On September 14, 2015 the CITT Toronto Area Council elected by acclamation its new executive council for 2016. Returning for another term on the Council are: Tom Pauls, CCLP, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Stoakley-Stewart Consultants Ltd as Chair;Denise Ponte, CCLP, Logistics Coordinator at Effective Logistical Solutions as Vice-Chair; and Michael Upwood, CCLP, Manager of National Accounts at Fastfrate as Treasurer. New to the TAC Executive Team are: Yannick Holton, Logistics Coordinator at Bellwyck Clinical Services as Events Coordinator; and Bill Carter, CCLP, CCFF, Export Supervisor at Yusen Global Logistics as Secretary. Returning in an appointed role are: Duane Chiasson, CCLP, Senior Sales at Effective Logistical Solutions as Executive Advisor; Michael Zhiltsoff, CCLP, Training and Implementation Specialist at TMW Systems Inc, and Katherine Boodhoo, FMA, CCS, CCLP, Customs Assistant at Home Hardware Stores Ltd, both as Member at Large (events); and Grace Di Marca, CCS, CCLP, CTCS, National Manager – Tariff Support Unit, Customs Consulting at Kuehne + Nagel Ltd, Member at Large.
Intelligrated appointed Dave Schmit senior vice president, corporate intellectual property. Schmit leads the transition of Intelligrated’s corporate intellectual property practice in-house, responsible for associated legal policies, strategies and processes to protect the company’s innovations and grow its legal footprint. Schmit brings more than 30 years of intellectual property law experience and a strong familiarity with Intelligrated to his new role. He has served as a close legal advisor to senior management since Intelligrated’s inception, guiding initial intellectual property legal strategy, successfully defending trade secrets and representing the company in other commercial and technical transactions. Before joining Intelligrated, Schmit served as a senior partner at the law firm of Frost Brown Todd, LLC.
Gilberto Lopez Meyer will take up his role as Senior Vice President for Safety and Flight Operations (SFO) with IATA on October 19, 2015. Lopez Meyer will be based in Montreal and succeeds Kevin Hiatt who left IATA in July. He joins IATA from the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority which he has twice led as its Director General (2003-2008 and from 2014 to the present). Nick Careen will take up his role as Senior Vice President for Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security (APCS) for IATA on October 1, 2015. He succeeds Tom Windmuller who retired from IATA in August after nearly a quarter century of serving the industry. The APCS role, which was created in a 2013 reorganization, is being shifted from the executive office in Geneva to IATA’s Montreal headquarters. Careen will oversee a team with a significant presence in both Montreal and Geneva. Before IATA, Careen built his career in Air Canada and its subsidiary Jazz where his last role was as Air Canada Vice President for Airport, Call Centers and Customer Relations, a position he held from 2013 to 2014.