Con-Way Southern Express, a company of Con-Way Transportation Services, has begun operations in a new facility in Memphis. The new service center will allow Con-Way Southern Express to triple its freight capacity. The building has 231 dock doors and is situated on an 88-acre site. The less-than-truckload carrier will be able to provide next-day service to locations as far away as Milwaukee. The facility will service all of North America.
Fortna has appointed Jeremy Davidson as account executive. Davidson's new job will be to expand Fortna's presence in the central part of the United States. He brings to the job experience in supply chain benchmarking, inbound logistics, transportation, distribution network strategies and process optimization. Fortna, headquartered in Reading, Pa., provides software, design and handling equipment for logistics and distribution systems.
Jill Raab is the new marketing communications coordinator for FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems. She has spent the past seven years in FKI's international, beverage, and newspaper sales organizations. In her new job, Raab will be developing marketing initiatives for the company's Alvey, White and Cleco brands.
FKI's Warehouse and Distribution division has also made several key appointments. In customer operations, Chuck Waddle is now executive vice president, sales and systems engineering. Ken Buzek moves to executive vice president, project management and installation, and Gary Cash has been appointed vice president, product management.
Ron Hounsell has joined Cadre Technologies as the company's director of logistics services. Hounsell is a 22-year veteran of supply chain operations and consulting firms. Cadre Technologies is a supplier of fulfillment systems used by logistics service providers and has offices in Denver and Baltimore.
Pro Active Solutions, a company that specializes in product returns management, reverse logistics and engineering services, has appointed Kirk Kimbel director of account management. Kimbel will be responsible for managing the company's sales, marketing and business development efforts.
Panalpina, a Swiss provider of forwarding and logistics services that operates in 74 countries, has agreed to become the first tenant in the new Elk Grove Village logistics center near Chicago. The center, managed by AMB Property Corp., is adjacent to O'Hare International Airport. Panalpina will lease 121,480 square feet in the complex, which is slated to open early next year.
P&O Nedlloyd, a provider of point-to-point container shipping services, has made several new executive appointments within its North American Trade and Logistics operations. Chris Dombalis is the new senior vice president for Pacific Trade. Todd Rives has been appointed vice president for North-South Trade. Rick Miller has been selected as vice president for Australia/New Zealand Trade. And Christopher Prey has been appointed vice president and general manager for P&O Nedlloyd Logistics.
TNT Logistics has appointed two managers to its North American business development group. Mike Biason has been promoted to business development manager. He had been TNT's manager of purchasing and maintenance. Also hired as a business development manager is Tony Vassallo, who has nearly 20 years of experience in sales and business development positions.
Manugistics Group, a company that provides demand and supply chain management solutions, has chosen Joe Cowan as its chief executive officer. Cowan has extensive experience in supply chain management. Gregory J. Owens will continue to be Manugistics' chairman of the board and will also assist the company in developing business strategies.
Gary Park has been named the new vice president of implementation for Ozburn-Hessey Logistics. Park will be responsible for managing OHL's newly formed implementation staff, ISO quality program and new customer startups. Prior to the appointment, Park had been OHL's director of integration. Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, which is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., operates more than 17 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space in 20 states.
BorgWarner Inc. has named John J. McGill to the newly created post of vice president, global supply chain and champion of emerging market utilization. McGill's responsibilities will be to drive operating synergies throughout the company's supply chain and to coordinate the development of emerging markets such as China. McGill had been president and general manager of BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems, Drivetrain Group. BorgWarner engineers components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications.
W&H Systems, a material handling systems integrator based in Carlstadt, N.J., has added Earl Beasley to its sales team. Beasley will be based in Grand Rapids, Mich., and will be developing new business opportunities throughout North America.