Who’s on the move: June 4, 2018

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
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Stephen Bruffett

Stephen Bruffett has joined Schneider National, Inc as executive vice-president and CFO. Bruffett replaces Lori Lutey, who announced her retirement earlier in the year. Previously, Bruffett served as executive vice-president and CFO of Con-way Inc. Before joining Con-way in 2008, Bruffett held senior leadership positions at YRC Worldwide Inc., rising to the role of executive vice-president and CFO, and American Freightways. Bruffett holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas.

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Timothy Kinser

Timothy Kinser has been appointed vice-president of operations at RPM International Inc. He is responsible for setting and delivering upon manufacturing and supply chain strategies across all RPM business segments. Kinser will report to RPM’s president and chief operating officer Ronald Rice. Kinser previously served as executive vice-president of operations for DAP Products Inc., an RPM operating company. Before joining DAP in 2007, Kinser was executive director of manufacturing at a  North American roofing manufacturer. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron.

Slync, an enterprise blockchain platform for the shipping, logistics and supply chain industries, has appointed Samuel Israel to its advisory board. As a regional CEO, Israel led DHL Global Forwarding for more than 10 years. Israel brings more than 35 years of logistics, freight forwarding and international trade experience to the Slync team. In addition to his time at DHL, Israel has held C-level executive positions at Damco, the forwarding arm of Maersk Group, and spent time at Panalpina as well.


Transplace has appointed Chris Nester as CFO. Nester will oversee the company’s financial operations and report directly to CEO Frank McGuigan. With 18 years of financial experience, Nester was most recently the senior vice-president and treasurer of Sabre. Nester was instrumental in many large strategic initiatives during his time at Sabre including helping to take the organization private in 2007, assisting with the strategic and economic divestitures of Travelocity and Lastminute.com and the planning and execution of Sabre’s April 2014 initial public offering.

– June 4, 2018