asia/Pacific region in 1995. He returned to the U.S. in 1999 as executive vice-president/president, international. In 2009, he also became COO of FedEx Express, before assuming his current role at FedEx Freight.
Day & Ross Inc. has promoted Doug Tingley to president of Day & Ross Freight. Tingley joined Day & Ross in 2013 and was most recently vice-president of operations. He will continue to represent Day & Ross on the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association Board where he serves as Vice-Chair. Before joining Day & Ross, Tingley had been with McCain Foods Limited for over fifteen years in various leadership roles , including vice-president, supply chain for McCain Foods (Canada), and vice-president of global procurement. He has an MBA from Queen’s University and a B.A. from Saint Francis Xavier University. He continues to be based in Hartland, New Brunswick, and will report to Bill Doherty, president and CEO, Day & Ross Inc.
Longtime supply chain industry executive Razat Gaurav has joined Llamasoft as its new CEO and member of the board of directors. Razat is an industry veteran whose experience includes leadership positions at JDA Software, i2 Technologies and Ernst & Young (EY). Razat succeeds founder and current CEO Don Hicks, who will continue as the chairman of the board. Co-founder Toby Brzoznowski will also continue as an active member of the Llamasoft executive team in the role of chief strategy officer.