Ozburn-Hessey Logistics has promoted Dave Hanley to director of the company's Integrated Solutions Group. Hanley has been with the company since February. The company also named Nathan Sanders director of operations for its Indianapolis campus.
Ted Clucas has been appointed president of FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems North America. Clucas has been with FKI for 17 years and succeeds Dave Baker, who has assumed the role of CFO for the division. FKI has also named Dick Braatz vice president of manufacturing.
Veteran logistics consultant Clifford Lynch has joined Colliers Wilkinson Snowden, a Memphis-based industrial real estate firm, as an affiliate broker. This alliance enables Lynch to provide real estate services in addition to his already established logistics management advisory services. It will also provide Colliers Wilkinson Snowden with a supply chain consulting capability.
Logistics Management Solutions, a non-asset-based third-party logistics service provider, has acquired St. Louis-based i-Logi LLC. iLogi provides consulting, contract management and online procurement solutions to large-volume shippers throughout North America.
Catherine Cooper is the new president of Q4, a supply chain systems design and implementation company based in Orange, Calif. She formerly was president of The Progress Group. Albert Avalos, founder and former president of Q4, has moved to the CEO position with the company.
LXE has established a new Asia Pacific headquarters and regional support center in Singapore. Frans Kok has been appointed general manager there. LXE provides wireless computers, auto-ID technologies and secure wireless networks for the supply chain.
Eastern Connection, an East Coast regional priority overnight service, has hired Natalie Semenza as marketing director. She previously was creative marketing director for Veryfine Products.
The American Society of Transportation and Logistics has presented its first CTL (certified in transportation and logistics) certificate to Kit Chen, key account manager for DHL Danzas Air & Ocean. The CTL program is offered in partnership with the Hong Kong Logistics Association to develop the skills of logistics professionals.
TrenStar has purchased the industry's second largest returnable aluminum container fleet from Firestone Polymers LLC. As part of the deal, TrenStar will also manage Firestone Polymer's returnable container operations, including cleaning, repair and other administrative services, for the next 10 years.
SEKO, a company that provides freight forwarding and logistics solutions, has opened a new office in Boise, Idaho. That office will provide full-service forwarding operations for the Boise valley, including the cities of Eagle, Meridian, Nampa and Caldwell.
Exel has made two executive appointments. Michael Stolarczyk has been named senior director, business development, while Kathy Wise is the new director, business development. Exel also announces the opening of an office in Montevideo, Uruguay, to support its global freight management operations. That office will provide services to customers in Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
Central Freight has named Tom Biggs as its Plains Division vice president. Biggs brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, terminal management and customer relations to Central.
Ensenda, a "last mile" logistics company, has appointed Ray Smith CEO. He has experience as an executive with various logistics companies, most recently as CEO of Fritz Companies.
Penco Products has completed the purchase of the assets of mezzanine manufacturer W.A. Schmidt Inc. Pennsylvania-based Penco, a division of Vesper Corp., makes storage products, lockers and engineered material handling solutions. Schmidt's engineering expertise will allow Penco to expand its customized offerings. The mezzanine manufacturer will now be known as Schmidt Structural Products Inc. and will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Penco.
Hans Hickler has been appointed executive vice president of strategy and business implementation for DHL in the United States. He will be responsible for DHL's U.S. business strategy, in addition to overseeing the company's real estate, procurement and internal consulting functions.
HighJump Software is leveraging the infrastructure of 3M, its parent company, to expand its global reach by adding localized sales, service and support for its entire supply chain execution suite of products through offices in Latin America, Australia, Asia and Europe.