FMI International, a third-party logistics provider to the fashion and retail industries, has hired Joseph Milstein as its new director of corporate business development. FMI International is headquartered in Carteret, N.J.
Several appointments have been made to the management team at Ontario-based PBB Global Logistics. New to the team is Doug Payne, who has been named president, North American transportation operations. Promoted are John Ferguson, chief marketing officer, who now leads all corporate sales and marketing functions; Guy D'Addario, chief information officer, responsible for automated systems and software, as well as the customs brokerage segment and global logistics technologies systems; Gary Vince, president of international logistics operations, who will be responsible for air and ocean freight, warehousing and distribution; and Mark Lidkea, president of customs and trade operations, who is responsible for trade and customs issues.
TNT Logistics North America has selected Dave Lamolinara as its vice president of business development. TNT Logistics North America is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.
UPS has tabbed Jim Winestock for its new director of U.S. operations. He will replace Cal Darden, who has served in the post for the past seven years but is now retiring. Winestock will be responsible for all package operations in the United States.
Schneider National has made some key management appointments. David Vander Ploeg has been named chief financial officer. Vander Ploeg, who has been with Schneider since 1983, was previously senior vice president of finance. He replaces Thomas Gannon, who recently was elected to Schneider National's board of directors and will also serve as vice chairman and secretary of the company. Jack Gross has joined Schneider in the newly created post of vice president and general manager, international. He will be responsible for all of Schneider Logistics' business outside of North America. Brian Bowers has been named senior vice president, global business development, and will focus on sales within Schneider's European, Asian and Mexican regions. Bill Matheson has been promoted to vice president and general manager, intermodal services. He most recently was vice president and general manager of Schneider's Dedicated and Specialty division.
Kimberly Awalt, product manager for U.S. import solutions for Vastera Inc., has been selected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to be a representative in its Automated Commercial Environment Trade Ambassador Program. The Trade Ambassador Program consists of 25 representatives from industry who help shape the processes and technical requirements surrounding the CBP's Automated Commercial Environment initiative.
Jason Lind has been promoted to director of finance and pricing for Logistics Management Solutions (LMS). He previously was LMS's director of operations research. In his new post, he will oversee the company's finance department and develop pricing strategies for the company's services and technologies.
Third-party logistics service provider Logisco has acquired an additional 813,000 square feet of warehouse space in Plainfield, Ind. The facility, located in the AirTech Park, now brings the total warehouse space the company operates in the Indianapolis area to more than 2.1 million square feet. In addition to Indianapolis, Logisco also operates facilities in five other cities around the nation.
Sterling Commerce, a multi-enterprise collaboration company and subsidiary of SBC Communications, is acquiring Yantra Corp., a company that provides distributed order management and supply chain fulfillment solutions. The deal, for $170 million in cash, is subject to regulatory review and is expected to be completed near press time. Sterling Commerce intends to retain all of Yantra's employees and operate the company as a new business division. Yantra's application suite will be incorporated into Sterling Commerce's Multi-Enterprise Services Architecture.
Marceline Absil has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing at Inther Integrated Systems. She will be responsible for developing new business and promoting company growth in the North American market. Based in Cary, Ill., and headquartered in the Netherlands, Inther Integrated Systems is a global systems integrator specializing in solutions for paperless picking and sorting.
FKI Logistex, a company that specializes in integrated material handling solutions, has announced the opening of a new regional office in Mexico City, Mexico. FKI Logistex de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. will provide service and support to the company's customer base throughout Mexico and Latin America.