Tim Dool has been named Chair of the Board of Directors, of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC), effective September 1st. Dool was appointed to the Board in November of 2012, and represents domestic carriers. As the former president and CEO of Algoma Central Corporation, he brings an extensive range of marine industry experience to the boardroom table. Dool succeeds Jonathan Bamberger, who has completed a two year term as chair of the board. Bamberger, president of Redpath Sugar, will continue to serve as a member of the Board.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) appointed Rodolfo “Rudy” Quevedo as director of safety. On September 2, 2014 Quevedo will join IATA’s Safety and Flight Operations team and will be based in Montreal. He will be responsible for Cabin Safety, Safety Management Systems (SMS), and Global Aviation Data Management (GADM). Quevedo comes to IATA from the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) where he served as director, global programs, managing FSF’s technical and global initiatives in collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Prior to joining FSF in 2011, he was director of safety for North American Airlines, a position he held for four years. He began his aviation career at Eastern Airlines in 1980.
Michael Ritchey, CPA, has joined Satellite Logistics Group (SLG), a supply-chain solution provider for the beverage industry, as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Ritchey has a strong background in financial services for the food and beverage industry. Over the past 18 years, he has held a variety of positions at Reyes Holdings, LLC, one of the largest global providers of food and beverage distribution services. Most recently, he served as vice president of finance there. An alumnus of Pennsylvania State University, Ritchey brings with him extensive experience, knowledge and contacts in the beer industry. He was a key team player in several of Reyes Holdings’ beer distributorship acquisitions. The company’s group of distributors is the largest in the Miller/Coors network.
Saddle Creek Logistics Services has hired Jeff Braswell to lead its e-commerce technology practice and direct IT strategies in support of its fast-growing fulfillment business. In this newly created position, Braswell will help to guide Saddle Creek’s growth in e-fulfillment and manage strategic expansion of the company’s technology solutions, including order management, WMS, and front-end integration. With more than 20 years experience in technology management, Braswell has a strong background in ecommerce development and fulfillment integration. He has worked in both corporate environments and in a consulting role with multiple 3PLs. Most recently, he served as director of ecommerce and online marketing for K&N Engineering.