Aspen Technology, Inc, a provider of software and services to the process industries, has appointed R. Halsey Wise to the company’s board of directors. Wise brings nearly 30 years of leadership, technology and financial experience to AspenTech’s board of directors. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive of Lime Barrel Advisors, LLC, a private investment firm he founded in 2010. Until 2016, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MedAssets Inc. Wise was also Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intergraph (NASDAQ:INGR), a leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software with more than 4,500 employees in over 50 countries. During his seven year tenure, Intergraph’s market cap more than doubled and revenue grew 60 percent. Intergraph was acquired by Hexagon AB in 2010.
Denis Choumert, Chairman of the European Shippers’ Council (ESC), has been appointed to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Board of Directors. Choumert has held high-level operational roles in engineering and project management, as well as procurement, transport and logistics with both the Technip and Italcementi Groups in a career spanning over two decades. He was appointed ESC Chairman in 2012 and holds director level appointments on several other Transport Associations. Choumert joins the Board just three months after TIACA formed a Shippers’ Advisory Council, giving shippers from a cross-section of industries a forum to raise concerns and discuss challenges with all sectors of the air cargo community. He is a graduate in Engineering of the Polytechnique School in Paris and also has an MBA from INSEAD Business School.
The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) recently named Don Friddell of Kenco as chairman of the TMSA Education Committee. In this role, Friddell will lead the committee’s strategic efforts in planning and coordinating educational programs that are relevant to sales, business development, marketing and communications professionals in all modes of North American transportation and logistics. In this role, Friddell will leverage his 16-year marketing career to bring leadership and innovation in ensuring TMSA delivers quality educational opportunities to all levels of professionals in marketing and sales. Currently, Friddell is director of marketing for Kenco, and oversees the company’s marketing, advertising and external communications initiatives.