Morneau Global, the logistics and international division of Groupe Morneau, has appointed Louie Palermo as logistics and business development manager. He will be based in Montréal and his main mandate will be the development of the North American market in transportation logistics. He brings more than 14 years of experience, most recently as director of business development with MJS AmeriTrans Logistics Inc. Before that he was manager, national accounts with FLS Transportation Services and also worked for HG Transport.
Optimas Solutions, a global industrial distributor and service provider for fastening and supply chain solutions, has appointed Marc Strandquist as president of the Americas, Mike Tuffy as president of international and Kate Daly as senior vice-president of global human resources. Strandquist brings over 30 years of experience in the fastener distribution and manufacturing business wit previous experience overseeing companies in Europe, South America and North America for Wurth and GenFast. He is also a past president of the National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA). With over 30 years of experience in the fastener industry, Tuffy previously served as executive-vice president, EMEA for Optimas. Daly gathered a deep understanding of world-class human resources execution as well as critical thinking and business acumen from 25 years of experience in previous roles at DSC Logistics, D&W Fine Pack and PSAV Presentation Services.
STG Logistics has appointed Paul Svindland as CEO. Greg Muldoon, STG chairman and interim CEO, will continue to serve as chairman. Svindland most recently served as CEO of Celadon Group. Before that, he was CEO of Farren International, and prior to Farren, Svindland served as the COO of Pacer International. He also co-founded and co-led the transportation and logistics consulting practice at AlixPartners, and spent his early career with Maersk. He serves on the boards of two private equity-backed companies, BDP International and Stella Environmental.