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The American Truck Dealers (ATD) named the Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with PACCAR MX-13 Engine as the 2015 Truck of the Year. The award was announced at the ATD Convention & Expo in San Francisco CA. Other finalists included the International WorkStar 7600 and the Peterbilt Model 567. This year’s competition focused on the vocational and heavy haul/severe duty truck category. During the competition, a panel of judges conducted test drives and evaluated each truck entry in key categories, which included innovation, design, safety, driver ergonomics, and comfort. “The Kenworth T880 establishes a new standard of excellence and builds upon Kenworth’s heritage of quality, innovation and technology to produce industry-leading, rugged and reliable vocational trucks,” said Preston Feight, Kenworth general manager. “This 2015 ATD Truck of the Year award reflects the many positive comments we have received from our customers about the T880’s outstanding performance, driver comfort and quiet cab.”


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C.R. England Names Chief Financial Officer

C.R. England appointed TJ McGeean as the Chief Financial Officer of the company, replacing current company president, Josh England who had been serving in a dual role as CFO since 2013. McGeean joined C.R. England in December 2008 as a controller in the company’s Dedicated Division. He was made the director, operations finance in 2010 and was promoted to vice president of finance in 2013.


Ryder Appoints Steve Sensing Presient

Mr. Sensing’s appointment will take effect on March 31, 2015 concurrent with the retirement of Ryder’s Global Supply Chain Solutions President John Williford, which was announced in August of 2014. As previously disclosed, following Mr. Williford’s retirement, the Company will align the SCS organization into two separate reporting segments to increase the focus on the industry groups served within SCS and elevate the profile of the Ryder Dedicated product line.


Extended Stay keeps Halkyard as CFO, hires two execs

Jonathan Halkyard has been named chief financial officer for the company and its subsidiary, ESH Hospitality Inc., a real estate investment trust. He has served as interim CFO as well as chief operating officer since the resignation of Extended Stay’s previous CFO in July.


Aver Informatics Grows Quality Assurance Team


Aver Informatics — provider of the patented data management platform that simplifies the healthcare reimbursement process — has announced the hire of software testing expert Todd Fox. With more than 15 years’ experience, Fox will join Aver’s world-class development team as Quality Assurance Manager.



Purolator International names Saenz Branch Sales Manager

Rebecca L. Saenz brings 10 years of logistics sales experience to the role, helping her to grow Purolator’s presence in the region. She has spent the last eight years as an Account Executive at FedEx, where she drove notable sales growth in her territories and received numerous awards, including the Biggest Climber Award and the Elite Ace in the Lone Star Region.


INSIGHT Named as Top Logistics IT Provider in Food Industry

This is INSIGHT’s 11th consecutive appearance on this prestigious list. INSIGHT was chosen for its strategic supply chain planning solutions that power the supply chains of such food and beverage companies as Ocean Spray, Nestle, Kellogg’s, and others, eliminating waste, streamlining operations, and maximizing profits.


David Caines promoted to Kenco Chief Operating Officer

Caines joined Kenco in 2002, most recently serving as President of Kenco Logistic Services and Kenco Transportation Services. In his new role, he is responsible for all of Kenco’s operating contracts, which encompass more than 90 facilities, 3,500 employees, and 30 million square feet of warehouse space.


NGL Appoints Peter Brennan as VP of Business Development

Network Global Logistics, LLC (NGL), a leading innovator in integrated third-party logistics services and solutions, today announced that the company has added Peter Brennan, a veteran executive with extensive executive-level experience in supply chain sales management and business development, to the company’s impressive team of executives.


FedEx to Buy Logistics Company Genco

FedEX Corp. (FDX) has agreed to buy logistics provider Genco, which has revenue of about $1.6 billion.


Susan DeVore of Premier Inc. as BusinessWoman of the Year

Susan DeVore, chief executive and president of Premier Inc., is Queens University of Charlotte’s 2014 BusinessWoman of the Year. DeVore is the 30th woman to be honored with the award.



Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping Appoints Director of QA

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping has announced that Abid Rashid has joined the firm as Director of Quality Assurance.


PBF Energy and PBF Logistics Announce Management Changes

PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF, “PBF Energy”) and PBF Logistics LP (NYSE: PBFX, the “Partnership”) announced management changes today to take effect in January 2015 to address the previously announced retirement of their President, Michael Gayda, and to further position the companies for growth. Matthew Lucey, currently Executive Vice President, will become President of PBF Energy. 


Sparta Systems' CEO Named NJBIZ Executive of the Year

Sparta Systems, Inc., an industry pioneer and global leader in enterprise quality management software (EQMS) solutions today announced that CEO Eileen Martinson has been named Executive of the Year in the 2014 NJBIZ Business of the Year awards program.


Parker Hannifin Takes Stake in Irvine Manufacturer

Freedom Innovations LLC, an Irvine-based maker of prosthetic devices, has received a minority equity investment from diversified manufacturer Parker Hannifin Corp.


Brian Kelly Joins Vestrics Executive Team

Vestrics, the leader in predictive analytics for human capital, announced today the appointment of Brian Kelly as President. 


Ex-Apple manager fined and imprisoned for kickback scheme

Former Apple Global Supply Manager Paul Devine — who ran afoul of the law in 2010 for selling details of upcoming Apple products to Asian manufacturers — has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined $4.5 million for his role in the conspiracy.


Goodwill Industries adds retail operations VP

Goodwill Industries of Kansas Inc. has added Angela Bascue as its vice president of retail operations. With Goodwill, Bascue will oversee the organization’s retail arm, which includes 18 locations across Kansas and an online store.


Omnitracs Promotes Kevin Haugh 

Omnitracs, LLC, a leading provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, announced the appointment of veteran software technology executive Kevin Haugh as vice president and general manager of its Roadnet Technologies division


Key Service Management Challenges

Decisiv, Inc., the leading provider of Service Relationship Management (SRM) solutions for commercial assets, announced that a highly satisfied group of fleet and service provider management personnel attended its 5th annual Maintenance Summit. 


Wagner Logistics Opening 6th Location for Customer

Wagner Logistics continues to expand its Midwest presence. Within one month, Wagner went from being asked to take control of warehouse operations for a current customer to going live in a brand new facility in Omaha, Nebraska.