Con-Way NOW, the ground and expedited air business unit of Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., has promoted Lori Blaney to director of business development. Blaney is now responsible for all business development, human resources, recruiting and safety compliance matters for the organization.
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, a logistics and supply chain management company, has acquired Illinois-based Lanter Logistics and Lanter Refrigerated Distributing. With the acquisition, the company now controls 17 million square feet of warehouse space in 20 states and projects it will move more than 500 million pounds of freight this year, making it the nation's eighth largest domestic third-party logistics service provider.
FKI Logistex North America has named Stephen Ackerman president. He succeeds David Martin, who is leaving the company. Ackerman served previously as president of FKI Logistex Alvey Systems.
SEKO Worldwide, a global provider of freight forwarding solutions, has announced that it has been certified as a partner in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). As a member of the C-TPAT program, SEKO Worldwide must maintain a detailed anti-terrorism plan and develop a self-policing program to review its security procedures on a regular basis.
Ann Christopher has joined Kenco Logistic Services as vice president and general counsel. Formerly vice president and general counsel for the International Warehouse Logistics Association, Christopher is now responsible for managing legal affairs for Kenco, where she will review contracts, real estate leases, claims, and all other legal issues.