Christoph Atz, UPS’s managing director of Spain and Portugal, has been appointed president of UPS Canada. Michael Tierney, who began his career at UPS in 1981 and who has served as president since 2007, has retired from the company. Both changes took effect January 1, 2016. Atz becomes the 8th president in the company’s 40-year history in Canada. He began his UPS career in 1992 as a management trainee in Germany and was promoted to finance and accounting supervisor that same year. Atz held several key finance positions, including finance manager at the UPS Europe Region office in Brussels, controller for the consolidated service centre in Dublin, and manager of finance and accounting for UPS Germany. Under Tierney’s leadership, UPS Canada has expanded operations and brand presence across Canada. Tierney worked with governing bodies to improve the efficiency and security for transportation of goods across the Canada-U.S. border.
Bo Maslanyk has been appointed vice-president, strategic programs and major accounts for Clark Material Handling Company. In his new role, Maslanyk will focus on sales growth with Clark’s strategic partners as well as national and major accounts. In addition, he will support Clark’s sales efforts in Central and South America. He has nearly 10 years of experience with Clark, most recently serving as vice-president, sales & marketing. Maslanyk continues to report to Chuck Mix, vice-president of operations. Mark Wallace, North America sales manager, will join Clark’s management staff and will report to Chuck Mix.
Rick Dahlke has been promoted to Senior Regional Sales Manager for Clark as well. He has over 25 years of forklift industry experience, with 17 of those years as a Clark regional sales manager. He has had notable success in the North Region. In his new role, Dahlke will continue to support dealers in his territories and will act as an ombudsman for the regional sales team, providing input from the field for strategic planning and other corporate initiatives. He will continue to report to Mark Wallace.
The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, has promoted Jennifer Carpenter to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2016. Carpenter was previously the association’s executive vice-president and has served the groups for more than 25 years.
—February 8, 2016