Hytrol Conveyor Co. is working with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to help create the first multidisciplinary "supply chain in a box" RFID Research Center. The center will be devoted to examining RFID technology as used in retail settings, wireless and sensing contexts, and beyond.
Borroughs Corp., a manufacturer of steel storage equipment, industrial shelving, mobile aisle systems and other filing equipment, has received its certificate of registration as an ISO 9001: 2000 company. The designation by the International Organization for Standardization recognizes Burroughs' quality management system.
Intelligrated has hired Robert Mummaw as its technical support director, major accounts. In his new role, Mummaw will work with the company's major customers to assure a close alignment between the customers' expectations and Intelligrated's deliveries.
American Baler, an international manufacturer of industrial balers, has added several new dealers to its network. AA Fluid Power of Alabama will serve customers throughout the state of Alabama. J.W. Norton of Mississippi will represent American Baler in Mississippi, Arkansas and Western Tennessee. Atlantic Leasing will provide services to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. And Craft Equipment will serve customers in Florida.
Eastern Connection, the East Coast's largest regional parcel service, has hired Jack Mitchell as its executive vice president of sales and marketing. He brings more than 20 years of industry experience, including senior-level positions at Federal Express and DHL/Airborne Express.
GlobeRanger, a company that provides RFID, mobility and sensor-based software, has hired Jack Dowling as its chief information officer. In his new role, Dowling will be responsible for product development and management, as well as for the services and support organizations. Prior to joining GlobeRanger, he served as chief operating officer for Truckload, a supply chain management and distribution company.
Daifuku America has appointed Nobo Morita executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Factory Automation/Distribution Automation division located in Salt Lake City. Morita joined Daifuku in 1977 and has served the company for the past five years as managing director of Daifuku Europe Ltd.
PMC (Production Modeling Corp.), a supply chain engineering and consulting firm based in Dearborn, Mich., has
appointed Victor Lloyd as its director of healthcare productivity services.
The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors has elected its 2005 officers. Sydney "Tucker" Jones III of Hudson Valley Paper Co. in Albany, N.Y., was chosen as chairman of the board of directors. Also elected as officers were Robert Reynolds of Graybar Electric Co. in St. Louis as chairman-elect; Raymon York of Ewing Irrigation Products in Phoenix as first vice chairman; C.S. "Chip" Hornsby of Ferguson Enterprises in Newport News, Va., as second vice chairman; Randy Lindberg of Nature's Best in Brea, Calif., as secretary; and Dirk Van Dongen, who heads up the association's offices in Washington, D.C., as president and chief executive officer.
The MHW Group, a public refrigerated storage company, has formed a new entity known as Cryo-Trans Logistics, LLC. It will provide over-the-road transportation services to link with the company's refrigerated warehouses, which are located in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Herman Haksteen has been named CEO of Cryo-Trans Logistics.
Three executives have been named to senior management positions at Saddle Creek Corp., a Florida-based company that provides warehousing, transportation, packaging and integrated logistics services. Michael DelBovo has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of Saddle Creek Transportation, a Saddle Creek Corp. subsidiary. He had been the parent company's vice president of marketing and business development. Succeeding him in that job is Stephen Cook, formerly the director of sales and marketing. And succeeding Cook in his previous role is Greg Payne. Payne was most recently the director of business development for Watkins Fleet Services.
Remstar International has named Stephen Turner vice president in charge of service. Turner will be responsible for directing the material handling company's nationwide service operations, with more than 500 technicians and five regional service and parts depots. He previously served as Remstar's controller.
Sake Reindersma has joined Carter & Burgess as the company's Phoenix retail and distribution unit manager. Reindersma has 21 years of experience in building design, including warehouses and manufacturing and storage facilities.