Who’s on the move this week: March 31, 2014

by MM&D Online Staff

Craig Crawford is going to be the Canadian territory manager for HighJump’s supply chain execution group in Canada. Crawford lives in Toronto and will lead the growth of the HighJump Supply Chain line in Canada. Crawford has spent nearly two decades in software sales with a strong focus on supply chain for the majority of his career. He joined HighJump Software because of its momentum in Canada and its growing customer base.

Kevin Doherty is resigning from his position as president and CEO of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT), a cargo container facility at the Port of Montreal. Doherty will take a seat on MGT’s board and will be replaced by COO and CFO Michael Fratianni. Guy Desrosiers, currently Treasurer, will become CFO. Several other MGT veterans will assume senior management positions. Meguerditch “Migo” Kanondjian will become vice-president of operations, Daniel Boyer will become vice-president of maintenance and engineering, and Frederic Provost will become vice-president of risk management.

Eileen Murche_Headshot.JPGFormer Port of Portland veteran Eileen Murche was named vice-president for business development at Red Arrow Logistics, the logistics and transportation company that serves fast-growing, complex and high value supply chains. Murche began her Portland, Oregon-based role on March 10, 2014. Murche spent the past 16 years at the Port of Portland, where she held senior management positions in carrier and cargo development, import and trade development, and most recently in real estate marketing and business and economic development. Prior to joining the Port of Portland in 1997, Murche served in sales and marketing roles with Matson Navigation and American President Lines.

Paul Benoit has joined the board of directors of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) for a term of three years. Benoit was the president and the chief executive officer of the Ottawa International Airport Authority from its creation in 1996 to 2013, the year of his retirement. Prior to that, he held the positions of vice president of marketing and operations at Dorval and Mirabel airports. Benoit created and chaired the airport authority charitable organisation: Project Clear Skies, which has given more than $1 million to support local projects since 2004. He is also a past chair of the Canadian Airports Council.

Gerald Perritt, an accomplished supply-chain professional, has been chosen as the president and CEO of Kenco, a provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment. Perritt comes to Kenco from UTi Worldwide, where he was most recently senior vice-president of contract logistics for the Americas. At Kenco, Perritt will report directly to the Kenco Board of Directors through Jane Kennedy Greene, chair of the Kenco Board, who has been serving as CEO. Greene will continue in her role as board chair.

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