Terry Orf has joined Battery Handling Systems as vice president of global sales and marketing. Orf is a veteran of the material handling industry, having previously held a variety of sales management positions. Battery Handling Systems is a manufacturer of battery extraction and exchange systems based in St. Louis.
Steve McAlexander has joined Charming Shoppes as the new senior vice president, supply chain management. Charming Shoppes is a multi-channel specialty retailer of women's apparel whose brands include Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Catherines Plus Sizes and Petite Sophisticate. McAlexander spent the past seven years as vice president, worldwide logistics for Borders, the book and music retailer. In his new role with Charming Shoppes, he will be responsible for all supply chain management functions, including distribution, transportation, and international trade and compliance.
ESYNC, a supply chain consulting firm based in Toledo, Ohio, has added Marc Wulfraat to its managerial team. Wulfraat, who will serve as a director, working in both sales and consulting, brings many years of experience in supply chain consulting and marketing to his new position.
The Port of Savannah has announced that it has been selected as a port of call on Maersk Line's new East Mediterranean service. With this addition, the Georgia port is now a stop for five of the seven dedicated Mediterranean U.S. East Coast services. Last year, Maersk Line and the Georgia Ports Authority signed a 20-year agreement to assure that Savannah remains one of the line's primary ports of call in the South Atlantic.
GENCO has hired Thomas Aumann as senior vice president of brokerage and shipper alliance. Aumann will be responsible for business development and customer relationships for these services at GENCO's Supply Chain Management division in Green Bay, Wis. He joins GENCO with over 15 years of transportation and logistics experience.
Grubb & Ellis, a company that provides commercial real estate services, has named Timothy Feemster to the newly created position of senior vice president, national director of global logistics, transaction services. Feemster has over 30 years of experience in logistics, supply chain and warehouse operations, most recently with Menlo Worldwide. In his new role, Feemster will help Grubb & Ellis expand its real estate resources and offerings for logistics companies.
Michael Weinstock has been promoted to senior vice president, operations at DSC Logistics. He joined DSC in 1996 and has served in a number of capacities since. In addition to Weinstock's appointment, DSC has added Ralph Drayer, founder and chairman of consulting firm Supply Chain Insights, and John Berry, founder and chairman of The Family Business Boardroom Inc., to its advisory board of directors. DSC is a Chicago-based supply chain management company with a nationwide network.
TGW, parent company of Michigan-based TGW-ERMAN- CO, has expanded in Europe. TGW Group has now opened a branch in the United Kingdom, with offices located in the British Midlands. The office will serve the U.K. and Ireland with material handling and integration solutions designed for the challenges found in those markets.
Gene Smith has joined the Loss Prevention Foundation as vice president. A management veteran, Smith will initially be charged with marketing the foundation's LPCqualified certification program. The Loss Prevention Foundation's mission is to advance the loss prevention profession by providing educational resources.
FedEx Freight has promoted Mike Moss to president and CEO of FedEx Freight West. Moss previously worked for FedEx Freight East, joining the company in 1997 after working in a number of sales and operational positions within the transportation industry. FedEx Freight is the regional and interregional less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx Corp.
Jerry Cothran, the retired director for performance-based logistics at the Defense Acquisition University, has joined consulting firm Supply Chain Visions. A recognized expert in performance-based logistics, Cothran will continue as a principal adviser to the Department of Defense while working with Supply Chain Visions' aerospace and defense logistics clients.