Michael Gonzalez has been appointed president and chief operating officer for HK Systems. In his new position, Gonzalez will have operational responsibility for the company's material handling and logistics software business, including sales and marketing, engineering, project management and manufacturing. Gonzalez has more than 30 years of industry experience, most recently as president and CEO of Interlake Material Handling.
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics has chosen Supreet Manchanda as its new executive vice president/chief technology and corporate development officer. He is responsible for information technology, merger and acquisition activity, integration and strategy.
Rapid Rack Industries, which manufactures shelving rack and workbenches, has hired Karen Roberson as its new marketing manager. She will coordinate all marketing activity for both of the company's brands—Rapid Rack and Gorilla Rack. In addition, the company has named Joey Tam as its new China manager of global procurement. He will manage Rapid Rack's direct import business.
Q4 Logistics, a company that designs and implements supply chain solutions, has added four members to its management team. Rod Wyles is the new vice president of technical services. James Jo is the new project director for the company's systems implementation practice group. And Leslie Hays and Jimmy Benefield have both been hired as senior managers of the company's operations improvement practice group.
Railinc, which provides real-time interline rail data, has named E. Allen West as its new president. West has been an executive with the company since 1999, serving most recently as vice president of business services.
Greatwide Logistics Services has added two new members to its board of directors. They are Daniel DiMaggio, who recently retired as CEO of UPS Logistics, and Betsy Atkins, an author and expert on corporate governance.
CombineNet, which supplies sourcing technologies for transportation services, has hired Paul Blalock as executive director of transportation solutions. Blalock has been in the transportation, logistics and supply chain industry for more than 16 years.
Joseph Abboud has been appointed director of ocean services for SEKO, an international freight forwarder and logistics service provider. Abboud, who has more than 20 years of experience in ocean transportation, will be responsible for product development, operations enhancements, ocean procurement and LCL and FCL revenue.
Randy Strutz has been promoted to chief commercial officer for Pacer International's retail third-party logistics segment, known as Pacer Global Logistics. Strutz will also retain his duties as president of Pacer Global Logistics' rail brokerage unit.
Transportation technology supplier Embarcadero Systems Corp. has appointed Richard Beedenbender as its new president. He brings experience in both shipping operations and technology to his new position.
Jae-Bok Young is the new senior account manager for MagneMotion, which develops material handling, transportation and assembly automation solutions using electromagnetic technology. He will lead the company's Korean and Pacific Rim efforts.
Jerry Levy has joined PWC Logistics as vice president of marketing. Levy has held sales and management positions for over 20 years at logistics and transportation companies, including Exel, Conrail and BAX Global.
Supply Chain Consultants, a software and consulting company, has announced two appointments to its management team. Sujit Singh is the company's new chief operating officer, and Jane Lee has been named vice president of supply chain solutions.
Tim Fedrigon has been named vice president, human resources for FKI Logistex North America. Fedrigon has worked in human resources for more than 22 years. Prior to joining FKI, he was director, human resources for Cabot Corp., a multinational specialty chemical manufacturing company.
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics has hired Denis Reilly as executive vice president, domestic transportation. His responsibilities include providing strategic direction for the company's growing transportation service offerings and leading the integration of OH Logistics' domestic transportation services and global freight forwarding operations.