Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc., will see a leadership transition as part of a new corporate structure. Bob Brotzki, Greg Masingill and Mike Smith will become a new ownership team at Schneider, staying in their current roles as president, executive vice-president and vice-president of engineering and services, respectively. Former CEO and owner Rick Schneider will remain with the company as a special consultant to the engineering department. The Schneider name will also remain with the company.
Supply-chain search executive Heidi Hoffman is a new partner with ON Partners. In this role, Hoffman will lead the firm’s growing supply chain practice from the firm’s expanding Atlanta office. Hoffman’s management and consulting experience spans more than twenty years. Before joining ON Partners, she served as a senior client partner at Korn Ferry, where she led the firm’s Global Supply Chain Center of Expertise in North America. Previously, she was with Russell Reynolds, where she founded and led the firm’s global supply chain practice and headed the North American industrial sector. Earlier, Hoffman was a member of the operations group of Booz & Co. She is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Institute for Supply Management, and she also serves on the leadership council of Franklin and Marshall College. She earned a master’s degree in business administration with a focus in finance and business policy from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has made new appointments within its senior management team at its corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Rory Hepner, previously general manager of vehicle distribution and logistics, is now general manager of strategic retail development. Replacing Hepner as general manager of vehicle distribution and logistics is Dianna du Preez, reporting to Adam Chamberlain, vice-president of sales. In this position, du Preez will oversee all retail vehicle distribution, import and logistics, distribution systems allocation and ordering, as well as the company’s vehicle preparation centres in Baltimore, MD, Los Angeles, CA and Brunswick, GA. Most recently, du Preez served as general manager of Mercedes-Benz Academy and has held other management roles within the company including the areas of sales, dealer development, parts logistics and IT.