Mark Boyer has been promoted to director of operations for Con-way Expedite and Brokerage. He will be responsible for all operations, customer service, intermodal moves and post tender dispatch and service. Con-way Expedite and Brokerage provides time-critical shipment expediting and truckload freight brokerage services as part of Con-way Transportation (a subsidiary of Con-way Inc.).
Another division of Con-way, Con-way Freight, has also announced some appointments to its management team. Dana Boles is the new director-linehaul for Con-Way Freight- Southern. He joined the less-than-truckload carrier in 1990 as a dockworker. And Greg Pawelski was promoted to director of human resources for the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based lessthan-truckload carrier Con-Way Freight-Central.
Voxware Inc., a company that provides voice-based supply chain solutions, has been added to the NASDAQ Capital Market listings. The publicly traded company will conduct business under the symbol VOXW. Last year, the company converted all of its preferred stock into common stock and accomplished a reverse stock split.
Menlo Worldwide has launched a new business entity to provide logistics services to customers in Kuala Lampur and Penang, Malaysia. Operating as Menlo Worldwide (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., the company now offers services such as local and global freight transportation management, distribution and fulfillment, warehousing, and inventory management and control.
CAPS Acquisition Group has purchased the CAPS Division of Kingway Material Handling. CAPS Acquisition Group has also announced that it will merge the Distribution Systems Group (DSG) of Manchester, N.H., into the CAPS organization, which is based in nearby Exeter, N.H. CAPS produces order fulfillment technology, such as pick-to-light systems, while DSG provides warehouse control software and handles warehouse systems installation and project management.
James Childress, president and general manager of LXE Inc., has been elected chairman of the board of directors of AIM Global. AIM Global is a trade association for automatic identification and mobility technologies. Childress succeeds Tom Miller of Intermec in that post.
Daniel Klenkar has joined distribution consulting firm Sedlak as director of business development. In his new role, Klenkar will work to develop new business with existing clients, expand the company's client base in new markets and represent Sedlak at industry events.
Members of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) have elected Thomas Easterhouse of Lubriquip as the organization's new president. Fred Thimmel of Bryant Products was elected vice president, Daniel Fannin of Emerson Power Transmission was named secretary, and R. Todd Swinderman of Martin Engineering was chosen as the group's new treasurer.
RedPrairie has named Henrik Bloch as this year's "Provider Pro to Know." Bloch is the director of product development for RedPrairie's build-to-order business unit. RedPrairie has also appointed David Mott product marketing leader for its Workforce Performance Management business unit. Mott has been with the company since 1993.
Toyota Material Handling, USA, Inc. has named Kosaku Yamada managing director for Toyota Industries Corp. Yamada, the former chief engineer behind the Toyota Camry, will now oversee the design and production of Toyota lift trucks.
TNT Logistics North America has promoted two of its own to management positions. Allen Melton, previously the project manager serving the BMW account in Greer, S.C., has been appointed division manager. Also promoted to division manager is Jeff Morgan, who most recently served as district manager in Southfield, Mich.
James Ryan, group president of W.W. Grainger Inc., has been selected as the Illinois Institute of Technology's "Outstanding Leader in Industry" for 2006. IIT presents this annual award to recognize companies and individuals who make significant contributions to industry in the Chicago area.
Aires International Inc., a freight forwarding and international transportation company, has changed its name to Aires Global Logistics Inc. The company says its new name better reflects its broad-based capabilities.
NACCO Materials Handling Group, which manufactures lift trucks under the Hyster and Yale brands, has announced that Reginald Eklund, president and CEO, will retire at the end of this month. During his tenure, the company has grown to be one of the world's largest lift truck producers. Michael Brogan, currently executive vice president operations, has been named as Eklund's successor. DHL has named Charles Brewer executive vice president of U.S. Air Products and Services. Prior to this appointment, Brewer managed DHL's country operations in Malaysia.