RedPrairie is in an acquisition mode. The company has bought MARC Global Holdings. MARC will operate under the RedPrairie banner. The two companies offer similar supply chain software solutions. The merger will enhance the combined company's software offerings in a number of vertical markets. In another deal, RedPrairie has acquired Alta A/S, which provides manufacturing event management solutions for automotive suppliers. This acquisition will allow RedPrairie to offer the auto industry advanced technology for build-to-order manufacturing and the ability to respond to customer demands for customized vehicle options.
PCC Systems has changed its name. The company will now conduct business under the name Lightning Pick Technologies, though it will remain under the umbrella of Professional Control Corp. The company had already been using the name Lightning Pick as a brand name for its light- directed systems.
Royal Smith is the new vice president of field operations for Intelligrated. Prior to joining the conveyor and distribution solutions company, Smith spent 25 years with Siemens and Rapistan in a variety of engineering, customer service, sales and management roles.
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics has made two recent appointments to its management team. Its new vice president of acquisitions is Shad Weaver. Before joining the company, he was vice president of Claritas Capital. Also hired was Andrew Tidwell as director of human resources.
Steel King Industries, a manufacturer of storage racks and containers, has made some recent hires. John Fiori is the new national account manager. He is a 26-year veteran of the material handling industry. Glenn Thiede has been named the new director of manufacturing. He will oversee production at the company's three manufacturing plants.
Hub Group is acquiring the assets of Comtrak Inc. Comtrak provides rail and international drayage for the intermodal sector, full truckload transportation, container storage, yard management, truck brokerage and other logistics services.
Schneider National, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, has hired John Ferguson as general manager, Canada. He will lead the company's development and business strategy execution in the Canadian marketplace.
White Systems, a manufacturer of carousel storage systems, has appointed two key executives since its recent spin- off from FKI Logistex. Jack Kuppersmith is the new senior director of sales. He's been with White for 28 years in a number of sales and marketing roles. White has also hired Charles Scagliozzi as vice president of customer service and support.
DHL has named Hans Hickler to the position of executive vice president of business strategy and implementation. He will lead DHL's new Customer Experience Initiative, a program focusing on customer care at all touch points and processes.
TGW-ERMANCO has acquired the intellectual property of Quantum Conveyors. Included in the deal is Quantum's narrow belt sortation technology, which now makes TGWERMANCO the exclusive supplier of narrow belt sorters in North America.
Kirk Hoffman has been selected as the new operations manager for P&O Ports Texas. Experienced in a range of maritime activities, Hoffman will be responsible for all stevedoring (loading and unloading) port activity for the company in Texas. P&O also named Michael Kearney Jr. port vice president for the company's Lake Charles, La., facility.
Robin Nebel has joined Ensenda as chief financial officer and vice president, operations. He will oversee all financial matters for this last-mile logistics company.
KonaWare, a company that provides mobile logistics and freight applications, has acquired Kansas-based Biggs Information Technology Services (B.I.T.S.). B.I.T.S., which provides custom information technology service solutions focused on enterprise supply chain and logistics opportunities, will now be known as KonaWare Supply Chain Solutions.
Transport Industries Holdings of Irving, Texas, has changed its name to Greatwide Logistics Services. The company is a non-asset-based provider of transportation, third-party logistics, warehousing and distribution, and truckload brokerage services.
Stoffel Seals, a company that makes tamper-evident security seals for containers and cargo, has acquired Canada Mayer, Canada's largest security seal manufacturer. The deal adds metal tamper-evident seals to Stoffel's product line.