Earl Wohlrab, robotic and palletizing systems product manager, at Intelligrated has been elected to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) board of directors. Wohlrab began his two-year term following the board’s January meeting. In addition to serving on the board of directors, Wohlrab will continue his involvement with the RIA certified integrator steering committee for manufacturing and distribution. Wohlrab is based in Intelligrated’s St. Louis office and leads product development that expands the application of robotic technology. He holds a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of South Florida and has 20 years of experience in the material handling industry with nearly 15 years of experience in robotics.
The Federal Bridge Corporation has several new board members: Connie Graham from London, Ontario and Micheline Dubé from Ottawa, Ontario have been appointed as the chairperson and the chief executive officer respectively, for five-year and four-year terms. Five other directors have also been appointed: Gary Atkinson from Wyoming, Ontario (four-year term), Pascale Daigneault from Sarnia, Ontario (three-year term), Diana Dodge from Brockville, Ontario (three-year term), Rick Talvitie from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (four-year term), and Deborah Tropea from Cornwall, Ontario (three-year term).
Susan Harmon is the new director of purchasing, reporting to Chuck Mix, VP Operations at Clark Material Handling. She joined Clark as Purchasing Manager in September 2012. In her new role, Susan will oversee the following functions at Clark: purchasing, materials planning for aftermarket parts, parts price analysis, and totalift. Harmon has over twenty-seven years of purchasing and materials management experience. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned a degree in finance. She is a Certified Purchasing Manager; she is certified in Lean Manufacturing, and holds APICS certification.
CR England has appointed Mitch England as vice-president of driver relations and the promoted Lisa Callister to vice-president of human resources. England, who previously served as the company’s vice-president of human resources, will take on duties in a newly created position. Callister was promoted from her position as director of human resources. England has been with the company since 2007 holding such positions as director of maintenance support and director of fuel. In his new position, England will oversee the Payroll, Independent Contractor, Driver Advocates and Reception groups. Callister joined CR England in October 2013 as director of human resources. In her new role, she will oversee a full spectrum of human resources leadership initiatives for the employee base nationwide. This includes administrative oversight and leadership for all human resource functions including, employee relations, talent acquisition, employment, HRIS, compensation, benefits, employee health, organizational effectiveness, workforce planning, and leadership development.