Port Saint John
Port Saint John has appointed Craig Bell Estabrooks as president and CEO. He takes over from Chris Hall who was interim president and CEO since the beginning of July. Over the past decade, Bell Estabrooks has worked in progressively responsible leadership positions at Port Saint John, including government relations and strategic planning and was instrumental in the Port’s rebranding. He was recently promoted from director to vice-president of corporate services. Bell Estabrooks holds both a bachelor of arts (UNB) and master of arts (Dalhousie) in political science. He recently completed the Harvard Business School Comprehensive Program for Leadership Development (PLDA). Born and raised in Saint John, Bell Estabrooks is a strong community advocate. He has been awarded both the Community Builder Award by FUSION Saint John (2013) and the YMCA Red Triangle Leader to Watch (2016).
Tompkins Solutions has named Roy Smith vice-president of sales of its material handling integration division. Smith has over 35 years of sales management and logistics engineering experience, designing and supplying more than $100 million of material handling solutions for companies in food production and manufacturing. His expertise includes automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), automated guided vehicles (AGVs), conveyors, robotics and other warehouse automation solutions. Before joining Tompkins, Smith was the southwest regional sales manager for Interroll. Smith holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.
Motion Industries, Inc. has promoted John Watwood to vice-president of operations integration. Watwood had been vice-president/group executive for the Southeast region since 2019. In his new role, he will be responsible for distribution and fulfillment, branch operations support and enterprise excellence. Watwood has over 20 years of experience in sales and operations roles in both manufacturing and distribution – including at Motion Industries, which he joined in 2008. Watwood earned an MBA at the University of North Alabama.
– November 22, 2021