Sylvie Vachon has decided to retire in 2020 after 30 years of service, including 11 years as president and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA). “I believe the time is right for someone else to take the helm and chart the next course in the long history of the Port, whose future is more than promising,” Vachon said. “On behalf of the members of the MPA Board of Directors, I would like to salute the great leadership of Sylvie Vachon,” added Marie-Claude Boisvert, chair of the MPA board of directors. Until a successor is named, Vachon will continue to helm all Port activities and projects. The MPA Board of Directors has already begun the selection process.
Robert Isabella has been appointed to the new role of chief supply chain officer for British Columbia-based Silver Hills Bakery. A 16-year veteran of Weston Foods, Isabella was most recently vice-president of manufacturing, Canada, with responsibility for 11 manufacturing facilities across the country. At Silver Hills he will lead all operational aspects including production, procurement, warehouse, logistics, sanitation, and maintenance. He will report to Stan Smith, co-founder and president.
Susanna Schneeberger, the member of the Kion Group AG executive board responsible for Segment Supply Chain Solutions (Dematic), is leaving the company. Appointed as chief digital officer in mid-2018, she was also responsible for digital transformation. Due to differing views on corporate strategy, her employment at the KION Group will end on March 31, 2020 by mutual consent with the Supervisory Board. The tasks of the current Supply Chain Solution and Digital Business Transformation role will be integrated into the other Executive Board roles.
Rob Russell is joining OmniTRAX as senior vice-president of marketing and commercial strategy. Russell reports to chief strategy officer Pierre-Luc Mathieu. Russell joins OmniTRAX with nearly 20 years of diverse rail experience, most recently as president of Progressive Rail, a short line holding company with 13 properties across the United States. Before that he spent 16 years at Union Pacific Railroad. He earned a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
– February 3, 2020