Berkshire Grey has appointed Christine Washburn as chief marketing officer. She will report directly to Steve Johnson, the president and COO. Washburn joins Berkshire Grey from Rocket Software, a modernization software company, where she served as CMO. Previously, she ran marketing at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks, a 3D CAD systems company. Washburn started her career in politics, serving as the press secretary for the U.S. House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance in Washington, DC. She attended Indiana University and holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University.
MHS has named senior vice-president John Sorensen as the head of its North America parcel division. Sorensen succeeds MHS co-founder Greg Judge, as Judge steps down from his position as the company’s president in a planned leadership transition. Co-founder Scott McReynolds remains the company’s CEO.Sorensen has more than 17 years’ experience in the material handling industry, including senior leadership roles with Evergreen Industrial Services and Intelligrated (now Honeywell Intelligrated). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from DeVry University and an MBA from Webster University.
Barb Wilson joins the Port of Seattle as the chief of staff for its five-member elected body, the Port of Seattle Commission. Wilson brings 25 years of experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors in Seattle. Most recently, she was director of government affairs at Vulcan Inc., the investment and project management firm founded by the late Paul G. Allen. Previously he worked for 10 years as executive director of the Seattle Planning Commission. Wilson earned a master’s degree in public affairs and a bachelor’s in political science.
Dennis “Denny” Mooney
Plus.ai has appointed Dennis “Denny” Mooney to its advisory board. Mooney will work with the Plus.ai team to bring autonomous trucks to market. Mooney has over 40 years of experience in the automotive industry, and held executive roles across operations and product development. He is the former senior vice-president of global product development and before that vice-president of global engineering at Navistar International Corporation. Previously, he had a distinguished 31-year career at General Motors (GM) which included being the executive director for vehicle performance at GM Engineering, serving as chairman and managing director of GM Holden in Australia, and leading global vehicles systems and integration as vice-president before retiring from GM.