Stephen Laskowski will become the next president and CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance on January 1st, 2018, after the alliance’s current chief, David Bradley, retires. The Board of Directors made its decision at the annual CTA fall meeting. Laskowski, who is currently CTA’s senior vice-president and David Bradley’s number two in charge, has over 22 years of experience representing the industry and is well-respected in policy circles.Similar to his predecessor, Laskowski will hold the top job at both CTA and the Ontario Trucking Association. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Livingston International Inc appointed Michael Meierkort president, international freight and transportation solutions. Meierkort will be responsible for the strategic growth and management of Livingston’s freight offering. Meierkort joins Livingston from Vanguard Logistics Services where he was regional managing director, North America, responsible for the commercial and operational business of 700 staff across 16 offices. Meierkort has extensive experience and knowledge in international and domestic supply chain management and the business of freight forwarding, as well as a proven record of success in highly competitive industries.
Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, has transferred Vesa Hakanen from its headquarters in Ulvila, Finland to Norcross, Georgia in order to lead the new US-based office, Cimcorp USA, Inc, as general manager. In his role, Hakanen will use his extensive automation expertise and experience with Cimcorp technologies to deliver solution support to Cimcorp’s U.S.-based customers and stakeholders. Hakanen has been a part of Cimcorp since 1998. Starting off as a software engineer, he progressively moved up into the project manager role. Since 2009, he has been responsible for directing and coordinating activities involving sales of products and services; preparing budgets and approving budget expenditures; as well as planning and directing staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control sales and service programs.