Hytrol Conveyor Co. has named Graham Starling manager of multimedia and marketing specialties. Starling has been with Hytrol for over 15 years, 10 of them in the marketing area.
Mario Herndl has been promoted to chief operating officer of TGW-ERMANCO. He previously served as chief liaison officer between parent company TGW GmbH of Austria and the Michigan-based TGW- ERMANCO.
The National Industrial Transportation League has added C. Jake Jacoby to its staff as a policy analyst. His primary focus will be on highway transportation issues, such as funding, public partnerships, and productivity. He will also work as the staff liaison with the Highway Transportation Committee.
Keogh Consulting, a management consulting firm for the supply chain industry, is opening a new office in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro-Plex. The company currently has offices in Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Norm Saenz has been hired as an associate principal and will head the new Texas office.
Grimes Trucking Co. has chosen Ike Sherlock as its new director of fleet operations, responsible for the general management of the company's trucking business. Before his latest move, Sherlock worked for the company's non-assetbased subsidiary, Grimes Transportation Brokerage.
HighJump Software has hired Joel Levinson as its new president. Levinson joins HighJump after 20 years with EDS.
Joel Hoffner has retired as president and CEO of Paragon Technologies, an Easton, Pa.-based supplier of material handling equipment and warehouse and distribution software solutions. Hoffner will continue as a consultant to the company. Leonard Yurkovic, former CEO and a current board member, has been appointed acting CEO, and William Casey has been named president and chief operating officer of SI Systems, Paragon's material handling business.
Descartes Systems Group, a vendor of software-as-aservice logistics solutions, has hired Stephanie Ratza as its new chief financial officer. She has worked for more than 12 years in financial capacities with other public technology companies.
Hans-Georg Frey has been named chairman of the board of management for lift truck manufacturer Jungheinrich, AG. Prior to the appointment, Frey had been managing director for Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH, a German manufacturer of vehicle cranes and heavy-duty crawler cranes. In addition to lift trucks, Jungheinrich supplies integrated material handling solutions, rack systems, and other logistics products.
Michael Lavelle has been promoted to president of the U.S. truck division for Doosan Infracore Forklifts. He had been vice president of sales and marketing for the company for the past 10 years. Lavelle replaces Tom Yoon, who has been reassigned to the post of managing director for overseas sales and marketing in Seoul, Korea.
Con-way has promoted Lynn Reinbolt to president of its trailer manufacturing subsidiary, Road Systems Inc. Road Systems designs, builds, and sells freight trailers and other equipment to its sister transportation and logistics operating companies within the Con-way organization. Reinbolt previously was general manager of Road Systems.
In other Con-way news, Con-way Freight's director of safety and environmental compliance, Robert Petrancosta, has been selected as a member of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association has elected Fred Thimmel as its new president. In his regular role, Thimmel is president of Bryant Products of Ixonia, Wis. The association also elected Daniel Fannin of Emerson Power Transmission as vice president; R. Todd Swinderman of Martin Engineering as secretary; and Bill Pugh of Ralphs-Pugh Co. as treasurer. The following were elected to the board: Jim Calhoun of FMC Technologies; Warren Chandler of Stephens- Adamson; Rick Lee of Transnorm; and Jim Lamb of Drives Inc.
White Systems, a manufacturer of carousel storage systems, has appointed Michael Brandel vice president of manufacturing. He has been with the company since 2003. White also named Charles Scagliozzi senior vice president of customer service and support. Scagliozzi has been with White since 1985 and brings over 20 years of experience working with customers to his new position. In addition to customer support, he will be responsible for all of White's IT efforts.
Angelica Rodriguez has been named director, loss prevention for the National Retail Federation. Prior to her promotion, Rodriguez worked in the NRF membership department as a member relations manager.