Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., has promoted several members of its management team. Mark Steenrod, who has been with the company since 1984, has been promoted to national dealer development manager. He was most recently sales support manager. Also promoted was Jewell Brown to national fleet sales and operations manager. She previously served as parts dealer support supervisor and manager of customer satisfaction. And Payman Shabbak has been named national strategic planning and pricing manager. In his new job, he will oversee Toyota's pricing structure, incentives, long- and short-term planning, and strategic initiatives.
Wynright, a material handling equipment manufacturer and integrator whose brands include Automotion Conveyors, has launched Wynright Control Solutions. This realignment consolidates the resources of its former technology companies, Triad Controls and AutoExec SDG, with the electrical engineers from the Automotion Systems Group. Together, they form a single, unified provider of turnkey control services. John Dillon has been named president of Wynright Control Solutions. He has been with Wynright for the past 15 years in various engineering and managerial positions.
Fortna has added two industry veterans as account executives within its sales team. Dan Kremers brings over 20 years of experience to Fortna. He most recently directed system sales and engineering for Distribution Planning Inc. Steve Schwietert also brings extensive material handling and systems integration experience to his new role. He served most recently as vice president of integrated solutions for Advanced Handling Systems.
Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS), which operates an all-plastic pallet rental service, has appointed John Fletcher to its board of directors. Fletcher, a former Brambles Ltd. CEO, has 27 years of experience in the pallet industry.
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. George William Wells has joined Banneker Industries as a government logistics specialist and a member of the company's Strategic Advisory Board. In his new role with Banneker, a company that provides third- and fourth-party logistics management solutions, Wells will be responsible for work relating to government contracts. During his 35-year military career, Wells served in a range of logistics roles, most recently as assistant deputy chief of staff, G-4 for mobilization and training.
Larry Strayhorn has joined TGW-ERMANCO as president. He succeeds Leon Kirschner, who will continue as CEO to facilitate the transition. Strayhorn, who has over 30 years' experience in the material handling industry, has served in management roles at Diamond Phoenix, Rapistan, Demag, and Eaton-Kenway. He is also the current vice chairman of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA).
Flash Global Logistics has hired Alexandre Dias Cecolim as global director, engineering and product development. He brings to his new role 12 years of experience in logistics solutions design, analysis, and management. Flash Global provides inventory management and supply chain solutions for clients in 55 countries.
Dan Gardner has joined ATC Logistics & Electronics as vice president, business development. He comes to ATCLE from Trade Facilitators, a supply chain consulting and training company. ATCLE provides third-party logistics and supply chain services for the wireless, broadband, electronics, medical, industrial, and automotive industries.
Systems Material Handling of Olathe, Kan., has appointed Ed Louis regional manager of business development- Midwest region. Based in the Chicago area, Louis will draw on his extensive experience in parts management and sales to develop the company's aftermarket parts business.
Bill Harvey is the new director of logistics engineering at ChemLogix, a provider of logistics management and technology services to the chemical industry. In his new job, Harvey will help customers find ways to save money in their logistics processes.
Akro-Mills, a manufacturer of bins, totes, and storage containers, has announced several changes to its management team. Laura Manson has been promoted to new product development manager. Susan Lewinsky has joined the company as industrial products manager.
Kenco Logistic Services has promoted two of its executives. Andy Park has been elevated to senior vice president, operations. He is responsible for managing 1.4 million square feet of warehouse space and over 1,000 associates in 10 facilities. Also promoted was Dean Arnold. In his new role as senior vice president, public operations, Arnold now handles over 4 million square feet of space in 15 facilities located throughout the United States.