Michael Uremovich has been appointed chairman and chief executive officer for Pacer International. Uremovich, who had served as vice chairman for the logistics company since 2003, succeeds Don Orris, the founder of Pacer, who is retiring. Orris will remain as a member of the board and will serve in a senior executive capacity through March to assure a smooth transition.
EnerSys is celebrating 100 years of manufacturing at its Cleveland Charger Plant. The operation, which makes battery chargers, motors and related products, has been located at the same plant on Elmwood Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, for the past 80 years. The business began its life in 1906 as Hertner Electrical Co. and passed through several hands before being acquired by EnerSys in 2000.
Hans Hickler is the new CEO for DHL in the United States. He succeeds John Mullen, who will now lead DHL Express on a global basis. Hickler joined DHL Express in 2004 and has served as executive vice president of strategy and business implementation.
Jim McKnight has joined Intelligrated as the company's vice president, system sales and marketing. McKnight has more than 30 years of experience in various engineering, sales and management roles, predominantly with Siemens and Rapistan.
Ravindra Madala, president and CEO of Keogh Consulting, has acquired full ownership of the management consulting services firm. Earlier this year, he acquired the shares of Frank Renshaw, co-founder and former president. Renshaw remains with the company, focusing on new business development, practice improvement and associate development. Then recently, Madala bought the remaining shares held by executive vice president Tom Guschke. Guschke will serve as principal consultant for the company until his planned retirement in 2010.
Rapid Rack has named James Vaughn its new marketing manager. He will coordinate all marketing and advertising activity for the shelving rack and workbench company, which markets products sold under the Rapid Rack and Gorilla Rack brands.
Railinc has promoted Todd Bolon to vice president and chief information officer. Bolon, who has been with Railinc's IT group since 2003, has nearly 20 years of experience, including positions at GE Rail, Trans World Airlines and Sea- Land Service Inc.
Golden Gate Logistics, a logistics company specializing in Asia-to-North America supply chain solutions, has named Antonio Leung senior vice president, Asia region. In this newly created post, Leung will be responsible for the strategy, development and operation of Golden Gate's activities in Asia. He will be based in Hong Kong.
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics has announced several appointments to its team. Jim Davis has been promoted to vice president, transportation systems. Others promoted include Michelle McManus to Web marketing specialist, Debora Smith to director of special projects and retirement plans, and Brian Murphree to network manager. The company also named Anthony "AJ" Jordan to the position of vice president, client relations management. He previously was director of client relations. And Michael "Mick" Fountain has been named president and CEO of the newly acquired Barthco International division.
Wolfgang Kiel has been named chairman of the board of management at Jungheinrich AG, an international supplier of lift trucks and material handling systems. Kiel has been with Jungheinrich for 30 years, much of that time in sales management positions. He replaces Dr. Cletus von Pichler, who has left Jungheinrich by mutual consent.
Dean Warehouse, a warehouse, logistics and transportation company operating in New England, has promoted Greg Foreman to president and Bradford S. Dean to vice president. Foreman had been vice president of the company for the past four years. Dean is son of the CEO and has been involved in the family business for most of his life.
ProLogis, the world's largest owner, manager and developer of distribution facilities, has made several executive appointments. Gary Anderson has been named Europe president and chief executive officer after previously serving as the company's managing director of capital deployment in the U.S. Southwest region. Anderson is exchanging jobs with Steven Meyer, who was formerly president and CEO in Europe but is now returning to North America to assume duties in the U.S. Southwest. And Charles Sullivan is now managing director for North American capital management. He has been with the company since 1994, most recently as regional director of operations in the U.S. Southeast region.