Movers + Shakers

by Array


Valerie Beattie has been appointed to the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority for a three-year term. The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority has owned and operated the Peace Bridge since 1933.

Mississauga, Ontario-based Ranger Group of Companies has appointed John Hatchette director of operations for North America. His previous position was general manager with a multinational freight forwarder.

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) has named Daniel-Robert Gooch as president. He will oversee the CAC from its Ottawa office.

Francois Lachaine and Harry Stobbe are new directors of business development with health-care-focused 3PL provider Accuristix. Lachaine will be based in Montreal and Stobbe will be based in Delta, British Columbia. They will lead the company’s sales and partnership efforts in eastern and western Canada, respectively.

CEVA Logistics has appointed Sheila Taylor as chief financial officer of the company’s Americas region, based in Houston, Texas. Taylor was formerly CFO of YRC Worldwide, Inc. In her new position, she will report to Matthew Ryan, CEVA’s president in the Americas.  As CFO of YRCW, Taylor had responsibility for a consolidated organization comprising all strategic and operational finance activities of the publicly held company. Taylor joined YRC Worldwide in 2002 and held positions including vice-president of investor relations and treasury before being named CFO.

Phil Gaines takes on the title of senior vice-president and chief financial officer of YRC Inc, the largest operating division of YRC Worldwide. Most recently, Gaines held the position of senior vice president of finance for YRC Worldwide. In his new role, Gaines will report directly to Mike Smid, president of YRC Inc and chief operations officer YRC Worldwide.

Domenic Pilla, president of McKesson Canada, is the new chair of the board of governors of GS1 Canada. He joined McKesson Canada in 2001 as executive vice-president. In that role, he was responsible for all marketplace operations, sales and marketing  functions as well as for corporate procurement for Canada.