Michele (Mike) Arcamone has been appointed chief operating officer of Versacold Logistics Services. Arcamone brings to the role 36 years of experience in production, operations, quality management, supply chain, executive leadership, engineering, and general management. Most recently, he was the president of the Commercial Aircraft division of Bombardier. Arcamone’s extensive background also includes several senior executive roles with General Motors Korea, the Powertrain Europe Division for General Motors, and a number of other plant manager roles. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Administrative Management from Concordia University and a Diploma in Management from McGill University.
Stéphane Gagné is joining Ovation Logistics as CEO. Gagné was, until recently, COO for Audiokinetic, a world leader in technology for audio interactive production, where he managed a multidisciplinary team in product development, sales, marketing and administration located in Montreal, Beijing and Tokyo. He previously acted as head of industry at Google for the province of Quebec. He also held management positions for TC Transcontinental and the Metro International group. He has an MBA from the London Business School, an engineering degree, and a specialization in project management.
JJ Ruest, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer of CN, and Madeleine Paquin, president and CEO of Logistec Corporation have been inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame. The International Maritime Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 by the Maritime Association Port of New York and New Jersey to recognize maritime visionaries, who through excellence in their company, organization, or services, best exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking that will guide the maritime industry in the 21st Century. Other inductees were Harley Franco, chair and CEO, Harley Marine Services; Angeliki Frangou, chair and CEO, Navios Maritime Holdings Inc; and, James McKenna, president and CEO, Pacific Maritime Association.
Colbert Packaging Corporation, a manufacturer cartons and boxes, has welcomed two industry veterans, John Lackner and Kevin Kenjarski, to its leadership team. Lackner joined as vice-president of corporate operations, and Kenjarski stepped into a newly created vice-president of sales and marketing role. Lackner came from Graphic Packaging, formerly Walter G. Anderson, where he served as director of operations, overseeing two manufacturing facilities in the Midwest. Prior to that, he spent 23 years moving up the ranks at MeadWestvaco (now WestRock) and its AGI Media packaging business. Lackner gained valuable hands-on experience on the production floor early in his career while serving as a pressman and finishing department manager, and since then, he has proven to be a capable operations leader. Kenjarski brings a dual background in plastics and paperboard packaging to Colbert. He served as vice-president of sales and marketing for Clondalkin’s specialist packaging division, which produced packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and personal care markets, and is now part of Essentra. He also spent a decade at MeadWestvaco in various sales and sales management capacities.