Pilot Freight Services has promoted Lygdel DeLeon to country manager for its Canadian operations. In his new role, DeLeon will be responsible for providing support and establishing systems to enhance sales and operations in Pilot’s three stations in Canada; Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. DeLeon joined Pilot in 2014 to spearhead the launch of the Vancouver station. His deep understanding of the complexities of sales and operations combined with a proven track record of working with clients will continue to be an enormous asset to the management in Canada.
Horizon Global Corporation has appointed Terrence G. Gohl as CEO. Gohl has also been appointed to Horizon Global’s Board. These appointments follow Carl Bizon’s resignation from his executive positions and as a director. Before joining Horizon Global, Gohl served as COO at International Automotive Components (IAC), a global supplier of automotive components and systems. Previously he was president and CEO of Key Plastics, LLC. He has also held executive positions with multiple Tier 1 automotive suppliers, including Visteon Corporation, Tower Automotive and Lear Corporation.
Bruce Fenimore, CEO of Columbia Group, will receive the 2019 Connie Award presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) on December 9. Fenimore is the visionary behind the growth and expansion of Columbia Group, which has earned a reputation as a leader in inland transport and equipment, primarily as it relates to expanding its US-flag barge fleet. Fenimore has more than 40 years of experience in the ocean freight and logistics industry. He has spent most of his career holding multiple leadership positions at the Columbia Group. In 2018, Fenimore became the sole owner of the Columbia Group, LLC and its operating companies. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Marine Maintenance Contractors’ Association.
Sara Mayes, president and CEO of Gemini Shippers Group and an industry veteran with 50+ years in the business, will be presented with the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) Lifetime Achievement Award. Before becoming president and CEO of Gemini Shippers Group, Mayes served as president, a volunteer position, for the newly formed Fashion Accessories Shippers Association (FASA) for more than a decade. Mayes played a pivotal role in the formation and evolution of the shipper’s association model which was first approved after the passing of the 1984 Shipping Act. FASA began doing business as Gemini Shippers Group, and in the early 2000s, Mayes shifted from volunteer to senior management and took on the role of leading the organization into the future. Mayes serves on the Board of Directors of the International Trade and Marketing Department of the Fashion Institute of Technology.