Yellow Corp. has promoted Mike Naatz to the position of senior vice president, enterprise services. He has served in information and logistics positions over the past 12 years with Yellow's USF brand.
Paragon Technologies has announced several key appointments. Joel Hoffner will take over the company's reins as president and chief executive officer at the beginning of 2006. He previously worked for Paragon's predecessor, SI Handling, and has been a consultant to the company during the past 10 years. He will replace current president and CEO Len Yurkovic, who will retire at the end of the year. Yurkovic will continue to serve as a director of the company. Paragon has also named Bill Casey executive vice president of Paragon and president of production & assembly. He currently serves as vice president of SI Systems production & assembly. And Jack Lehr has been named the new vice president and managing director of order fulfillment. He had been director of sales and marketing for SI Systems order fulfillment.
Intelligrated has hired Nick Choi as a senior project manager. He was previously a program manager for Siemens Logistics and Assembly Systems group, and before that, served in a variety of project management roles for the U.S. Navy.
The Containerization & Intermodal Institute has presented James Capo, Peter Gatti Jr. and Rudy Mack with its
Connie Awards. Each man is being honored for a career that has embraced containerization in world trade and transportation. Capo is chairman and CEO of the United States Maritime Alliance. Gatti is executive vice president of the National Industrial Transportation League, and Mack is president of Hapag-Lloyd America.
The American Association of Port Authorities formally installed Bernard Groseclose Jr. as the chairman of its board of directors at its 94th convention, held recently in Tampa. The association represents 150 public ports throughout the Western Hemiäphere. Groseclose is president and CEO of the South Carolina State Ports Authority.
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals elected new officers at its recent annual conference in San Diego. Mary-Lou Quinto, director of global logistics for Genentech, was elected president. Rick Blasgen, an industry veteran now working with various companies and supply chain associations, is the new first vice president. Edward Huller, president of Alden Consulting Group, is now the organization's second vice president. And the new secretary and treasurer is Richard Murphy, president and chief executive officer of Murphy Warehouse Co.
DHL has appointed John Cameron to the position of executive vice president of ground for DHL Express. Cameron, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the U.S. shipping and logistics industry, will play a key role in enhancing DHL's ground services and operations, strengthening DHL's presence in target markets, and developing new products for the ground sector.
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics has announced two new additions to its management team. Dave Gordon has been appointed executive vice president of business development. He will oversee the development of new client relationships. Anthony Jordan has been hired as director of customer relations. Jordan has more than 21 years of experience in supply chain management, including 17 years with FedEx. In other news from Ozburn-Hessey, the company's CEO, Scott McWilliams, has been elected president of the Southeastern Warehouse Association.
U.S. Air Force General John W. Handy, who retired in September following a 39-year military career, has joined Horizon Lines, America's largest domestic ocean carrier. General Handy had been commander of the U.S. Transportation Command and the U.S. Air Mobility Command. He served for four years as commanding general of USTRANSCOM, which manages air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense. Horizon Lines is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.
FKI Logistex has chosen two new managers for the Canadian operations of its North American Manufacturing Systems unit. Glen Chambers was selected as regional director. He will focus on expanding the company's strategic position as a material handling integrator in the Canadian marketplace. Also appointed was Paul Swietlinski as business development manager. He will concentrate on strengthening ties with existing customers in Canada and on developing new sales opportunities for palletizing solutions.