Joel Sutherland, managing director of Lehigh University's Center for Value Chain Research, will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 2009 Distinguished Service Award. The honor goes to an individual who has made significant contributions to the art and science of supply chain and logistics management. Sutherland has over 30 years of experience as a logistics and supply chain professional, most recently as president and COO of Air-Road Express.
Fortna announces the expansion of its client support team with the appointment of Scott Miner as vice president, systems implementation, and Nancy Malone as account executive. Miner brings over 20 years of supply chain and information technology experience to his new role. He most recently was with Manhattan Associates, where he managed multisolution global deployments. Malone has over 20 years of account management, technology, and project implementation experience, with a strong background in supply chain process improvements. She most recently was with Fosters Wine Estates.
The board of directors of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) has chosen interim executive director Michael J. Mikitka as the organization's new chief executive officer. Mikitka, who originally joined WERC as conference director, previously served as meeting manager for the Property Loss Research Bureau, a trade association of property and casualty insurance companies.
In addition, WERC has named Connie Anderson conference chair for the group's 2010 conference in Anaheim, Calif. Anderson is president of Aspen, a third-party logistics service provider.
Doosan Infracore has promoted Kim Parkinson to director and COO of the North America Forklift Division. Parkinson, who has over 25 years of material handling industry experience, was most recently the general manager of sales and dealer development.
Two food industry leaders, Pamela Bailey and Leslie Sarasin, have been elected to the board of governors of GS1 US, a supply chain standards organization. Bailey is president and chief executive officer of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), and Sarasin is president and chief executive officer of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).
LSI, a manufacturer of heavy-duty pressure-sensitive labelers for the packaging industry, has appointed Erik Bronander director of sales. Bronander has extensive experience in the packaging industry.
Railinc Corp. has elected Tom Werner of Norfolk Southern Corp. chairman of the Railinc board of directors. Werner, who currently is vice president of information technology at Norfolk Southern, joined the Railinc board in 2007. The company also announced that Heather Campbell of the Canadian Pacific Railway has been elected to the board. Campbell currently serves as vice president of information technology at the Canadian Pacific.
Weber Distribution, a third-party logistics and supply chain management specialist, has hired John Laws as director of transportation and Don Buys as a transportation sales executive. Laws will oversee five service centers in California, Oregon, and Arizona. Buys will be responsible for selling asset and non-asset-based LTL and truckload services.
The Evans Network of Companies, a network of transportation and logistics service providers, has announced two promotions within the organization. Chris Giltz has been named senior vice president of operations, and Kim Lorimer has been named vice president, safety and compliance.
HK Systems has appointed Moataz Eldib as product manager for the company's "Automate the Conventional" solution. Bringing more than 15 years of experience to the position, Eldib will be responsible for the development and implementation of automated guided vehicle (AGV) product plans and launch strategies. Prior to joining HK Systems, Eldib held positions in engineering, marketing, and sales with Hyster Co.
Crowley Holdings Inc. has announced several management changes within its logistics services group. Robert (Bob) Weist has been promoted to vice president of sales. Frank Griffin will assume Weist's prior responsibilities for day-to-day management of Crowley's North American transportation services. Carlos Rice has been named vice president of operations and supply chain management. And Tony Menendez will take on a new role as director of sales for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Fidelitone Logistics, a third-party logistics service provider, has appointed Rob Katchen as its new director of applications development and quality assurance. In his new role, Katchen will be responsible for managing the company's software development and quality assurance teams.
The Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver has elected two new board members. They are William Bourque of the Greenbrier Companies and Mark Joseph of Veolia Transportation North America.