Nick Klein Schiphorst has joined Dematic Canada as district sales manager. In this role, he is responsible for sales of the entire Dematic product line, in the provinces of Quebec and Atlantic Canada, as well as a special focus on Integrated Systems across Canada. Klein Schiphorst comes to Dematic with 20 years of experience in logistics and materials handling with a focus on convey and sort applications, automatic storage and retrieval of pallets, cases and pieces, as well as goods-to-person systems. He reports to Vera Friedrich, CEO and VP of sales for Dematic Canada.
Direct responsibility for Wheels Canada is transitioning to Peter Jamieson, COO of Wheels. Since joining the Company in 1997, Peter has held various senior management and executive positions, applying his wealth of experience in sales, marketing, business development, shared services and quality management to all areas of the Wheels organization. John Kelly, president of Wheels Canada, is leaving the Company.
Roy Slagle, president and CEO of ABF Freight System, Inc, retired after 37 years of service with the company. Slagle is being succeeded as ABF Freight president by Tim Thorne, who most recently served as VP – linehaul operations, effective immediately. Thorne joined ABF Freight in Orlando, Florida, in 1990 after serving as a captain in the US Army. He managed several branches including Florence and Decatur, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee; and Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Until 2013 he was regional vice-president of operations based in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) has named Beth Malik to its board of directors. Malik is director of marketing for SMC3, a provider of data, technology and education to the freight transportation community. She has more than 20 years in customer marketing, product management, and transportation and supply chain management. Malik previously worked for Zep Inc. and Kimberly-Clark, and holds an executive MBA from Emory University – Goizueta Business School, and a bachelor of science degree in Business, Logistics from Penn State University.
John DeBenedette, managing director of WIN, has joined the TIACA Board.
DeBenedette, who has 25 years of experience in the forwarding sector, will work with the TIACA team to push for wider adoption of e-freight and to support the Association’s membership drive. He has held general management, sales, marketing, and technology leadership positions, including seven years with DB Schenker and 11 years building the INTTRA platform. His current project, WIN, is a freight industry platform specifically developed for independent forwarders to collaborate electronically with each other, and with air, sea, and freight carriers.