Diane Cavuoto has joined jet engine maintenance supplier CTS Engines as senior vice-president, supply chain. Cavuoto will be based in CTS’s Ft. Lauderdale, Florida headquarters and will report directly to Vesa Paukkeri, CTS’s president and COO. Cavuoto, most recently vice-president, strategic sourcing at Honeywell International, brings years of supply chain management experience to CTS. In her previous role she oversaw a global commodity team of 150 employees managing US$4 billion of direct material spend, and reported directly to Honeywell’s chief procurement officer. She holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Connecticut and a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University.
Sylvain Prud‘homme has been appointed president, international, of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. He reports to chairman, president and CEO Robert Niblock and remains based in Boucherville, Quebec. Prud’homme continues to serve as president and CEO of Lowe’s Canada and adds responsibilities for the Mexico business, with the president of Lowe’s Mexico now reporting to him. This follows the announcement that Richard Maltsbarger will be transitioning to chief operating officer of the U.S. business in February. Prud’homme joined as president of Lowe’s Canada in 2013 and, following the acquisition of RONA in 2016, was named president and CEO of Lowe’s Canada. Previously, Prud’homme served as executive vice-president of operations and merchandising for Loblaw Companies Limited. He was also president of western operations for Sobeys Inc. and spent several years as senior vice-president of operations and merchandising for Walmart Canada. Prud’homme earned an MBA from the HEC Montreal business school. He is a member of the board of directors for the Retail Council of Canada.
Craig Munroe has joined the board of directors of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, for a term of three years. Munroe is a recognized leader in British Columbia’s legal and business communities. He has been practicing law in British Columbia for over 18 years in the resource, transportation, construction and retail industries. He has extensive experience serving at the executive level in several organizations, as well as on professional and non-profit boards of directors.
Daifuku Group subsidiary Wynright Corporation has appointed two new senior account executives to its Integrator Partner Program in the Western and Southeastern areas. After over four years with Wynright, Bryan Duncan will now take on responsibility for integrator partner business in the Western area of the USA. Previously with Schaefer, Dematic, TGW and FKI Logistex, Duncan has over 25 years of experience in material handling solutions. Duncan brings with him proficiency in highly automated solutions, including AS/RS, robotics, goods to person and unit sortation, along with expertise in convey and sortation systems. Rick DeFiesta has been appointed senior account executive for the Southeastern area and will work with Wynright Integrator Partners across the complete Daifuku product line. DeFiesta joined the Wynright direct sales team in 2013 and has over 30 years of experience covering sales, engineering, business development and management. He offers expertise in developing and implementing automated solutions including ASRS, AGVs, conveyor, sortation, palletizing and order fulfillment technologies in production, retail and wholesale distribution. Both Duncan and DeFiesta will report to Gordon Hellberg, VP integrator sales at Wynright Corporation.