CITT president & CEO Catherine Viglas will retire from her post in one year, at the end of October 2017. Viglas has served as president of the CITT for over 17 years, and will continue with her usual functions and duties as well as support the seamless transition to the new president. “The board would like to take this opportunity to publicly express our deepest thanks and appreciation for Catherine’s tireless energy and commitment to CITT,” said Ginnie Venslovaitis, CITT-Certified Logistics Professional and current Chair of the CITT Board of Directors. “I am not sure we would be where we are today as an organization without her in the role.” A succession planning committee has been formed to recruit a successor.
The Toronto Area Council (TAC) of the CITT elected a new executive Council. The Council for 2017 will be Chair: Duane Chiasson CCLP, Business Development, Effective Logistical Solutions-Independent Contractor of Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc; Vice-Chair: Michael Upwood CCLP Director of Sales, Dedicated Accounts for Tandet Dedicated; Treasurer: Grace Di Marca CCLP, CCS, CTCS, National Manager, Customs Consulting, Kuehne + Nagel Ltd; Secretary: Bill Carter CCLP, CCFF, Yusen Logistics (Canada) Inc., Export Supervisor; Events Co-ordinator: Demi Todorov, CCLP, CTCS, CCS (CA/US)|Manager Client Services and Solutions, Thompson Ahern International; Member at large; Tom Pauls, CCLP, Managing Director of SCL Search, Supply Chain and Logistics Recruitment; Member at large; Denise Ponte, CCLP- Business Development Professional, Effective Logistical Solutions-Independent Contractor of Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.
Guido De Ciccio, senior vice-president, Operations Western Region, is retiring from CP after four decades of dedicated service. De Ciccio joined CP in May, 1976, first working as a labourer in the Montreal operations. Prior to becoming SVP Operations Western Region, De Ciccio served as General Manager East, Assistant Vice-President East, and Vice-President CP. Taking on De Ciccio’s day-to-day responsibilities is Mark Redd. Redd joined CP in October 2013 and has worked as General Manager Operations U.S. West, General Manager Operations Central Division, and was appointed to Vice-President Operations West Region in April of this year. Prior to joining CP, Redd had more than 20 years at Kansas City Southern Railway.