Kuehne & Nagel Logistics (formerly USCO Logistics) has promoted Douglas S. Brown to vice president, operations administration. His primary responsibilities will be managing real estate activities, major purchasing initiatives and contract and business administration for the company's largest customers.
RedPrairie Corp., a provider of supply chain technology solutions, has appointed Jerry Rau to the newly created position of strategic acquisitions leader.
IFCO Systems has appointed Fred Heptinstall senior vice president and general manager of its U.S. Reusable Plastic Container Division, based in Tampa, Fla.
Industrial Transport Inc. (ITI), an on-site logistics provider of freight trailer switching, yard management and inter-plant shuttle services, has appointed Mattie Harris executive vice president and chief operating officer. In this position, Harris will be responsible for daily operations, sales and marketing.
Material Handling Industry (MHI) has announced the results of its recent election for the group's 2004- 2005 Board of Governors. The Board of Governors, which serves as the MHI's board of directors, consists of the officers of Material Handling Industry plus the chief executive officer and general counsel of the corporation. Ralph C. Deger, president of Bushman Equipment Inc., was elected executive chairman. Brian McNamara, president of Southworth International Group Inc., was elected to the dual position of executive vice chairman and chairman— Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA). Colin Wilson, president of Americas, NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc., was elected vice chair of MHIA. Wilbert Persch, retired from Demag Cranes & Components Corp., will serve as the last retiring executive chairman.
FedEx has named Cathy Ross chief financial officer for FedEx Express, replacing Tracy G. Schmidt.
Foxfire Technologies, a provider of distribution center control systems, has appointed Ralph Henderson vice president of strategic accounts and marketing.
SEKO Global Logistics Network (SGLN), a newly formed global freight forwarder and logistics network that provides supply chain solutions, has appointed Stephen J. Russell president