CEVA Logistics has hired a new managing director and promoted several other managers in its North American operations. Jerry Riordan is the new managing director. Riordan comes to CEVA from Budget Truck Rentals, where he was president. James Krepp has been promoted to vice president of procurement, Kerry Zielinski is the new vice president of automotive logistics, and Chad Zollman has been promoted to director of automotive logistics.
Thomas Goetz is the new sales manager-North America for Viastore Systems, a supplier of automated material handling solutions. Goetz previously was with Retrotech.
Thomas Snowberger has been named the new senior vice president of human resources for DHL Express USA. Snowberger will also serve as a member of the DHL Express U.S. Management Board.
Jack Holmes, who has served for the past year as senior vice president of operations for UPS Freight, has been promoted to president. He replaces Gordon Mackenzie, who is retiring.
SEKO, a freight forwarding and supply chain solutions specialist, has appointed Dan Sarna chief financial officer. He will be responsible for all financial, accounting, and treasury functions for SEKO and its affiliates.
Lightning Pick Technologies, a supplier of pick-to-light and other advanced order fulfillment systems, has hired Peter Gerbitz as its western region sales manager. Gerbitz, who has extensive experience in transportation and logistics processes, spent the past 11 years working in sales and operations service with UPS.
ABB has promoted Enrique Santacana to region manager, ABB North America and president and CEO of ABB Inc., USA. Santacana has been with ABB since 1977.
AIMS Logistics has announced two appointments to its marketing and communications team. Melanie Hall is the new marketing coordinator, and Sindhia John has been hired as communications coordinator.
David Heller is the new vice president of business development for Ozburn-Hessey Logistics. He will initially work with the supply chain management company's transportation group. Heller comes to OH Logistics from PRIISM Group, a 3PL company that he built and managed.
Diamond Phoenix has made three new hires for its software and controls team. Ronald Lavallee is the new manager of controls engineering, responsible for the development, maintenance, and quality of the company's control systems. Cory Knape is a new senior controls engineer working on developing software applications. And Gail Emhoff has joined the company as a senior technical writer.
VSR Logistics has made two new hires. Craig Lamantia is the new national account manager responsible for acquiring, developing, and managing strategic account business. Julie Kahn has joined the company as corporate services manager. She will be responsible for pricing, billing, and rating functions and will oversee VSR's customer service operation.
Michael Zachary has joined Tompkins Associates as senior vice president of ports and maritime. He will manage that aspect of the consulting business with a focus on supply chain visibility and security. Zachary comes to Tompkins from a management position at the Port of Tacoma, Wash.
The Georgia Ports Authority has hired James "Jamie" McCurry Jr. as general manager of external affairs. McCurry, who had served as the port authority's manager of legislative affairs from 1997 to 2002, will now oversee external communications, port relations, and government relations.
Craig Smith is the new chief financial officer for Weber Distribution, a West Coast logistics and supply chain management specialist. Smith brings over 30 years of financial expertise to his new position.
Rich Kozak is now vice president of global sales at Pittsburgh Logistics Systems. Kozak, who was previously with Eagle Global Logistics, brings over 23 years of transportation and logistics experience to his new job.