At its June 18 annual general meeting, members of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council elected four new directors, creating a 23-member board. New directors are Dan Beer, president, Canadian Material Handling & Distribution Society; Steven Bryce, vice-president, supply chain, Reimer and Associates; Linda Craig, senior manager, end 2 end processing; and Paul Pires, National Safety Training Expert, CSA B335-15 Chair (Clause 6&7), CSA Group. Sabah Sohail, Director, Supply Chain, Oil & Gas and Power Divisions, Sherritt International also recently joined the board as the new representative of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA). Long-time director Lesley Smith left the board, along with former CIFFA representative Chris Gonsowski.
Denise Ghanam, and Thomas Porter both from Windsor, Ontario, have been appointed to the board of directors of the Windsor Port Authority for terms of two years. Ghanam has been the president of Ghanam Consulting Inc since March 2007. Over the past 14 years, she has lectured at Nipissing University, Wayne State School of Business, and University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business. Prior to that, she occupied several management positions at a General Motors Trim plant over eight years. Ghanam holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Windsor, was granted the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation in 2006, Porter has been a lawyer at Mousseau DeLuca McPherson Prince LLP since 1980, where he became a partner in 1982. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Windsor and was admitted to the Bar in 1980. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Essex Law Association.
Westfalia Technologies, Inc hired Jose Ferreyra as quality assurance manager. With more than 15 years of experience, Ferreyra is tasked with troubleshooting system issues, assisting in the development of systems designs, specifications and costing; and managing projects and job sites as needed. Ferreyra is no stranger to Westfalia and its systems – he previously spent almost 10 years with the company, serving as a project manager, VP of operations and business development manager. In between his time with Westfalia, Ferreyra worked as senior project manager for a global industrial equipment manufacturer, and as a regional commercial director for a logistics and materials handling solutions provider.