Jonathan Dawley takes over as president and CEO of Kion North America on May 18, 2020. He succeeds Vincent Halma, who has left the company. Dawley comes from Putzmeister Holding GmbH, a subsidiary of Sany Heavy Industry Corporation, where he was head of the Americas region for over two years. Between 2014 and 2018, he was responsible for the global aftermarket business at JLG Industries Corporation. He also held senior management roles at Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Corporation from 2005 to 2014. Dawley studied business administration at Baker College in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Jessica Moran has been appointed senior vice-president and general manager, third-party logistics (3PL) for Berkshire Grey. She reports to BG president and COO Steve Johnson. Before joining BG, Moran held leadership positions for global organizations including Microsoft, Computer Associates, and Enterasys Networks. Most recently, for Bottomline Technologies, she managed a SaaS-based B2B payment network serving over 420,000 businesses and handling over $200 billion in annual transaction volume. She is a graduate of the University of Maine.
Joseph “Joe” Dzierzawski has been named president and CEO of Beumer Corporation. Dzierzawski will be fully responsible for the business of Beumer Group in the North American market. A graduate of the University of Michigan, with a degree in metallurgical engineering, Dzierzawski has attended executive management programs at the University of Michigan School of Business and INSEAD in France. He joins Beumer from Hatch Metals & Minerals group where he served as global director, technology and business development. He was previously at SMS, where he was most recently president and CEO for SMS USA and CTO for SMS Group, Inc.
Jenell Ross, president of the Bob Ross Auto Group in Centerville, Ohio, has been elected as an independent director to Hub Group’s board of directors. Ross’s company is the first African American-owned Mercedes-Benz dealership in the world. Under her leadership, the Bob Ross franchises have continued to rank as leaders in Buick, GMC and Mercedes-Benz sales and customer service. Ross is a member of the University of Dayton Board of Trustees and the Chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Board of Cleveland (Cincinnati branch). Previously, Ross served on the Ohio Motor Vehicle Dealers Board and as Chair (2013) of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta.