Navis has appointed Kim Kuesel as vice-president and general manager of the Americas. With over 20 years of supply chain experience, Kuesel previously held senior roles at Infor, GT Nexus, Clarkston Consulting, RH, and Williams Sonoma. Kuesel earned a B.A. from the University of California, Davis, in International Relations and Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning.
Peak-Ryzex, Inc. has hired two executives. Brad Tracy has joined as senior vice-president of sales, North America, and Jim Polcaro has joined the company as chief information officer. Both Tracy and Polcaro report to Juliann Larimer, Peak-Ryzex CEO. Most recently, Tracy served as the global retail segment manager for Hewlett-Packard. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon.
With over 20 years of CIO-level experience in the mid-market space, Polcaro most recently served as the CIO for a Maryland-based credit union. Before that he held CIO roles for organizations including a national wireless services provider. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Cornell University.
Aramex has appointed Thomas Kipp as its new chief operating officer (COO). Kipp brings over 25 years of experience across logistics, e-commerce and management consulting in Europe, Asia and North America. He joins Aramex after spending nearly 15 years with Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), where most recently, he served as executive vice-president for corporate incubations. Prevously he was executive vice-president, strategy and business development for post, e-commerce and parcel (PeP). Before that, Kipp held senior leadership roles in global organizations, including Monitor Deloitte and BMW Group.
MHI has elected two new members to the Roundtable Advisory Committee and the Board of Governors effective October 3, 2020. The new Board members, who will represent the members of the recently acquired Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), are Annette Danek-Akey, executive vice-president, supply chain at Penguin Random House and Jason Minghini, vice-president supply chain solutions at Kenco Logistics Service. Danek-Akey has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain management and industrial engineering. She leads a cross-functional end-to-end supply chain team, as well as the worldwide distribution and logistics council at PRH to create and leverage global supply chain capabilities. Minghini has over 15 years of experience in end-to-end global supply chain network design, facilities design, transportation optimization, continuous improvement, inventory planning, robotics/automation, systems development, business strategy development, and management consulting for a variety of customers in different industries.