Andrew Snelgrove resigned as CFO of Clarke Inc effective March 11, 2016, in order to pursue the same position at another company. Kim Langille, Clarke’s vice-president of taxation, has been appointed Interim CFO. Langille has acted in her current role since 2012 and previously acted as senior manager of taxation at Deloitte LLP. Clarke will seek to identify a permanent Chief Financial Officer in the coming months. Michael Rapps, president CEO, stated: “We are disappointed to see Andrew leave and we thank him for his dedication and hard work over the last nine years with our organization. Kim has been a member of Clarke’s senior management since December 2012 and has a deep understanding of our investments and business structure. We are confident that her appointment will enable a smooth transition of Clarke’s financial functions.”
Marc Tarpenning, co-founder of Tesla Motors, joined the Clearpath Robotics advisory board. Tarpenning will provide the Clearpath leadership team with entrepreneurial and technical insight.Tarpenning co-founded NuvoMedia in 1998, developer of the Rocket ebook, one of the first handheld devices for digital books. In 2003 he co-founded Tesla Motors to build electrical cars and led the development of the Tesla Roadster, the first production automobile to use lithium-ion battery cells. Tarpenning is now an active board member and advisor with numerous esteemed organizations and resides in Portola Valley, California.
enVista, a supply chain consulting and IT services firm, hired Tom Drivas in its design solutions practice as director of client engagement. In his role, Drivas will lead sales and business development efforts for the design solutions practice. With nearly 15 years of supply chain experience, Drivas has implemented automated conveyor, goods to person, storage and software solutions for dozens companies. Before joining enVista, Drivas held positions in engineering, business development, marketing and sales. Most recently he served as material handling solutions manager at Dematic. He also held multiple leadership positions at Wynright.
Jeff Andrews, VP sales of Elite Storage Solutions, a pallet rack manufacturer based out of Monroe, Georgia, was recently elected president and CEO of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI). The RMI is a sub-association of the Material Handling Industry (MHI) and an international member association overseeing the engineering, manufacturing and installation guidelines for the pallet rack industry. In addition to his duties as the RMI president, Mr. Andrews is also Vice-President and Co-owner of Elite Storage Solutions, Andrews also co-wrote the RMI guidelines for Rack Repair and Remediation and is an industry speaker at both PROMAT and MODEX Shows, presenting rack and warehouse design considerations.