On January 1, 2021, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) installed its 2021 Board of Directors and Officers, welcoming one new member, Barbara Melvin of the South Carolina Ports Authority. Noel Hacegaba, deputy executive director of the Port of Long Beach, was elected chairman of the board. Hacegaba joined the Port in 2010 and in his current role is responsible for managing its day-to-day administrative and operating functions. The other officers elected are: vice-chairman Shelli Austin, president of InTek Freight & Logistics Inc.; and treasurer Tom Williams, group vice-president, consumer products at BNSF Railway. In addition to Austin, two directors were re-elected to the Board: Kevin Lhotak of Reliable Transportation Specialists, Inc.; and Douglas Hoehn of Milestone Equipment Holdings. The term of service for each of these board seats is three years, beginning January 1, 2021. Continuing members of the Board of Directors are Trevor Ash, CIE Manufacturing, Inc.; Derrick H. Broome, C.A.T. Global Corp.; Michael Burton, C&K Trucking, LLC; Robert A. Cannizzaro, Virginia International Terminals, Inc.; Jason M. Hess, Union Pacific Railroad Company; Maryclare Kenney, CSX Transportation; and Joseph R. Tovo III, DNJ Intermodal Services.
Thomas Miller Americas
Thomas Miller Americas, a provider of maritime insurance services, has appointed Noreen Arralde as senior claims director in its New Jersey office. Arralde rejoins Thomas Miller Americas from P&I provider Skuld, where she spent two years, serving as a vice-president, covering the New York metropolitan area. She previously worked at Thomas Miller Americas from 2012-2018, following 13 years with a US litigation firm and six years as claims manager for a global container shipping company. A former litigator, she has nearly three decades experience in the legal sector, and has extensive knowledge of the maritime claims space. Arralde is known for her expertise in the defence of U.S. bodily injury claims, particularly in the cruise sector. Her expertise will further strengthen the existing U.S. bodily injury team.
Avery Dennison has appointed Mark Miller as vice-president, marketing, for the company’s Label and Packaging Materials, North America, division based in Mentor, Ohio. Miller brings more than 20 years of global senior leadership and marketing experience. His most recent role was general manager and vice-president, global professional markets, for SC Johnson. He also served as vice-president of marketing for Ecolab, where he drove sales and marketing strategies. His other positions have included marketing roles at Graco, 3M, and Hewlett-Packard. Miller has an MBA from University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business.