Robert Zimmerman has been named president of USF Holland, a subsidiary of Yellow Roadway Corp. that offers transportation services throughout a 22-state network in the Midwest and Southeast. Prior to his new appointment, Zimmerman was senior vice president, field operations and sales at Yellow Transportation. He began his career with Yellow in 1982.
The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) has named Dick Metzler, executive vice president of DHL Express, the 2005 Marketing Executive of the Year. Metzler was honored for his leadership, professionalism and strategic creativity, with special commendation for his work on DHL's 2004 branding and advertising campaign.
Tompkins Associates, a supply chain design and consulting firm, has created the Emerging Technology Center. The center focuses on technologies such as RFID, voice-activated picking and real-time warehouse controls.
Rich Stolz is the new senior vice president, sales & marketing, for less-than-truckload carrier Central Freight Lines. In his new position, Stolz will be responsible for defining value-added services for Central's customers, building and training a sales team, and managing the sales and marketing organization.
Supply chain software company Tecsys has completed the acquisition of Application Solutions Inc. ASI is a full-service integrator of bar-code-based solutions, warehouse management systems, and managed network and wireless services. In another move, Tecsys has established a presence in Europe under the name Tecsys Europe Limited.
Pacer Distribution Services, the warehousing and distribution operation of Pacer International, has made several appointments to its management team. Jeff Lindner is now vice president of sales, which includes the marketing of customized freight-handling services. Jose Tobias is vice president of operations, responsible for managing operations at the company's warehouses and cross-dock facilities. Clem Cleri has been promoted to vice president of PDS Trucking, the operation's local trucking (drayage) provider.