Steve Simmerman has joined the business development team at Next View Software. Simmerman brings an extensive background in sales and marketing to his new job, having previously worked for Swisslog, Sonica Software, RedPrairie (McHugh), and Digital Equipment Corp.
Intelligrated has hired Danny Rand as its new vice president, Southwest Operations. He will be handling the growth and development of Intelligrated in nine Southwestern states. Rand brings over 24 years of experience in material handling and distribution operations to his new role.
RedPrairie has named R. Michael Mayoras as its new chief executive officer. He replaces John Jazwiec, who had led the company for the past six years before resigning in October. Mayoras will also serve on RedPrairie's board of directors. He has been with the company since 2004, first as executive vice president of customer and delivery service, and later as president of SCE Americas.
Knighted Computer Systems, a supplier of warehouse management software, has hired Paul Allen as director of operations. Allen has over 25 years of experience developing and implementing warehouse management systems. He previously held positions with Sage-Adonix, V3 Systems (Optum), and EXE Technologies.
Ron Baucom has been promoted to manager of sales and service at Old Dominion's Nashville, Tenn., service center. He had been the manager of sales and service at the company's Huntsville, Ala., location for the past nine years.
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OH Logistics) has named Charlie Pinto executive vice president of human resources. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for managing the company's personnel. Pinto was most recently senior vice president of human resources at InfoNXX.
OH Logistics has also hired John Hafferty as CFO of its International Services group. In this newly created role, Hafferty will oversee the financial strategy of the division. He previously worked for Schenker Americas and UPS.
The Raymond Corp. has appointed Chuck Pascarelli vice president, sales and marketing. Among his new responsibilities are dealer development, fleet management, product management, and customer services. Pascarelli most recently was with Fuji Film Corp.
Charlie McGee has been promoted to vice president of international development at Averitt Express. In his new role, he will develop new international markets and partnerships for the company. McGee, who joined Averitt in 2003, is a 31-year veteran of the transportation industry.
Kenco Logistic Services has made two new management appointments. Trace Spier was promoted to vice president of operations. Spier, who formerly was director of operations for the company, has been with Kenco since 2004. The company has also named 14-year industry veteran Todd Wilhite director of sales for Kenco's transportation division. He previously was with M.S. Carriers and U.S. Express.
Schneider Electric's North American Operating Division has hired Kristin Johnson-Holz as vice president of marketing. She comes to her new role from Grainger, where she was senior director of marketing and advertising for Grainger Industrial Supply as well as marketing manager of national accounts and government.
SkyBitz, a provider of satellite-based asset tracking systems, has appointed Dr. Homaira Akbari as its new CEO. He brings over 17 years of experience working in sales, marketing, and management within high-tech operations.
David Kulik, the vice chairman of CEVA Group, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Jacksonville Port Authority. Also named to the board was Andrew Fogarty of CSX Corp.
Justin Latona has joined Advanced Handling Systems as a system sales engineer. Advanced Handling Systems is an integrated material handling solutions provider located in Lakeland, Fla.