Who’s on the move this week: March 30, 2015

by MM&D Online Staff

Marie-Soleil Tremblay of Québec has been appointed to the board of directors of the Québec Port Authority for a term of three years. Tremblay is an associate professor at École nationale d’administration publique in the city of Québec, where she teaches accounting at the Master’s level. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and she holds a PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in accounting from Université Laval.

Steve Hughes
Steve Hughes
Neil Vernon
Neil Vernon

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced two new senior management appointments. Steve Hughes will transition from his role of Regional Vice President Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to the newly-created post of Vice President Sales Transatlantic. In his new role he will be responsible for the airline’s sales in the UK, U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as developing Virgin Atlantic’s transatlantic joint venture with Delta Air Lines. In Hong Kong, Neil Vernon becomes Vice President Sales International, a role that includes his current Asia and Australasia focus and is now extended to incorporate additional responsibility for sales in Dubai, Nigeria and South Africa.

Dave Mabon has joined PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), as its Chief Operating Officer. Mabon most recently served in a variety of executive leadership positions with GENCO, a North American logistics provider. Previously, he directed sales and marketing for Kuehne + Nagel’s Contract Logistics business unit and served on their International Logistics Steering Committee. Mabon started his logistics career with APL.

CSX appointed two railroad veterans to key leadership positions: Mike Pendergrass is promoted to vice president-transportation; and Jermaine Swafford is promoted to vice president regional transportation-southern region. During his 30-year career in the railroad industry, including 26 years with CSX, Pendergrass has served in increasingly critical leadership roles, holding positions within the special projects and labor relations organizations before being named vice president regional transportation-southern region in 2005. Swafford has risen through the operations ranks since he joined CSX in 1998, from assistant trainmaster, trainmaster, assistant terminal manager, terminal manager and assistant division manager in various locations before assuming the role of division manager in Florence and, most recently, in Atlanta.