Who’s on the move: May 1, 2017

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

David Richardson, Chairman of the Air Canada‘s Board of Directors will retire at the conclusion of Air Canada’s annual meeting of shareholders (AGM) on May 5, 2017, when Vagn Sørensen, a current member of the Board, will become Chairman, if he is re-elected as a director by shareholders at the AGM. Following a distinguished career with Ernst & Young Inc, Richardson joined Air Canada’s Board in 2004 and became Chairman in 2008. Sørensen was appointed to Air Canada’s Board in 2006, and is currently Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, and a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee. He has extensive experience in global business, finance, digital transformation and the airline and transportation industries. Sørensen is Chairman of FLSmidth & Co A/S, Scandic Hotels Group AB and SSP Group plc, and serves as a director of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Austrian Airlines Group and held various senior commercial positions with SAS Scandinavian Airlines System, including Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sørensen is the former Chairman of British Midland Ltd. and a former director of Lufthansa Cargo AG.

Newgistics hired Stuart Spiegel as chief marketing officer (CMO). Previously Spiegel was principal at the digital and business consultancy, Spiegel Partners LLC. Before founding Spiegel Partners, he served as chief digital and marketing officer of ghd, a hair tools company based in London. At ghd, Spiegel led strategy for the company’s online business, to connect direct to consumers in fourteen countries worldwide. Spiegel also served as vice president of digital commerce at Converse (a Nike company), overseeing all activities on converse.com, and was responsible for a complete redesign of the company’s online presence and strategy.

Tracy Dick has joined GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc as chief marketing officer. In this role, Dick will be responsible for corporate communications, content management, product marketing, digital engagement, events and targeted demand generation programs. Before joining GlobalTranz, Dick spent five years at PetSmart, where she held various marketing positions of increasing responsibility. Earlier in her career, Dick held several marketing positions at Jack in the Box. Dick brings a strong understanding of distribution, logistics and supply chain operations, and is a dynamic leader with a track record of delivering innovative marketing programs that drive increased sales, margin and traffic.

— May 1, 2017