DHL Danzas Air & Ocean, the global air, ocean freight and logistics arm of DHL, has expanded operations to, from and within Hawaii and Alaska. New in-state services provide clients with convenient access to heavyweight delivery. Included in the launch is "APS Instate" (Alaska-Pacific Service), which handles full container loads and less-thancontainer traffic. Alaska-bound goods from the lower 48 states are trucked to Seattle for vessel shipment. Goods headed for Hawaii ship from the Port of Long Beach.
Douglas Stotlar, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., has been named president and chief executive officer of Con- Way and a senior vice president of parent company CNF. Stotlar succeeds Gerald L. Detter, who is retiring from his executive positions at Con-Way and CNF. Detter has agreed to serve as an advisor to the company until Jan. 31, 2006.
Stotlar has been Con-Way's executive vice president since 1999. He was named chief operating officer in 2002. Prior to that, Stotlar headed Con-Way NOW, the company's time-definite freight services carrier. He first joined Con-Way as a freight supervisor for regional carrier Con-Way Central Express.
Steven A. Axelrod has been appointed vice president and general manager, material handling solutions, for Peach State Integrated Technologies. His new duties include overseeing sales, engineering, project management and customer support services at the Atlanta-based supply chain engineering firm. Axelrod brings more than 20 years of management experience to his new position.
The U.S. Postal Service has approved the use of the belted Accuzone accumulation conveyors from FKI Logistex in its postal facilities. The belted Accuzone accumulates products at more than a 15-degree pitch, which enables accumulation on inclines and declines. It is designed to accommodate products that would be difficult to handle on standard roller conveyors.
Freight Hauling Logistics has named Daniel Egan to the position of president, Special Services Group. Egan, who will be based in Scottsdale, Ariz., will be responsible for customer development, agent recruitment and product line management. He has more than 13 years' experience in third-party logistics, including senior management positions.
HK Systems-Irista has opened a second RFID test center. The center, which is located at the company's manufacturing facility in Hebron, Ky., allows clients to experiment with various types of RFID equipment and system configurations to support their pilot efforts.
Kuehne + Nagel has named Bill Spiker as its Western Region vice president of sales. Spiker has worked in logistics sales and business development for more than 20 years, most recently with JB Hunt Distribution Services. He will be based at Kuehne + Nagel's distribution center in Ontario, Calif.
Pelion Systems has made two major appointments. Richard Sherman, formerly of Gold & Domas Research, is the new senior vice president of marketing. Rich Cialabrini, formerly with Parametric Technologies, has been tapped as the senior vice president of sales. Pelion Systems provides manufacturing process optimization software products and services based on lean, Six Sigma and demand flow methodologies.
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. has made a number of key management appointments. They include Payman Shabbak, strategic planning manager; Troy Kaiser, distribution services manager; Mike Cockrell, Northeast territory manager; Jerry Clark, national account manager; Bruce Marti, customer support and service and parts marketing manager; Luis Chaves, sales and product training manager; Elizabeth Agnew, national account manager; and David Humphry, national account/fleet sales support manager.
Raymond W. Tippit Sr. has been named the 2004 Silver Kingpin Award winner by the Intermodal Association of North America. Tippit is an industry veteran and currently a senior consultant to Mi-Jack Products, a manufacturer of intermodal rail and port lift equipment. The Silver Kingpin Award is presented annually at IANA's fall conference to an individual who has made outstanding career-long contributions toward advancing the intermodal freight transportation industry.
ORBIS Corp. has acquired California-based Inventive Container Solutions (ICS), formerly known as Hays Container Services. ICS provides rental, washing and logistical services to major fruit and vegetable growers and shippers that supply grocery retailers. Included in the purchase is a container washing site in King City, Calif. The newly acquired firm will operate as ORBIS Container Services, a subsidiary of ORBIS Corp.