Paul Tay has joined Ryder System as vice president and managing director for the Asia Pacific region. Tay comes to the warehousing and transportation management company from APL Logistics, where he was vice president of consolidation. He brings to his new job more than 15 years of experience in both contract and international supply chain management.
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) has elected four industry leaders to its board of directors. They are Bill Mathis of Glazier Foods Co. (Houston, Texas); Andrew Mercier of Merchants Foodservice (Hattiesburg, Miss.); Mac Pearce of Performance Food Group (Richmond, Va.); and Larry Perkins of Perkins (Taunton, Mass.).
M33 Integrated Solutions, a logistics solutions provider, has added two managers to its sales force. Mike Cutone is the new business development manager for the Atlanta metro area, and Thomas Kirschner is the new business development manager for the Raleigh/Durham market. M33 is known for its Webbased transportation management system.
EnVista has hired Al Gagnon to lead the company's labor management and lean logistics practices. Gagnon, who has extensive experience in supply chain and labor management, formerly was president of Gagnon & Associates, which introduced the industry's first commercial labor management software application. He has also served in executive positions at Manhattan Associates and RedPrairie.
Meredith Neizer is the new president of Alliant Logistics, a division of U.S. Foodservice. She joins the company after seven years with the Martin-Brower Co., where she most recently served as president of MBX Logistics. She has also worked for Maersk Sealand, Exxon International, and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
Sunteck Transport Corp., a non-assetbased provider of transportation services, has hired Linda Clark as director of recruiting and development. She brings to her new job more than 32 years of experience in the transportation industry. Clark has spent the last 12 years working in recruiting roles and was most recently at Arnold Transportation as director of corporate recruiting.
The U.S. Postal Service has promoted Pranab Shah to vice president and managing director, global business. Shah previously had been executive director of global business strategy and technology. He succeeds Paul Vogel, who recently retired.
Ken Allen has been promoted to chief executive officer at DHL Express. He has also been appointed to the company's management board. Allen, who has held a number of positions within DHL since 1994, most recently served as CEO of DHL Express USA.
Kenco Logistic Services has promoted three of its executives to vice president of operations, with management responsibilities for particular accounts and/or facilities. The first new VP of operations, Paula Hise, will lead the GSK Consumer Healthcare network. The next, John Lamb, will lead the Whirlpool LDC network. The third, Greg Boring, will manage the Whirlpool RDC & FDC network and the Honeywell Louisville site.
Valerie Bonebrake has joined Tompkins Associates as senior vice president of global supply chain services. She comes to the firm from YRC Logistics, where she was executive vice president. Before that, she spent 19 years working for Ryder.
RailAmerica has hired a new vice president and promoted two other senior executives. Gabe Lazzaro joins the rail company as the new vice president of human resources. Sachi Mishra has been promoted to vice president of operations finance. And Carolyn Stefanic has been promoted to assistant vice president, transportation logistics center, revenue protection center, and systems.
Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature-control systems, has named Doug Lenz director of product management. He will handle products for the company's trailer, truck, and auxiliary power unit (APU) lines. Lenz had previously worked for Thermo King from 1993 to 2007.