Ryder System has selected John Williford as its new president of Global Supply Chain Solutions. Williford comes to this newly created position from Golden Gate Logistics, where he had been president and CEO. He will be responsible for global management, operations, sales, marketing, and the financial performance of Ryder's Supply Chain Solutions business segment.
Troy VanWormer has been appointed director, supply chain consulting at Fortna. He will lead Fortna's Organizational Excellence (OE) Practice, which provides clients with services and solutions for labor productivity tracking, engineered standards, training, and incentive programs. Before joining Fortna, VanWormer was a founder and managing partner of XCD Performance Consulting.
Albert Oses, a regional sales manager for Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, has been elected president of the Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association. The association works to foster communications between federal agencies and the logistics and trade community in order to expand international trade and other business opportunities for Florida companies.
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) has elected Dan Fannin as its new president. Fannin is vice president of marketing for Emerson Power Transmission, located in Maysville, Ky.
Other newly elected CEMA officers include Todd Swinderman of Martin Engineering, who will serve as vice president; Bill Pugh of Ralphs-Pugh Co., who will serve as secretary; and George Huber III of Industrial Kinetics, who will serve as treasurer. New CEMA board members are Jerry Heathman of Chantland Pulley & Roller Co., Jay Lee of Baldor Dodge Reliance, Tom Melton of Martin Sprocket & Gear, and Bill Casey of SI Systems.
Seko has appointed Bryan Vining as its new vice president of strategic development. Vining will be responsible for developing new offices within Seko's global logistics network. He comes to Seko after serving as director of corporate business development at Kitty Hawk.
DSC Logistics, an integrated logistics and supply chain management company, has named David Copeland vice president, corporate controller. He comes to DSC from Equity Office Properties Trust, where he was responsible for the fixed assets, revenue accounting, and technical accounting areas.
The Transportation Sales & Marketing Association has elected new officers. Candi Cybator of Pitt Ohio Express has been named chairman of the association. Cecil "Chip" Overbey of Old Dominion Freight Lines is president, John Marsaglia of Maple Transportation is vice president, Mitch Anderson of Milan Express is treasurer, and Gregg Zody of BNSF Railway is the new conference chair.
Four other industry leaders were elected to three-year terms on the association's board of directors. They are Al Bucher of Lakeville Motor Express, Shawn Dearman of Myers Transportation Services, Bill Kimmel of Quik X Group, and Vince Rogers of Routes Transportation.
New officers have been chosen to lead the Warehousing Education and Research Council for the next year. Mark Cleveland of Allstate Insurance is the new president, Timothy Feemster of Grubb & Ellis is the vice president/president elect, Catherine Cooper of Ozburn- Hessey Logistics is secretary/treasurer, and Ken Miesemer of St. Onge Co. is immediate past president.
Datalogic Mobile Inc. has appointed Brad Wall as its new sales manager for North America. Wall has more than 20 years of experience in the automatic identification and data capture industry, the past eight with PSC/Datalogic. He has also worked for Stratix Corp. and Manhattan Associates.
Dave Williams has been promoted to vice president and will serve as part of the national Supply Chain Solutions group for Hitachi Consulting. Hitachi Consulting is the business and IT consulting arm of Hitachi Ltd. Williams first joined the company in 2000 as part of Hitachi Consulting's acquisition of Grant Thornton.
The International Foodservice Distributors Association has elected its new officers. The new chairman is John Martin, CEO of Martin Brothers Distributing Co. The group's new vice chairman is Malcolm Sullivan, CEO of Pate Dawson Co., and its treasurer is James Kite Jr., president of Ellenbee-Leggett Co.
CEVA Logistics has made three new appointments to its management team. Rick Fields has been promoted to director of technology. He had been senior information technology manager. Melissa Alwood has been promoted to director of quality assurance. She has been with the company for nine years, most recently as senior manager of quality assurance. And Todd Pye has rejoined CEVA as director of operations for the company's rail services group, a role he had held before taking a year off to pursue his Master of Business Administration degree.