Swisslog Logistics has promoted Brian Keiger to industry segment manager for food and beverage markets in North America. Keiger joined Swisslog in 2008 with more than 18 years of automation experience, primarily working with Transbotics Corp.
Randall Gibson, an industry veteran and expert in simulation modeling, and Dr. Ricki Ingalls, an associate professor at Oklahoma State University's School of Industrial Engineering and Management, have formed a new company called Diamond Head Associates. The consulting firm focuses on advanced operations research tools, such as simulation and optimization, to help clients improve their supply chain performance.
Delcan, an engineering, management, and technology consulting firm, has hired Rosalyn Wilson, a 30-year veteran of the transportation and logistics industry. She will provide analysis, assessments, and reports on a variety of freight- and other transportation-related issues, working from Delcan's Vienna, Va., office.
Steve Strifler has been promoted to chief executive officer of Cisco-Eagle, a large material handling distributor and systems integrator headquartered in Dallas. Strifler, who joined the firm in 1995, most recently served as president and chief operating officer. In addition to his duties as CEO, he will continue in the role of company president.
Lucas Systems, a company that supplies voice-directed warehouse applications, has added two new executives to its management team. James Margaria is the new director of engineering, focusing on the continued development of the company's Jennifer voice applications. Chris Sweeney also joins the company in a technology management role. As senior vice president, Sweeney will be responsible for accelerating the company's revenue growth and strategic expansion.
GS1 US has elected Robert Carpenter chief executive officer. Carpenter comes to GS1 US from Aramark Corp., where he served as senior vice president of business and strategic development for Aramark International. GS1 US is a member organization of the 108-nation GS1, a global notfor- profit organization dedicated to the adoption of standards- based supply chain solutions.
Ruth Barnes has been appointed vice president of human resources for Saddle Creek Corp., a Lakeland, Fla.-based thirdparty logistics service provider. In her new role, Barnes will oversee human resources for more than 1,600 employees at 46 facilities across the country.
Zebra Technologies has named Sharon Brindley vice president, North American sales, for specialty printing solutions. Brindley, who has more than 20 years of industry experience, comes to Zebra from Lexmark International, where she most recently served as vice president of U.S. business channels and SMB.
The South Carolina State Ports Authority has selected Paul McClintock for the newly created position of senior vice president and chief commercial officer. He will be in charge of all business development functions for the authority, including sales and marketing for the ports of Charleston and Georgetown.
Epicor Software has promoted Michael Pietrini to CFO and executive vice president, finance and administration. Pietrini, who has been with the enterprise business software developer for 14 years, has served in many areas of the company, including sales management, customer service, product development, and marketing.
Sunteck Transport Group, a non-asset-based provider of transportation services, has named Laura Diehl carrier relations manager. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Diehl will be responsible for qualifying and setting up carriers in Sunteck's carrier database as well as managing carrier compliance initiatives.
D.W. Morgan Co. has appointed Steven Ng managing director of its Asian operations. Ng, who will help open several new offices in Asia this year, previously was branch manager in the company's Penang, Malaysia, office. D.W. Morgan is a consulting, transportation management, and logistics services company headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif.
Brené Todd has been named to the newly created position of business development manager, chemical markets at container supplier Arena Products. He will lead efforts to develop non-hazardous chemical markets for the company's reusable, foldable bag-in-box IBC products.