Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has appointed Mark Wuennenberg to the newly created position of vice-president – regulatory affairs as the company grows its management team in anticipation of obtaining Canadian regulatory approval for drone delivery. Before joining DDC, Wuennenberg worked at Transport Canada as a Civil Aviation Inspector responsible for general flight standards and the regulation of commercial drones in Canada since 2012.He is an expert in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) with vast domestic and international experience and knowledge in the regulatory, operational, airspace access and training aspects of UAS. As a 33 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force he accumulated over 4300 hours in numerous aircraft and held staff/instructor positions in National Defence Headquarters NORAD, United States Space Command, the Canadian Forces Instrument Check Pilot School, and the US Air Force’s Flight Standards Agency.
MercuryGate International, Inc., a provider of Transportation Management System (TMS) Solutions, appointed Mike Lipps president and chief operating officer. Lipps comes from LexisNexis where he was CEO and managing director for the legal software division. Prior to LexisNexis, he was with Intuit Inc. for over 14 years in a variety of leadership roles. Engineering, product, finance, marketing, sales, and professional services will report to him.
John Martin (PRNewsfoto/Renault-Nissan Alliance)
The Renault-Nissan Alliance appointed John Martin executive vice president, alliance manufacturing engineering and supply chain management, effective October 1st. He will report to Thierry Bolloré, Renault chief competitive officer and Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Nissan chief competitive officer. Martin joined Nissan Manufacturing U.K. Ltd. in 1991 as a senior controller, Production Control.The Alliance converged manufacturing function covers global industrial strategy (including sourcing), production process engineering, production control and supply chain management. Martin, currently senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Nissan North America, Inc. replaces Jérôme Olive,who has asked to be relieved from operational duties for personal reasons and will be leading a mission to establish an Alliance Institute aiming at developing skills and mindsets necessary for the sustainable performance of the Alliance. Olive’s next assignment will be announced at a later time. For this mission, Olive will report his conclusions to Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.