Ken Carnes is the new director of automation services at The Numina Group, a material handling systems integrator that specializes in warehousing and distribution automation. Carnes, who will be located in Austin, Texas, will focus on the southern and eastern parts of the country as well as the reverse logistics market. He brings more than 10 years of distribution, procurement, and reverse logistics experience to his new job.
Clare Petrich has been re-elected to the Port of Tacoma (Wash.) Port Commission. She was first elected to the commission in 1995. Don Johnson has also been elected to the commission. Johnson replaces longtime commissioner Jack Fabulich, who retired at the end of last year after 31 years with the Port Commission.
Circumference America Inc., a new non-asset-based transportation holding company focusing on truckload, LTL, expedited, and intermodal transportation services, has announced its management team. Mike Steele is president and CEO, Jesse Martinez is the chief operating officer, and Nicole Steele is vice president and chief financial officer. All three had previously worked for Vexure.
Logistics and freight transportation provider Pacer International has promoted Adriene Bailey to executive vice president, strategy and organizational development. Bailey, who will lead the newly consolidated human resources, corporate marketing, and organizational development functions, has been with the company since 2000.
Doug Marchand, director of the Georgia Ports Authority, has been elected the South Atlantic representative to the American Association of Port Authorities' executive committee. As a member of the executive committee, Marchand will also serve on the U.S. Legislative Policy Council, which reviews the AAPA's legislation and government relations programs.
Alfredo Villacorta Ramos has joined FKI Logistex as service manager in the company's Mexico City regional office. The office provides sales and service support throughout Mexico and Latin America.
Larry Boroff has been promoted to project manager at Advanced Handling Systems, a Lakeland, Fla.-based company that provides integrated material handling systems. He will be responsible for the planning, design, engineering, installation, and delivery of automated conveyor and storage systems.
Agility has named Thomas Griffin president and CEO of Agility Project Logistics, a specialized business unit that serves the oil and gas sectors. Griffin has been with Agility for 10 years. He replaces Gregory Rusovich, who has led the firm since it was acquired in 2005. Rusovich, whose father founded the project cargo company in 1947, resigned to spend more time with his family and to focus on recovery efforts in his home town of New Orleans.
USF Glen Moore has named Jim Daniels vice president of sales and business development. He formerly was with REI Transportation Group in Romeo, Mich. USF Glen Moore is an operating unit of YRC Regional Transportation.
Flynn Transportation Services of Charlotte, N.C., has chosen Byrne Mulrooney as its new president and chief operating officer. He will also be a business partner with Flynn's founder and CEO, Thomas Flynn. Mulrooney has more than 25 years of experience in both the technology and service sectors, most recently with Spherion.
Don Orris, retired CEO and a current director of Pacer International, has assumed the role of interim president of Pacer's Intermodal Segment. In his return to full-time work for the company, Orris will concentrate on growing the intermodal business—working with clients and the company's rail carriers. Pacer is a non-asset-based thirdparty logistics service and freight transportation provider.
Sky-Trax, a company that makes optically based indoor position-sensing technology, has announced the election of its new CEO, Mitch Silver, to the Sky-Trax board of directors. Silver joined Sky-Trax last year.
APL Logistics has promoted John Hurst to vice president of warehouse management services for APL in the Americas. He previously was managing director for APL in Atlanta. In this newly created position, Hurst will oversee 2,000 employees and 15.2 million square feet of warehouse space in North, Central, and South America. Hurst joined APL in 1996.
John Huggins has been named director of M-Pact Solutions, a new supply chain management group formed by Mallory Alexander International Logistics. Huggins has 21 years of experience implementing supply chain solutions for manufacturing and logistics management clients. M-Pact Solutions, which will function as a subsidiary of Mallory Alexander, will provide supply chain management consulting services.