ICAT Logistics Inc., which provides worldwide transport and expedited freight services, has named Mark Debinski chief operating officer. Prior to joining ICAT, Debinski was president of Keneseal Construction Products. Linthicum, Md.-based ICAT has also hired Rick Pototsky as chief financial officer. He recently was CFO at a large industrial scaffolding company.
FKI Logistex has named Bob Duplain president of the Warehouse and Distribution division of FKI Logistex North America. Prior to the appointment, Duplain had been serving as acting division president. A 10-year veteran of the company, he was previously a senior vice president and CFO.
Avery Dennison RFID, a designer and manufacturer of RFID tags, says that 17 RFID converters have met the rigorous standards to be considered Avery Dennison "qualified converters." The approved partners are CCL Label, Kennedy Group, Lowry Computer Products, Mid South Graphics, Moore Wallace, MPI Label Systems, Nashua, National Label, NCR Systemedia Division, Paxar Americas, R&V Group, RSI ID Technologies, Sato America, Topflight Corp., Weber Marking Systems, WS Packaging and Zebra Technologies Corp.
Toyota Material Handling has made several management changes. Adam Hughes has been promoted to national dealer sales manager, responsible for overseeing the sales of Toyota lift trucks at the company's U.S. authorized dealers. In other moves, Eric Robinson has been hired as national IT manager, Larry Sanders has been promoted to fleet services manager, and Curt Rhoades has been named rental and remarketing manager.
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics has promoted Karen Hall to director of marketing and communication. She had previously been marketing manager for OH Logistics. Hall is a 13year veteran of the logistics industry.
Cognitive Solutions has hired Barry Knott as CEO. Cognitive manufactures bar-code printers, labels, tag media, XML printers and RFID printers. Knott brings more than 26 years of industry experience to Cognitive.
Horizon Lines, an ocean-going logistics company based in Charlotte, N.C., has made several key management appointments. John W. Handy is joining Horizon as executive vice president. John Keenan has been named senior vice president and chief transportation officer. Brian Taylor has been promoted to senior vice president, sales and marketing. Mar Labrador has been promoted to vice president and general manager, Hawaii/Guam. Kevin Gill was named vice president of marketing, and Glen Moyer has been elevated to the position of vice president and general manager, ocean transportation services.
IFCO Systems, a company that supplies and manages reusable plastic containers and pallets, has opened three new pallet service facilities. The facilities in Westborough, Mass.; Tooele, Utah; and Bakersfield, Calif., bring to 53 the total number of service centers in the IFCO pallet and container pooled network.
Under a three-year sponsorship agreement with major league baseball, DHL has been named the official express delivery and logistics provider of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Among other services, DHL will transport sports artifacts of historical significance.
The Reusable Pallet & Container Coalition has elected new officers for 2006. David Rodgers of ORBIS Container Services is president. Michael Fechter of TOSCA Ltd. is vice president, and the new secretary/treasurer is Mike Ulrich of Marco Plastics. New directors joining the board include Eric Frank of Georgia Pacific, Patrick Kennedy of The Kennedy Group, Rick Sasse of TriEnda Corp., and Scott Schumming of Rehrig Pacific.
NASSTRAC elected new officers during its recent conference in Baltimore. They include chairperson Randy Schaeffer of Air Products & Chemicals; president Gail Rutkowski of AIMS Logistics; first vice president Shawn O'Sullivan of Pfizer; second vice president Eric Morley of Best Buy; treasurer Diane Bean of Lifeway Christian Resources; and secretary Susan Konopack of Johnson & Johnson Sales & Logistics.
Larry Grotte has been appointed to the newly created position of chief information officer for MTC Holdings, which provides marine terminal services. He will be responsible for developing and implementing IT initiatives for the company. MTC Holdings' business units include Marine Terminals Corp., Embarcadero Systems Corp. and MTC-East.