Art Torno, senior vice-president – International and Cargo, for American Airlines is retiring in April after 38 years with the airline. Torno joined American in 1979 as a flight attendant and has held numerous leadership positions, including VP – New York, VP – Caribbean and Latin American Operations and VP – Miami. In 2015, Torno was promoted to his current position. With Torno’s retirement, Jim Butler will assume the role of senior vice-president – International and Cargo and will report to Kerry Philipovitch, senior vice-president – Customer Experience. Butler has been with the airline for 21 years and most recently served as president – American Airlines Cargo, a position that he’s held since 2013. Butler is a graduate of Cornell University and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
USA Truck, Inc has promoted James Reed, currently the company’s CFO, to president and CEO. Reed brings more than 20 years of experience in trucking, operations and corporate finance to the position. He succeeds Randy Rogers, who is leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities. Reed will also assume Rogers’s position on the USA Truck board of directors. James (Jim) Craig has also been appointed to the newly created position of executive vice-president and chief commercial officer. Craig is currently president of the Company’s USAT Logistics business and will continue to oversee the logistics business in addition to his new responsibilities. Previously, Reed was CFO of Interstate Distributor Co, an asset-based trucking business, and as president of its subsidiary, Interstate Distributor Logistics. He began his career with Intel Corporation in 1997 after earning an MBA. Craig joined USA Truck in February 2016 after serving for more than three decades in various roles in the logistics and transportation industry, including roles at BNSF Logistics, Yusen Logistics and Con-way Truckload. He earned a BBA in marketing from Western Washington University.
Global Shop Solutions, a developer of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, has named Nick Knight as the firm’s new senior director of customer services. A Global Shop Solutions employee for more than a decade, Knight previously served as a member of the service team, consulting project manager and most recently as director of consulting. Knight began his career in the manufacturing industry working at a machine shop in Houston, Texas, at the age of 16.
—February 6, 2017