Witron is implementing a new logistics center for Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona that will rely heavily on RFID tags. The tags will be used to identify pallet loads within the dry, fresh and frozen goods areas of the new facility, which is being built near Madrid.
Chris Steilberg has been appointed vice present, talent, for Ryder System. He
will be leading Ryder's employee development initiatives, succession planning and staffing initiatives for future growth. He comes to Ryder after working for Burger King Corp. in a similar role.
In another move, Ryder System has acquired 4G's Truck Renting Co., a privately owned local truck leasing and rental company in Brooklyn, N.Y. Ryder received a fleet of 400 vehicles and 100 customers in the deal.
Elsewhere, Ryder Canada has appointed Michael Senaratna as vice president of supply chain solutions and Doug Hill as vice president of operations, fleet management solutions.
Steel King Industries is welcoming Bobby Behnsch as its new South Central regional sales manager. Behnsch, who will be based in San Antonio, Texas, will cover a 10-state sales territory reaching from Mississippi to California. Steel King has also added Arlin Keck as corporate engineer. Keck brings over 30 years of experience in engineering design, including racking systems and pick modules.
John Pearson is the new executive vice president of commercial for DHL in the United States. He will oversee the sales, marketing and business development activities of DHL Express in the United States. Prior to assuming this new role, Pearson spent three years as commercial director for DHL Asia Pacific based in Singapore. He has been with DHL since 1986.
G-Log, a company that markets global logistics and transportation software, has appointed L. Michael Shelton senior vice president of global sales operations. He will lead G-Log's worldwide sales initiatives and customer acquisition efforts. Shelton formerly was a senior executive at Ryder.
Saleem Miyan is the new vice president and general manager for global RFID and emerging technologies at Checkpoint Systems Inc. Checkpoint provides radio frequency-based product identification and shrink management solutions for retailers and consumer package goods manufacturers. Miyan will oversee sales, marketing and product development in North America and Europe.
Vexure Inc., which provides non-asset based logistics and transportation services, has hired Elliot Simon as an outside sales representative. Simon, who will be based in Cleveland, will market services provided by the various business segments of Vexure, including Stonier Transportation, TRT Carriers, Alert Cargo Express and Velocity 3PL.
Stephen P. Cosgrove has been named executive vice president, intermodal operations and administration for Hub Group Inc. He has been with the company since 1995. Hub Group is a transportation management company that provides ntermodal, truckload brokerage and logistics and distribution services throughout North America.