Joe DeLuca has joined the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) as director of marketing. DeLuca, a 30-year veteran of the marketing, advertising, and communications professions, was most recently director of product marketing at Con-way. In his new role at CSCMP, DeLuca will oversee all global marketing and communications strategies, branding, collaborative membership initiatives, and public and media relations for the worldwide logistics industry association.
Softeon, a supply chain software specialist, has hired Nancy Malone as vice president of sales. She brings more than 20 years of experience to her new position, including time spent working at MARCGlobal (now RedPrairie) and Philips Consumer Electronics.
William Ostermeyer is the new director of sales at viastore systems. He comes to viastore from Prostaff Logistics, where he served as vice president of operations. Previously, Ostermeyer worked at Swisslog as vice president of sales and consulting.
Raymond Corp. has hired David Furman as its new vice president of marketing. He joins Raymond from Agfa Corp., where he had served as senior manager of business and channel development of the NAFTA region. In his new role, Furman will head up Raymond's market research, marketing communications, product marketing, technical publications, and training operations.
HK Systems has made two major changes to its management team. John Hines has been promoted to president, HK Production Logistics. In his new position, Hines, who had been executive vice president and chief financial officer for HK Systems, will oversee operations for the new division, which is designed to help clients manage inbound flow and provide critical logistics services. He will also continue to serve as a director of HK Systems.
In the other move, James (Jamie) Purko has been appoint ed to replace Hines as vice president and chief financial officer of HK Systems. He previously had been the company's vice president and controller.
AL Systems has added two new members to its corporate family. Kim Baudry is the new director of client development. She is a veteran of the warehouse and material handling industry. Before joining AL Systems, Baudry was regional vice president at Reddwerks, where she led sales efforts for the Southeast region. Joining Baudry on the client development team is Dave Takats. He will serve as client development manager. He previously led alliance development and sales efforts for ESYNC.
Mark Riedel is joining GRSI as vice president. GRSI is a material handling and packaging systems integrator based in Conshohocken, Pa. In his new role, Riedel will focus on sales and business project management, working from GRSI's western regional office in Phoenix.
FKI Logistex Canada has appointed Michael Bell as its customer service and support manager. Bell, who has been with FKI for 10 years, started out as a site technician for an automated storage and retrieval distribution plant in Glasgow, Scotland.
Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, has been selected as the Person of the Year by the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association. King is currently serving his eighth term in the House of Representatives and is a ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee. The Person of the Year Award honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the global trade community.
Fortna has hired Richard Kingdon as vice president of supply chain consulting. Based in Toronto, Kingdon will focus on developing Fortna's Canadian business. In the past, he founded his own supply chain consulting business, In Stride Solutions. Kingdon also led Arthur Andersen's Canadian supply chain practice.
The Port of Tacoma has made several management changes. Brian Mannelly has been named director of port planning, Michael Keim is the new senior contracts administrator, and David Myers and Tom Kress have both been named senior project managers.