Wolseley Canada has appointed Mark Gallantas vice-president, supply chain. Gallant spent the last 12 years at The Home Depot, and before that was at Accenture for 11 years as senior manager and practice leader for supply chain strategy. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Windsor. He is an instructor for the Master’s certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management at the Schulich School of Business.
Vito Cerone has been appointed senior vice-president, international for Cargojet Inc. Cerone was most recently vice-president, cargo sales and commercial strategy at Air Canada. During his 30-year career in the aviation industry, Cerone has held several senior leadership roles within the cargo business. Before moving to cargo, Cerone spent 12 years in the passenger segment of Air Canada. He will be based at Cargojet’s headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario as well Carojet’s Montreal offices. Cerone earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University.
Jim Kessler, Ritchie Bros. chief operating officer, has taken on the additional role of president. Kessler has more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership positions, including those of president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer. He was COO of Abra Auto Body and Glass, where he oversaw operations, procurement and growth initiatives. He holds an undergraduate degree and MBA from Saint Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania.
Oliver Schopp has been appointed director of sales, logistic systems at Beumer Group. The mechanical and industrial engineer brings many years of experience in the logistics industry. Before joining BEUMER Group, he held management positions at contractors specializing in integrated automation solutions for warehouses and distribution centres, as well as at a company providing products and systems for internal material flow. He succeeds Thomas Wiesmann, who retired on July 31, 2021.