Kane Is Able, Inc. has announced the expansion of its distribution and transportation operations in the southeastern United States. The compnay plans to relocate from its existing location in Lithia Springs, Georgia, into a new 426,000 square-foot distribution center eight miles away at 1780 Westgate Parkway in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Park City Group has announced that Mark Trowbridge has joined the company as a Senior Advisor.
“To better serve their consumers, retailers and suppliers must work together to ensure that the products are in stock on the shelf when the consumer goes to purchase them,” said Trowbridge. “Park City Group is uniquely equipped to provide both the guidance for business process change and the technology needed to make significant changes that increase profitability for both.”
Motion Industries has recently named Tim Breen as President and Chief Operating Officer.
“This move will help better position Motion Industries for growth in the future,” said Bill Stevens, Motion Industries’ Chairman and CEO. “Tim’s leadership in these areas of our business will keep us on track to accomplish our goals in the coming years.”
SERUS has recently appointed Joe Longo as vice president of the Professional Services Group. Joe will report to Hari Menon, SERUS CEO.
“Top notch customer services and education are critical in an industry like ours that is fast paced and quickly changing,” said Hari Menon, CEO, SERUS. “Joe’s supply chain expertise and proven experience leading superior global professional services groups are welcome additions to the SERUS team.”
New York-based company Emerson plans to acquire Virgo Valves and Controls. The company will serve customers in the energy and process-related industries and will operate within Emerson Process Management’s final controls business.
“The alliance with Emerson is a continuation of our growth as a global brand,” said Mahesh Desai, co-founder and chairman of Virgo Valves.
Shindigz is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Wojewuczki as our new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Wojewuczki.
“I am looking forward to the exciting potential at Shindigz and to help fulfill the vision of ‘Making Life More Fun.’ This is a unique opportunity to lead this company and build upon its successful track record,” said Mr. Wojewuczki.
Sparta Systems recently appointed Steven Ford as Chief Financial Officer. He Brings to the company more than 20 years of global financial management experience as CFO of both publicly listed and privately held software, technology, and professional service companies.
“Steven’s customer focus and success with driving top and bottom line results, with a laser focus on growth and profit makes him a tremendous asset to the Sparta Systems’ team,” said Eileen Martinson, Chief Executive Officer at Sparta Systems. “His strong financial and operational capability with global companies coupled with his SAAS and cloud experience will be instrumental in launching our new cloud based supplier solutions in the coming months.”
US parcel carrier LaserShip has named Guy Jackson as its new chief financial officer.
“LaserShip is an exciting company that has achieved impressive growth by executing well on its last mile delivery solutions for consumers and businesses,” said Jackson.
The US Postal Service has appointed Rosemarie Fernandez as its new employee resource management vice president.
“I know her skills and leadership will benefit the organization as we continue to build a strong, competitive workforce and position the Postal Service well for the future,” said US Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.
Purolator International has recently appointed Richard Denhart as sales manager for its Southern District.
Denhart brings to the company 20 years of experience in the industry, including time spent at DHL, Forward Air and American Airlines Cargo. He will support a 12-state territory in the US including branches in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Raleigh and Charlotte, as the firm looks to expand its business in the region.
Vanderlande Industries has appointed Govert Hamers as its next president and chief executive officer.
“We are very happy about Govert Hamers’ appointment,” said Paul Broekhuijsen, chairman of the Supervisory Board at Vanderlande Industries. “Mr. Hamers knows the company well, and has a great deal of experience in leading large, international, innovative organisations. We have every confidence that he will be able to further expand our strong position as leading player in the market for automated material handling systems.”
Dot Foods Inc has chosen Dyersburg, Tennessee as the site of the food redistributor’s ninth distribution center.
“I want to congratulate Dot Foods on their announcement of this new facility, and I thank them for their investment in Dyer County and Tennessee,” said Tennessee Gov Bill Haslam. “Our Jobs4TN strategy focuses on leveraging Tennessee’s unique assets to create and grow new jobs across the state, and today’s announcement helps us toward our goal of becoming the number one location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs.”
Starbucks has promoted Troy Alstead from CFO and chief administrative officer to CFO and group president of global business service.
Alstead joined the company in 1992 and became CFO and chief administrative officer five years ago. This promotion will place him in charge of global technology and the global supply chain.
New Era Cap Co. CEO, Christopher H. Koch, was named the 2013 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Raytheon Company has appointed John D. Harris II vice president of Business Development and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon International, Inc. Harris succeeds Thomas M. Culligan, who has announced plans to retire from Raytheon, effective December 31. Culligan will serve as a senior advisor to the company during the interim period prior to his retirement.
“As our company continues to expand internationally into both new and existing markets, our business development and international operations are at the center of our global growth strategy,” said William H. Swanson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon. “John’s appointment comes at a time of great opportunity for the company. His 30 years with the company provides a strong foundation of business, customer and product knowledge to lead this part of our organization forward.”
TBC Corp. has hired Regina Tracy, previously with NFI Industries, to be director of corporate communications.
“Ms. Tracy has the background, expertise, and professionalism TBC needs to ensure that our communications are in line with our customer-facing brands,” said Erik Olsen, COO of Palm Beach Gardens-based TBC.
Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics AS is changing its name to Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics. Greencarrier Group, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately-owned transport companies, acquired Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics in 2011 as part of its long-term strategy to expand its services, both in the region and globally.
Ryder System recently announced that Karen Jones has joined Ryder as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
“Ryder’s brand is widely known and associated with safety, reliability, and quality, a reputation the company has earned by delivering on its promises to customers for 80 years,” said Robert Sanchez, Chairman and CEO, Ryder System, Inc. “By bringing together the solution-specific expertise of our FMS and SCS marketing organizations under the leadership of a proven brand builder like Karen, we will be able to make better use of the Ryder brand to drive innovation and growth.”
Roadrunner Transportation Systems recently announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding equity of G.W. Palmer Logistics, LLC. The purchase price was approximately $2.5 million, plus an earn-out capped at $2.8 million. The acquisition was financed with borrowings under Roadrunner’s credit facility.
Mark DiBlasi, President and CEO of Roadrunner, said, “The G.W. Palmer acquisition enhances our truckload service offering in the South due to its concentration in temperature controlled products. G.W. Palmer’s management team will remain in place and are excited about the growth opportunities we collectively envision. We look forward to supporting and expanding G.W. Palmer’s strong customer relationships and service record as we expand the business.”
Family Dollar Stores has named Jeffrey W. Macak Executive Vice President–Supply Chain. Mr. Macak will report to Mike Bloom, President and COO.
“With more than 25 years of wide-ranging operational experience, in both retailing and supply chain, Jeffrey’s background and leadership skills are a perfect complement to our operations and growth initiatives,” said Family Dollar President and COO, Mike Bloom. “In today’s highly competitive retail environment, building an efficient end-to-end supply chain is critical to our success, and we will look to Jeffrey’s extensive expertise to advance our ongoing efforts to improve supply chain efficiencies and drive increased value for our customers.”