The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) elected Port of Pascagoula Port Director Mark McAndrews to serve as the association’s chairman of the board for the 2016-17 activity year that begins in late October. He will assume the chairmanship from Port Saint John (NB) President and CEO Jim Quinn, who began his one-year AAPA term last November. McAndrews has served as Port of Pascagoula’s port director since March 2001 and his maritime career extends more than 35 years with public and private sector experience, including stevedoring and maritime terminal management, marine operations and public port administration. In addition to his role as port director, he is chairman of the Gulf Ports Association of the Americas, chairman of AAPA’s Gulf Caucus, and serves on AAPA’s U.S. Legislative Policy Council and Executive Committee. Outside of AAPA, he is a member of the Mississippi Coast Foreign Trade Zone’s Executive Committee and serves on the board of directors of the Mississippi Water Resources Association and Mississippi Intermodal Council.
National Retail Federation vice-president for supply chain and customs policy Jonathan Gold has been appointed to the US Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. Established in 2011, the committee includes 45 senior-level private sector supply chain experts and industry representatives who advise Commerce, the Transportation Department and other government agencies on supply chain issues that affect the international competitiveness of US businesses. With NRF, Gold is responsible for representing the retail industry before Congress and the administration on supply chain, international trade, and customs-related issues impacting the retail industry.
Melzie Wilson, vice-president – compliance at Mallory Alexander International Logistics, has been appointed to the US Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC). Wilson has worked for Mallory Alexander for close to 23 years and is a Board Member of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA). Wilson will serve on the Committee until November 2017. She has also been appointed to serve on its Trade and Regulatory Sub Committee and its Freight Policy Movement Sub Committee. Wilson is also a member of the Customs and Border Protection Trade Support Network (TSN), the Customs Electronic Systems Action Committee (CESAC) and the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC). She is a Licensed Customs Broker, a Certified Customs Specialist and a Certified Export Specialist.
Satellite Logistics Group (SLG), a supply-chain solution provider for the beverage industry, has hired Mike Doyle as senior director of sales. Doyle will focus on growing business, managing key Kegspediter client relationships, and overseeing the sales team. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Houston. He has more than 22 years of experience in the beer industry. Prior to joining SLG, he held various sales management positions with Great Lakes Brewing Company, the Boston Beer Company, Coors Brewing and, most recently, with Southern Tier Brewing Company. He also has experience in the distribution industry with Glazer’s Distributors and Coors Distributing.
— August 22, 2016