Who’s on the move this week: December 29, 2014

by MM&D Online Staff

Chuck Pascarelli, president of sales and marketing, Americas, has been promoted to president, Americas, effective January 1, 2015 for NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG). Pascarelli will oversee all sales, marketing, manufacturing, finance and pricing functions for the Hyster and Yale product lines, as well as their extensive distribution networks across the Americas. In addition, his responsibilities will encompass all NMHG products and lift truck services, financial services, fleet management, national accounts and dealer relations for the Americas. Pascarelli joined NMHG in 2013, and has rapidly built a strong management team in the sales and marketing area.

Moira Jenkins and Donna Hais have been appointed to the board of directors of the Nanaimo Port Authority for three years. Chris Badger was appointed for a two-year term. Jenkins has more than 40 years of experience with the RBC Financial Group. She has been the Vice-President Commercial Banking of the Vancouver Island North region since 2005, and prior to that, occupied various managerial positions. Hais is General Manager and Partner of two businesses: R. W. (Bob) Wall Ltd, and Canadian Cache Development Corporation. She holds a business administration diploma from Malaspina College and is significantly involved in the Nanaimo community. Badger, now retired, spent his career in the marine industry. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Port Metro Vancouver from 2008 to 2011 and Vice-President Customer Development and Operations of the Vancouver Port Authority for seven years prior to that. He is a master mariner and a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Dave Hoppes, senior vice-president, ocean services, will be retiring from Matson, Inc on March 31, 2015 and John Lauer, currently vice-president, Transpacific services at the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Matson Navigation Company, Inc, will succeed him. The company also announced that Chris Scott, currently director, Asia at Matson Navigation Company, will succeed Lauer as vice-president, Transpacific services at Matson Navigation Company. Hoppes’s career with Matson has spanned over 25 years and has included positions in both sales and operations, giving him a comprehensive understanding of the entire Matson network of services. He had an instrumental role in the start up in 2006 of Matson’s China – Long Beach Express; the entry into an international trade lane was the first time in over 35 years that Matson had expanded beyond its domestic services. Lauer has 30 years of experience in the maritime industry and has spent the last seven years at Matson overseeing the Company’s highly successful China service. Lauer worked for APL for 19 year in a succession of positions with increasing responsibility in Chicago, Houston, Denver, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and New Jersey. Scott joined Matson in 1995 as a customer service representative in Phoenix. In the past nearly two decades, he has had a series of promotions throughout the Matson organization. He was promoted to supervisor, customer service, in 1998 and was made supervisor, key accounts, in 2000.