Inside Logistics

Who’s on the move: October 22, 2018

Appointments, promotions, moves and changes in the supply chain sector this week


October 22, 2018
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Stan Kapashesit has joined Drone Delivery Canada‘s Advisory Board to assist in the Company’s commercial strategy for remote communities in the James Bay region. Kapashesit currently serves as director of economic development for the Moose Cree First Nation located in the James Bay region within Northern Ontario. Since beginning his tenure, Stan has researched and engaged the community in finding ways to help assist in the high cost of living in this area which includes innovative strategies in reducing the cost of freight to and from the community.

Marcel Maillet is the new regional sales manager for the Atlantic Provinces with Manac Inc. Before joining Manac, he held a position in sales for a very well-known truck and trailer dealership in Moncton, NB. He will be responsible for overseeing Manac’s existing customer base and expanding coverage into the Atlantic. Maillet also has an extensive technical knowledge by way of  being an automotive technician, driving coach, fleet manager and semi-truck sales representative. He is based in Moncton, NB

BakeMark has appointed Matthew Kunz as senior vice-president of supply chain. Kunz brings over 27 years of experience, expertise and leadership in supply chain and operations, with companies such as Shell Oil, Sprint/Nextel, CSM Bakery Supplies North America and Hostess Brands. Most recently, he served as the senior vice-president of supply chain and logistics at Hostess Brands. Kunz graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Transportation & Logistics and from The Ohio State University with an MBA.

Material Handling Services, LLC has named its founder and current CEO, Brent Parent, has been named chairman of the board. Parent founded Total Fleet Solutions in 2001 and its parent company, Material Handling Services in 2005 and led the acquisition of Miner in 2012. Parent was recognized by Ernst & Young as the Entrepreneur of the Year for the Michigan/Ohio Region and a National Finalist, both in 2017. With Parent’s move to chairman, MHS has named Thomas  Cox as the company’s CEO. Cox has served on the board of directors since 2017. Before joining MHS, Cox served as CEO for FCX Performance, Inc. Previously, Cox was executive vice-president of sales at MSC Industrial Supply for 17 years and held numerous executive leadership positions, including 10 years at TNT Express both in Europe and the U.S. Cox is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York.

– October 22, 2018