Wendell Erb, president and CEO of Erb Transport, has been named chairman of the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and begins a two-year term at the helm. Erb, who succeeds One for Freight’s David Carruth in the role, has served for several years on the association’s board of directors. In 2011, he took over Erb Transport from his father Vernon Erb, who launched the business with a single dump truck in 1959. Since then the business that specializes in refrigerated freight has grown to employ about 1,500 people. One of Erb’s main goals will be to guide OTA in steps to ensure a competitive playing field for compliant carriers, with a focus on truck and highway safety, tax law, and environmental rules.
Montreal Port Authority
Martin Imbleau (CNW Group/Montreal Port Authority)
Martin Imbleau has been appointed president and CEO of The Montreal Port Authority (MPA). He will succeed Sylvie Vachon who is retiring on December 31, 2020, after a thirty-year career at the MPA, including eleven years as CEO. Imbleau will begin his new position on January 1, 2021. A lawyer by training, holder of a Master’s in International Law and author of works on human rights, Imbleau brings hands-on experience in the utilities sector serving communities. He has held various management and vice-presidential positions for close to twenty years at Energir, and since last April has been vice-president, corporate strategies and business development at Hydro-Québec.
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)
Glyn Hughes will take the newly created role of director general of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). He will manage the team, work with the board of directors, the members and the industry partners to establish and implement TIACA’s vision and strategic objectives and advance the overall cargo agenda. Hughes is set to start his tenure at TIACA in February 2021. He brings over 36 years of industry experience including leadership roles in air cargo, passenger, financial, training and industry affairs. Before joining TIACA, Hughes led a team of cargo experts at IATA, as its global head of cargo. Hughes will report to TIACA’s board of directors and will take over the leading role from Céline Hourcade, appointed last May by the Board to drive TIACA’s transformation and manage the association ad interim.