Joe Pajer has joined Vocollect as the new president of the company's Supply Chain Business. In this role, he will oversee sales, marketing, product management, engineering, and operations for the voice technology company's supply chain segment. Pajer comes to Vocollect with over 20 years of executive management experience, including stints at Marconi, Fore Systems, and Compaq Computer Corp.
SI Systems has hired Scott Morgan as a sales executive. Morgan has 28 years of experience in order fulfillment and returns logistics systems. He also owned a design/build consulting firm and developed leading-edge warehouse mapping and inventory slotting software. SI Systems is a division of Paragon Technologies.
ASAP Automation has promoted Damir Kantardzic to president. Kantardzic, who joined ASAP in 1995 as a software developer, became vice president of software development in 2002. ASAP is a provider of advanced automation technologies and supply chain execution software.
7Hills Business Solutions has appointed Abhay Edlabadkar CEO and president. Prior to joining 7Hills in October, Edlabadkar worked in various leadership roles with Lucent Technologies. 7Hills provides on-demand supply chain and logistics software solutions as well as consulting and business process optimization services.
Steven Schumaker has joined Forte as the company's new director of consulting. Schumaker, who brings 28 years of experience in supply chain management to his new role, will lead Forte's growing network and inventory optimization solutions practice.
James Prather has joined J&D Associates as a regional sales manager. Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Prather will oversee the Midwest region for the company, which provides storage systems. J&D Associates is a division of United Fixtures/Interlake.
Alyce Benge has joined the Port of Tacoma as contracts manager. She will be responsible for the management and oversight of construction contracts.
Avery Dennison has appointed John "Jack" Farrell vice president and general manager for its RFID division. He replaces Robert Cornick, who was recently tapped to head up the company's Printer Systems division.
Agility has named Michael Robinson as the new chief operating officer for its U.S.-based Global Integrated Logistics group. Robinson joins Agility with over 20 years of logistics operations experience, most recently with Schenker U.S.
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has awarded the 2008 Bernard J. LaLonde Best Paper Award to Dr. Photis Panayides. Panayides is an associate professor of shipping economics at Cyprus University of Technology. The winning paper, Effects of Organizational Learning in Third-Party Logistics, describes how organizational learning can be a key logistics resource and examines its impact on relationship orientation, logistics service quality, and logistics service providers' overall performance.
Daniel Langdon, the president of East Penn Manufacturing Co., has been elected president of the Battery Council International (BCI). Langdon has also served on the organization's board for many years. East Penn manufactures a variety of batteries, including those used in lift trucks.
Transportation and logistics software provider IES has added three people to its business development team. Bill Garrison, Brian Saracco, and Daniel Liza will work to develop new initiatives in the company's sales and marketing areas.
Bob Gleason is the new president and CEO of RedTail Solutions, which provides managed electronic data interchange (EDI) and global data synchronization (GDS) services for mid-market suppliers in the retail chain. Gleason takes over the management of the company from Patricia Meisner, who co-founded RedTail Solutions in 2001.
Exel has announced a number of promotions. Andrew Hadland is the new senior vice president and general manager of Exel Transportation Services (ETS) Managed Transportation. Todd Thompson has been named senior vice president and general manager, ETS Agency Network.
Also promoted were Cindy Riley, vice president, commercial contract management; Dennis Lutwen, vice president, commercial finance; Doris Leach, vice president, project management; Nancy Rapelje, senior director, LMS/Re-engineering; Jeff Abeson, vice president, customer development, home and business delivery, and retail replenishment, Exel Direct; and Joe Rampi, senior director, central network operations, Exel Direct.