Day & Ross Inc appointed Bill Doherty appointed as its new president and CEO, succeeding John Doucet who will retire from the role on June 30th, 2017. Doherty joined Day & Ross in October 2016 as part of the leadership transition plan. Based in Hartland, New Brunswick, and reporting to Dirk Van de Put, president and CEO of McCain Foods Limited, he will lead The Day & Ross Transportation Group that operates four divisions: Day & Ross Freight, Day & Ross Dedicated Logistics, Day & Ross Supply Chain and Trade Networks, and Sameday Worldwide. In addition to a 25-year career with FedEx, Doherty held executive-level roles with Greatwide Logistics Services, Omniflight Helicopters Inc., New Breed Logistics, Inc., Warehouse86 Ventures, LLC, and Transervice Logistics Inc.
Red Dot Corporation has hired John McCormack as senior supply chain manager. McCormack brings nearly a decade of logistics and supply chain experience to his new role, joining Red Dot Corporation from Qualitel Inc, where he was director of supply chain. McCormack also previously managed supply chain at Crane Aerospace and Electronics. The company also hired Ken Montelongo as aftermarket regional manager; Scott Latimer as regional sales manager; and Brian Kennedy as aftermarket manager.
Mark Cabrera, Saddle Creek’s current senior vice president and CFO will take on the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) in anticipation of succeeding current CEO Cliff Otto upon his retirement. Cabrera will assume the COO role July 1, 2017, and the role of CEO within two years. Cabrera, who joined Saddle Creek in 2001, currently serves as chief strategy officer for the company and oversees all finance and human resource functions. Previously, Cabrera spent 15 years in financial roles in a variety of industries for companies including Arthur Andersen LLP, GTE Financial, National Insurance Services and Reeves Steel, Inc. He is a member of the International Warehouse Logistics Association Insurance Company (IWLAIC) executive committee. Otto joined Saddle Creek in 2001, became president in 2007 and CEO in 2013. Under his tenure, the company has increased its service offerings, expanded into new markets and industries, and experienced revenue growth each year.