Genco has appointed Mark Hackl vice president of transportation solutions for its Supply Chain Management Division. Hackl will be responsible for leading the development of new business in the areas of transportation brokerage, carrier relations and technology solutions. Before his appointment, Hackl worked at Georgia Pacific.
Seko, a company that provides freight forwarding and logistics solutions, has opened an office in Houston that offers full-service forwarding operations. The new office serves Houston, Beaumont and Western Louisiana. Brené Walker will be heading up the office.
James Lamb, vice president of marketing and sales for Drives Inc. of Fulton, Ill., was re-elected president of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) at its 72nd annual meeting, which was held recently in Scottsdale, Ariz. Other elected officers are vice president Thomas Easterhouse from Lubriquip in Madison, Wis.; secretary Fred Thimmel from Bryant Products Inc. of Ixonia, Wis.; and treasurer Gary Herder from Prab Inc. of Kalamazoo, Mich.
Hub Group Inc., a freight transportation management company, has appointed Mark Yeager president and chief operating officer. He will be responsible for sales, intermodal operations and the highway and logistics divisions of Hub Group. He had previously been president of field operations for the company. Yeager replaces Thomas Hardin, who now becomes president-rail affairs and will be concentrating on rail strategy and negotiations. In other news, Hub Group's logistics unit, formerly known as Hub Logistics, will now operate under a new name: Unyson Logistics. The change is in name only, as Unyson will remain a part of Hub Group.
UPS is acquiring Messenger Service Stolica S.A., a parcel and express delivery company based in Warsaw, Poland. Stolica, which was launched in 1993, provides customers with a full suite of domestic delivery services.
Bastian Material Handling, LLC has acquired the assets of Van Pak Corp., located in St. Louis. The acquisition will allow BMH to expand its line of robotics, packaging automation and palletizing technologies for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and consumer products industries.
John Allan, the chief executive of Exel, PLC, has been named Commander, Order of the British Empire by England's Queen Elizabeth II. The honor recognizes Allan's lifetime contributions to the freight industry. He has headed Exel since 1994. Allan additionally serves as president of the Freight Transport Association.
TNT Logistics North America has promoted Glen Clark to the position of director of safety and training. He has worked in the company's human resources department since 1998.