The American Association of Exporters and Importers has chosen former AAEI general counsel Marianne Rowden as its new president and CEO. Rowden had been serving as the association's interim executive since November 2008.
Following its recent purchase of FKI Logistex, Intelligrated has appointed Steve Ackerman, the former president of FKI Logistex, executive vice president of Intelligrated. Ackerman has over 28 years of experience in the automated material handling industry, including more than 10 years in executive management positions at FKI.
Douglas Waggoner, CEO of Echo Logistics, is the recipient of Ernst & Young's 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year award in the emerging companies category for the Midwest region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses.
CTSI, a supply chain service and consulting company based in Memphis, Tenn., has recently undergone a reorganization designed to increase its global visibility. As part of that reorganization, Brian Scott has been named vice president of global sales. In addition, Clifford Lynch, CTSI's executive vice president, will take on expanded duties. Lynch, who writes a regular column for DC VELOCITY, will now be responsible for implementation, client services, and industry relations.
CargoWise has named Holly Scott its new customer service manager. Scott, who will be based out of CargoWise's Chicago office, will manage the company's U.S.-based customer service department. Scott most recently worked for ABX Logistics, where she was responsible for warehouse management system implementations.
El Al, Israel's national airline, has announced the promotion of Gal Amit to cargo manager for North, Central, and South America. Amit joined the airline in 2000 as a security officer in Thailand and later moved over to the sales and marketing side. He most recently served as cargo manager in Thailand.
HighJump Software, a provider of supply chain execution solutions, has announced the appointment of Patrick Spangler as chief financial officer. Prior to joining HighJump, Spangler served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of ev3 Inc., a medical technology provider.
Dave Laird has been promoted to president of Papé Kenworth, the trucking division of the Papé Group. Most recently, Laird was vice president of Oregon operations for Papé Kenworth.
Thermo King Corp., a manufacturer of transport temperature-control systems for a variety of mobile applications, has announced three appointments. Anup Shetty has been named aftermarket marketing manager and will be responsible for new product introductions, marketing programs, and promotions. Scott Bates, who has been with the company since 2007, has been promoted to truck product manager and will have responsibility for developing product strategies that will grow that part of the business. Tom Kampf, also an employee since 2007, has been named trailer product manager. Kampf will be responsible for the company's line of trailer units, including the SB+ Series and the Spectrum multi-temperature units.
Sky-Trax, a company that provides real-time location systems for goods and vehicles, has made three personnel announcements. William Conley Jr. has been named chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Conley, who brings more than 35 years of supply chain/logistics experience to his new position, previously worked for ATC Technology Corp. and FedEx Supply Chain Services.
In addition, the company has hired William H. McDonnell as chief financial officer. McDonnell has extensive experience in creating and managing global financial and operating programs for software developers. Most recently, he served as chief financial officer of S Group International.
Sky-Trax has also hired Tony West as vice president of business development. West will be responsible for building relationships with clients and helping them achieve their operational goals with Sky-Trax solutions. Prior to joining Sky-Trax, he held senior executive positions at West Group Professional Services, Corporate Executive Board, Westcorp Software, and Per-Se Technologies.
OHL, a Brenéwood, Tenn.-based logistics service provider, has announced three promotions. Bert Irigoyen has been appointed president and chief operating officer. Frank Eichler has been appointed chief administrative officer and general counsel. Paul Stone has been promoted to chief financial officer.
Regal Logistics has hired Greg Westover as director of sales. Westover, who has worked for Camco, Weber Distribution, and Milgard Windows, will be responsible for sales and marketing for the third-party logistics service company.