Jeff Williams has been named chief operating officer at Apple. Williams joined Apple in 1998 as head of worldwide procurement and in 2004 he was named vice-president of operations. Since 2010 he has overseen Apple’s entire supply chain, service and support, and the social responsibility initiatives which protect more than one million workers worldwide. Willams played a key role in Apple’s entry into the mobile phone market with the launch of iPhone, and he continues to supervise development of Apple’s first wearable product, Apple Watch.
Kerry Logistics Network Limited, a logistics service provider in Asia, has appointed Dave Gaughan managing director in the UK, based at its UK headquarters in Manchester. Ian Dodsworth has been named executive director, also based in Manchester, and Brian Dempsey is now commercial director, based at the London office. Gaughan, Dodsworth, and Dempsey all began working together prior to 2002 and over the last 13 years have helped build Kerry Logistics UK. Dempsey is rejoining Kerry Logistics after a three-year break to pursue other interests.
Werner Enterprises president and COO Derek Leathers has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Leathers has worked in the transportation and logistics industry for more than 20 years. Throughout his tenure at Werner, he has held integral roles in many facets of the organization, including the establishment of Werner’s Mexico operations, oversight for all of the asset operating groups and leading the launch of Werner Global Logistics. Leathers holds a degree in economics from Princeton University. Werner Enterprises is among the five largest truckload carriers in the US. ATRI is the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.
— January 4, 2016