Who’s on the move this week: January 26, 2015

by MM&D Online Staff

John Kelly has joined Transplace as president of its Canadian division, and will report to president and chief commercial officer George Abernathy. Kelly brings over two decades of innovative experience and results-driven business acumen to Transplace. He has held progressive senior roles over his career, with his most recent role being president for Wheels Canada, a non-asset third party logistics (3PL) provider. In his role, Kelly will be responsible for profit and loss (P&L) across the Canadian business unit, as well as supply chain operations.

Donald Seale
Donald Seale

Donald Seale, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Norfolk Southern Corp plans to retire effective March 1, 2015. NS’s board of directors will name Seale’s successor at a later time. Seale joined NS in 1976 as a management trainee. He served in numerous sales and marketing capacities relating to the railroad’s service to its merchandise and coal customers before being named senior vice president marketing services in 2003, executive vice president sales and marketing in 2004, and executive vice president and chief marketing officer in 2006.

Joe Bonelli is now  senior director of corporate marketing for Marathon Data Systems. Before joining Marathon, Bonelli led North American marketing initiatives for EasyVista, a leading cloud-based IT service management solution vendor. Prior to EasyVista, Bonelli ran marketing teams at iCIMS, Inc, a leading provider of SaaS-based talent acquisition solutions as well as Numara Software, a leading global provider of integrated IT operations management solutions.

John Kirby joins Alaska Airlines as vice president of capacity planning, overseeing Alaska Air Group’s mainline and regional networks and its scheduling and schedule distribution team. Kirby has worked at six different airlines over his 31-year career, with experience working at carriers of all sizes, both international and domestic, low-cost and legacy. He joins Alaska from Southwest Airlines, where he served as senior director of international business management. Previously, he was Southwest’s senior director of domestic and international planning.

John Haggerty
John Haggerty

The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) has named John Haggerty of Burris Logistics to its board of directors, and as chairman of the TMSA Membership Committee. He will lead this critical committee’s strategic initiatives that are focused on membership growth and retention. Haggerty is vice president of business development for Burris Logistics, a provider of temperature-controlled supply chain solutions. Before assuming this role in 2011, he oversaw the start-up and initial operation of the company’s largest facility in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.