FKI Logistex has promoted Chris Roach to the new position of vice presi dent, customer service for FKI Logistex North America. Previously, Roach was director of the parts group for FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems. In his new job, Roach will be responsible for all North American parts sales, parts order fulfill ment operations, and hot-line technical support.
AeroVironment has hired John Kim as director of sales for PosiCharge Systems, the company's fast-charging technology business unit. Kim, who has 22 years of experience in sales, marketing, and strategic planning, was most recently director of national sales at Ryder Transportation and Logistics.
Stephen Bruffett has been named to succeed Don Barger, who is retiring as executive vice president and chief financial officer of YRC Worldwide. Bruffett, who has been with the organization since 1998, most recently served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for YRC National Transportation.
Cary Cameron has been named senior vice president of strategic processes and technologies at GENCO. In her new job, Cameron will lead GENCO's research and development technology initiatives and Six Sigma projects. She has been with the company for 18 years and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Jose Vega is the new marketing manager for Datalogic Mobile, a provider of bar-code readers, mobile computers, and RFID systems. He will direct marketing strategy and communications for the Americas. Before joining Datalogic, Vega worked for more than 20 years in the technical marketing field.
Pacer International has promoted David Hoppens to vice president, corporate marketing. Hoppens previously was vice president of marketing at Pacer Stacktrain.
Ports America has chosen Chet Popkowski as its chief financial officer. Ports America is a stevedoring and terminal operations company working at ports along the East and Gulf Coasts. Popkowski, whose background is in financial management, most recently served as a financial consultant to the CFO of semiconductor manufacturer Cree Inc.
Cattron Group International, a manufacturer of remotecontrol products for the railroad and industrial markets, has promoted Chris Loeffler to senior sales engineer at the company's headquarters in Sharpsville, Pa. In this new role, Loeffler will work closely with the company's field sales managers and manufacturers to provide timely information on the company's products to users, dealers, distributors, and prospects.
Daylight Transport, an expedited less-than-truckload transportation and logistics company based in Long Beach, Calif., has appointed Tanya Dinh to the position of director of quality. She will be responsible for assessing current processes and soliciting input to drive improvements in quality within all areas of the company.
Hanson Logistics has promoted Jeffrey Frazier to vice president and general manager of its new Chicago Consolidation Center. Frazier previously managed the company's Logansport facility in Indiana. Hanson Logistics provides temperature-controlled transportation, warehousing, and supply chain services.
Tak Kozakai has been promoted to director, international projects and marketing at California Cartage Co., a national trucking, distribution, deconsolidation, and warehousing company. In this newly created position, Kozakai will be responsible for directing all sales and pricing for this specialized division of California Cartage. He has been with the company for more than 25 years, most recently as general manager of international marketing.
Terra Technology, a provider of demand sensing and inventory optimization solutions, has hired Carol Wiener as vice president of consulting. She brings more than 20 years of supply chain and consulting experience to her new position.
Weber Distribution, based in Los Angeles, has promoted Bill Butler to president and chief executive officer, and John Nutt to chief operating officer. The moves resulted from the retirement of Nick Weber, who is giving up the role of company CEO but will stay on as chairman. Weber is a third-generation owner of the 82-year-old family business. He has been with the company for 43 years.
In another move, Weber Distribution has hired Jim Baugh as vice president, warehouse operations. He has 30 years of experience in logistics, including contract freight operations and third-party logistics.