George Armoyan will step down as president and CEO of Clarke Inc and will remain as executive chairman of Clarke. Michael Rapps, a current director of Clarke, has been appointed president and CEO. These changes are effective July 2, 2014. Rapps has been a director of Clarke since May 2012 and has been involved in many of Clarke’s investments since that time, including as a director of Bonnett’s Energy Corp, Supremex Inc and Royal Host Inc. Previously, Rapps was managing director of Geosam Capital Inc, a private investment company, and prior to that practiced corporate law at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. Following Rapps’ appointment, Clarke’s management team will consist of Rapps, president and CEO, Andrew Snelgrove, CFO, Dustin Haw, vice-president of investments, and Kim Langille, vice-president of taxation. George Armoyan, Blair Cook, Brian Luborsky, Charles Pellerin and Michael Rapps were all elected to act as directors.
Third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able, Inc (KANE) has appoonted Jim McMurphy as its new senior vice-president of technology. He leads the strategy and execution of all technology responsibilities across 21 nationwide offices and distribution centers. He reports to KANE president and CEO Pete Westermann. McMurphy has almost thirty years of experience in the information technologies field. Before joining KANE, he served at Scintel, Innotrac, Capital One, and Mattel. McMurphy attended University of Missouri, and received a bachelor of science in marketing and a MBA in finance.
Intelligrated, has appointed Mario Rodriguez as general director, Mexico. Bringing 17 years of automation experience, Rodriguez provides leadership for Intelligrated’s Mexico City-based enterprise and is responsible for expanding the company’s regional operations. Rodriguez reports to Martin Clark, senior director, international operations. Before joining Intelligrated, Rodriguez held engineering and management roles for ABB, a global robotics and automation company. He holds a Master’s degree in administration and finance.
LeSaint Logistics, a provider of warehousing, inventory control, transportation management and technology solutions, has named Bill Lansaw as vice president of transportation. Lansaw will provide strategic direction involving the company’s transportation management operations, which includes multimodal (both contractual and brokerage), asset-based and technology solutions. Lansaw’s professional experience spans more than 30 years in transportation management, sales, marketing, and operations. Previously he was director of sales and marketing roles with The Osborne Logistics Group and Milan Express. He also has more than 25 years in sales roles with the former companies known as Roadway Express and Yellow Freight. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Indiana State University.