SmartOps has appointed Ray Shei to its board of directors. Before his retirement last year, Shei was senior vice president and CIO of the Kellogg Co. Based in Pittsburgh, SmartOps provides enterprise optimization solutions.
Stephen Geary, a supply chain expert based in Stoneham, Mass., has been selected for inclusion in the 2007 edition of Who's Who in America, published by Marquis Who's Who. The annual publication provides biographies of high achievers in various industries and endeavors nationwide. Geary, a specialist in national defense-based logistics, is also a contributing editor to DC VELOCITY.
The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) has announced its slate of officers for 2006-2007. Tom Nightingale, the newly appointed vice president of communications and chief marketing officer at Conway, is the new TMCA president. The immediate past president is John Ferguson, general manager of Canada, Schneider National Inc. The TMCA vice president is Edward Moritz, vice president of marketing for Con-way. Mark Miller, director of corporate communications for Crowley Maritime Corp., is treasurer. And Susan Terpay, director of corporate communications at Norfolk Southern, is the association's new secretary.
Reva Systems, a company that makes RFID network infrastructure products, has hired Tom Schuster as its new CEO. Schuster was previously president of Arbor Networks.
Heather McTavish Doucet has joined the International Foodservice Distributors Association as the group's director of government relations. She will work on fuel, environmental, transportation and food issues for the trade association, as well as manage IFDAPAC, its political action committee.
Honolulu Freight has named Fred Faria manager of HFS Specialized Cargo, the company's new freight division. Honolulu Freight is the largest and oldest dry and refrigerated cargo surface freight forwarder to and from the Hawaiian Islands.
Mallory Alexander International has appointed Ross Burnett as border operations manager. He will be located at the company's Laredo, Texas, offices, where he will manage the Mexico-U.S. border operations, six local distribution facilities, rail transloading operations, customs services and the 26-tractor fleet used for in-house transfers. Prior to joining Mallory Alexander, Burnett spent 16 years working for Yellow Transportation.
Leo Suggs, currently the president of UPS Freight, has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. UPS has named Gordon Mackenzie, most recently the senior vice president and COO of UPS Freight, as the new president. Mackenzie had been COO of Overnite Transportation when it was acquired by UPS in 2005 and re-branded as UPS Freight.
Radio Shack Corp. has promoted Phil Godden to vice president of inventory management. He will be responsible for all procurement and allocation of merchandise inventory. He was previously senior director of distribution.
ESYNC, a strategic supply chain consulting firm, has promoted Frank Camean to vice president of implementation services. His responsibilities will now include oversight of all implementation-related projects. Camean, who has been with the company since 1999, had previously served as director of that office.
Marine Terminals Corp., a national contract stevedore and terminal operating company, has appointed Steve Mathis as its new Pacific Northwest business development manager. He will replace Jerry Klein, who is retiring as vice president of sales.
MTC has also promoted John Hering to general manager of its auto division. Hering will work from the San Pedro, Calif., office and the Port of Los Angeles. In addition, Felice Goodwin has been promoted to business manager of MTC's general stevedoring division. She is based in the Seattle office.
Chris Heim is retiring from HighJump Software, where he has served as president and general manager for the past nine years. Joe Blauert, formerly the chief financial officer, has been named COO and will lead the company.
IJS Global Inc., a multimodal freight forwarder headquartered in Stamford, Conn., has named Giorgio Laccona chairman and chief executive officer. Laccona, a 30-year veteran of the industry, will be charged with overseeing IJS Global's growth and expansion. Prior to joining the company, Laccona was president of Italian forwarder Savino Del Bene USA.
The Pharmed Group, the nation's largest independently owned distributor of medical, surgical and rehabilitative supplies, has appointed Bruce Paul executive vice president and chief operating officer. Paul, who has been with Pharmed for 17 years, will oversee distribution, purchasing, customer service, contracting and data management for the Miami-based company.