Neovia Logistics has named Craig Holmes chief financial officer and Michael Foss is moving into the chief human resources officer role. Neovia previously announced the addition of CIO Thomas Musgrave and COO Michael Kluger. With an extensive financial background, Holmes joins Neovia from Global Power Equipment Group where he was CFO and also served as interim president and co-CEO. Previously, he held CFO and senior leadership positions at industrial services company Goodman Networks, advertising services provider Digital Generation, and mobile software development company Quickoffice. Foss has been with Neovia since 2016, moving into the CHRO role from his position as vice-president of organizational effectiveness, talent management and HR information systems.
Encina Development Group, LLC, a company that processes plastic waste to create renewable chemicals and renewable fuels, has hired Mylinda Jacobsen as the global director of purchasing. Jacobsen is an international purchasing and business development expert, and relationship driver with thought leadership in the plastics recycling industry. Previously with Envision Plastics, she led the global purchasing team in raw material sourcing efforts. Before Envision, she served as the solid waste programs coordinator for the Town of Kernersville Public Works. Jacobsen earned a B.A. degree from the College of Charleston and has certifications in recycling and landfill operations. She had previously served on the board of several waste and recycling industry associations.
C.L. Werner has stepped down as executive chairman of Werner Enterprises, effective May 31, 2020. Werner will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors through the end of his current term, in May 2021, and at that time it is expected that he will become chairman emeritus. The board of directors appointed Derek Leathers, the current CEO and president of the company, as a member and vice-chairman of the board of directors. Werner has recommended to the board of directors that Leathers be named chairman of the board of directors, in addition to CEO and president, when Werner’s term ends. As Werner’s very first driver, CL started Werner Enterprises with one truck in 1956. When he sold that truck, he bought two, and he continued that process early in his career to create one of the top truckload carriers in the country. Werner became the very first trucking company to implement paperless driver logs in the mid-1990’s, decades before the industry required them for all trucking companies.