The federal transport ministry has appointed the following individuals. To the Laurentian Pilotage Authority: Christiane Chabot (member; term of three years); Sophie-Emmanuelle Chebin (member; term of four years); George Pollack (member; term of three years); Julius Spivack (reappointed as vice-chairperson; term of four years); Francesco Di Tomaso (reappointed as member; term of two years); Michel Tosini (reappointed as member; term of three years). To the Port Alberni Port Authority: Shelley Chrest (director; term of three years). To the Thunder Bay Port Authority: Bonny Skene (reappointed as director; term of three years).
Material Handling Services, LLC’s founder and 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. 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., which culminated in the sale of the FCX to Applied Industrial Technologies in February of 2018. Previously, Cox was executive vice-president of sales at MSC Industrial Supply for 17 years and has held numerous executive leadership positions, including 10 years at TNT Express both in Europe and the U.S.
ShipWorks has hired Dominic Lozano as the company’s new general manager. Previously, Lozano was senior vice-president of network and infrastructure at St. Louis-based Contegix, a leading cloud application services provider. Before Contegix, Lozano was director of operations at Nimbus EMR, a St. Louis start-up that develops innovative long-term-care EMR software.
MercuryGate International, Inc. has hired Jeffrey Varon as its chief strategy officer. Varon has more than 20 years of experience in the supply chain and SaaS software industries. Before joining MercuryGate, Varon was the chief strategy officer at IQNavigator. Earlier, Varon served as senior vice-president and general manager of global business development at RedPrairie Corporation.