Stephan Lauzon joins 99 Cents Only Stores as their senior vice-president of supply chain network and infrastructure. In his new role, Lauzon will be responsible for conceptualizing, optimizing and leading a strong, resilient, world-class supply chain organization as well as achieving and maintaining an integrated platform and infrastructure. His initial projects will include the design and implementation of the new best-in-class warehouse/distribution centre in Los Angeles, as well as the optimization of existing facilities in California. Previously Lauzon was a partner with global consulting firm KPMG and the president and founder of Groupe 4L2, a supply chain management consulting firm he sold to KPMG in 2011.
Magline, Inc has promoted Bill Joseph to vice-president of sales. He brings over 25 years of experience as an executive in sales, including directing and growing sales territories and opportunities. He has served Magline since 2007, where he leads the company’s sales expansion and channel development. The company also promoted Andrea Horner to vice-president of marketing. Horner joined Magline in 1992. Her responsibilities have supported all facets of marketing both domestically and internationally including strategic planning, market research, product launches, public relations, media planning, customer engagement, channel growth and margin analytics.
Hank Sienzant has retired as vice-president of customer service and technical support with Enhanced Retail Solutions (ERS), a provider of consulting and software solutions on retail sales and trends and inventory productivity. Sienzant has almost 30 years of experience working with most EDI transactions from a manufacturer’s perspective and has dealt with all the major retailers in that role. A former EDI manager in the video entertainment industry, he brought to ERS his result-oriented approach to customer service. He has been with ERS for 7 years. Taking over in the EDI Processing Role is Alvin Das. As a developer, Das will look to add even more efficiencies to further scale our processing with our growing business. Sienzant’s customer service roles have been reallocated amongst the entire ERS Support Team.
Tim Cortes has joined Plug Power as vice-president of hydrogen. Cortes will oversee the company’s GenFuel business. He comes to Plug Power from Smiths Power where he served as chief technology officer and vice-president of engineering, responsible for research and development, as well as solutions for global applications. Cortes takes over this business from Erik Hansen, Plug Power’s former vice president of Hydrogen, who resigned. Additionally, Jose Luis Crespo has been promoted to vice-president of global sales, a new position for the company. Crespo will assume all responsibilities for the global sales strategy, sales growth and market entry for Plug Power’s GenDrive and ReliOn brands. He joined Plug Power in January of 2014 to lead international sales and business development activity. In his new position, Crespo will add management of the US sales team to his responsibilities.