Fortna has hired Michael Dunn as its vice president of sales. Formerly VP of sales with Manhattan Associates, Dunn will be responsible for driving Fortna's sales strategy and execution, and will manage ongoing executive relationships with key prospects and clients.
Robert Walkord has been hired by Circumference America as the company's new chief information officer. Walkord will oversee technology, systems, and IT personnel at Circumference, a non-asset-based transportation holding company. He previously was with NYK Logistics Americas.
Bird-X, a company that makes humane bird and animal pest control solutions for warehouses and other facilities, has hired Dave Kogan as its marketing manager. He brings over 12 years' experience in the marketing field to his new position.
Susan Webb is retiring as president and co-CEO of Jervis B. Webb Co. She has led the company, which was founded by her grandfather, since 2003. During her tenure, the company was sold to Daifuku Co. Ltd. of Japan. Succeeding her as president is Ryuichi Kitaguchi, who will also continue as president of Daifuku America Corp. Masaki Hojo will continue as Daifuku's president and Webb's chairman and co-CEO.
In addition, several other executives have had their roles expanded. Brian Stewart has been promoted to executive vice president and COO. He was formerly senior vice president and COO. Jonathan Ball has been promoted to corporate adviser, Daifuku Co. Ltd. He had previously been senior vice president and CFO of the Webb Co. And John Doychich has been promoted to senior vice president and CFO from vice president of finance and accounting.
Robert Chiarito is the new Central Region vice president of Barthco Americas, a division of OHL. In his new role, Chiarito will manage freight forwarding and customs brokerage operations for the company within the Central Region. He brings to his new position 25 years of experience in international management.
HK Systems has made two new appointments to its team. James Swensen has been hired as account executive for aftermarket customer service. And Eric Thatcher has been named account executive for HK Production Logistics, a division of HK that provides solutions for the 3PL market.
Pete Malloy is joining Intelligrated as sales engineer for its Eastern Region operations. Malloy brings over 27 years of experience in providing turnkey material handling solutions to the distribution and manufacturing industries.
OHL has promoted Fred Loeffel to executive vice president of global account management. In this newly created position, Loeffel will serve on the OHL executive committee and will focus on several strategic areas, including global integrated supply chain, customer care, and business development. Loeffel has been with OHL for 14 years, most recently as senior vice president of global business development.
The Raymond Corp. has named Richard Baker manager of marketing communications. In this role, Baker will be responsible for the marketing of Raymond's lift truck products and for strengthening the Raymond brand in the marketplace. Baker comes to Raymond from Show Works, a Chicago-based event marketing and promotions agency.
Jerry Welcome has been appointed president of the Reusable Packaging Association. He brings to his new position more than 16 years of senior-level management experience at various industry associations, including the International Fresh-Cut Produce Industry, the United Fresh Produce Association, and the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates has promoted Aaron Conway to president. He replaces James Conway, who will continue with the company as an engineering and special product consultant. Mezzanine Safeti-Gates manufactures gates and other safety devices for warehouses and distribution facilities.
American Airlines Cargo Division has appointed Roger Samways managing director of global accounts and sales strategy. Samways replaces Linda Brown, who is retiring. He joined AA Cargo in 1998 as a regional manager based in London and has been credited with much of the company's continued growth in Northern Europe. In his new role, Samways oversees AA Cargo's global accounts team.
Ports America has named Nasir Khan as its new chief development officer. He will be responsible for leading the company's investments and expansion in marine terminals. Prior to joining Ports America, Khan worked as director of infrastructure and energy finance for Citigroup.
Abe Achackzad has been promoted to executive vice president of operations and transportation at Pilot Freight Services. Achackzad, who has been with Pilot for 10 years, most recently served as the company's Western Region VP.