Lise-Marie Turpin, Air Canada‘s vice president, cargo, is retiring after 21 years at the airline. Her retirement is effective April 28, 2017. Tim Strauss will replace Turpin, effective April 3, 2017. He will work closely with Turpin during the transition period and will report to Marcel Forget, senior vice president, commercial strategy, until Forget’s retirement at the end of May. Strauss comes from Hawaiian Airlines where he was until recently vice president, cargo. He has extensive experience in airline cargo environments, having previously held senior roles at Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and the cargo airline Emery Worldwide.
Trailcon Leasing Inc has promoted Brian Jones to regional manager, Western Canada. In his new capacity, he will oversee the sales, operations, and administration for Trailcon’s three western branches – Surrey, BC; Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. Jones joined Trailcon in 2015 as Branch Manager – Surrey. He played a key role in Trailcon’s acquisition of the former Stewart Trailers in September 2016, transitioning the new employees into the Trailcon family and enabling the national leader to provide all its customers, nationwide, with one-stop service offerings. Jones came to Trailcon with an Honours of Business Administration degree from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, and 24 years’ experience in a variety of managerial positions in the transportation/trucking industry.
MercuryGate International, Inc has named Ronny Kemp as chief delivery officer, effective immediately. He previously served as vice president, operations. Kemp joined MercuryGate in 2010 and has over 15 years of experience in team building, planning, execution and control of large-scale software projects. Before joining MercuryGate, he served as director of professional services and senior project manager for Sapiens Americas, beginning in 1998. He has also served as a senior systems administrator for Toyota Motor Credit Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/business communications from Mount Saint Mary’s College and a Masters Certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University.