IARW Elects New Officers, Board Members
International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), Alexandria, Va.
The association promoting excellence in the temperature-controlled warehouse and logistics industry elected new officers and board members. Angelo Antoci (U.S. Growers Cold Storage) was elected as the 2015-2016 chairman of the IARW board of directors. Other new IARW officers elected for the coming year include vice chairman Eben James (Trenton Cold Storage) and treasurer David O’Brien (Doboy Cold Stores). New directors-at-large members elected to serve 3-year terms include Fred Boehler (Americold Logistics) and Paul Hendricksen (Lineage Logistics). Ron Buford (Premier Refrigerated Warehouse) will represent the Southwestern Chapter, and Charles Newell (Minnesota Freezer Warehouse) will represent the Heartland Chapter. Meanwhile, Greg Brandt (Nor-Am Cold Storage) was elected as the 2015-2016 chairman of the WFLO board of governors. Other new WFLO officers elected were vice chairman Fabio Fonseca (Friozem Armazens Frigorificos Ltda.) and treasurer Nick Pedneault (Congebec Logistics). New board members elected to serve 3-year terms on the WFLO board include Drew Greenberg (Newport-St. Paul Cold Storage), Greg Laurin (Conestoga Cold Storage) and Mike Lynch (United States Cold Storage). Brian Beazer (Winchester Cold Storage) and Dave Stuver (Americold Logistics) were re-elected to 3-year terms.
High Liner Foods, Portsmouth, N.H.
Chris Mulder, a seasoned sales and marketing leader with 20 years of foodservice experience, was named senior vice president foodservice sales and marketing in the United States, responsible for leading the company's sales activity in foodservice with its national chain restaurant accounts, broadline distribution customers and marketing activities and initiatives. Mulder was most recently president of Cargill Foodservice North America, where he has held positions for the past 15 years.
ESE, Inc. (Engineering Solutions Experts), Marshfield, Wis.
Bob Iossi was named senior account executive/sales management, bringing more than 30 years of experience in engineering, sales and marketing in the process and automation Industry, including automation applications involving instrumentation, recipe, batch, SCADA, MES, MIS, robotics and heavy drives applications. He also has integrated many business systems, including SAP and Microsoft Dynamics, plus CRM, and specializes in sales change management. Iossi spent 23 years as part of the Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley/Reliance family, an ESE partner. He has also worked for Caterpillar, Progressive Tool, Maverick Technologies, GGS, Specialized Automation and Parker Hannifin/Eurotherm.
Provisur Technologies, Mokena, Ill.
Bert Jan Hardenbol was promoted to executive vice president of the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (AP) units. And, Paul Heskens was appointed vice president, Asia Pacific unit, replacing Andy MacLeod, who is retiring May 31. Prior to joining Provisur, Heskens served as director of sales in the Far East region for IAC Acoustics, and was head of sales for the APAC region at GEA Food Solutions. Rounding out the Asia Pacific leadership team is Silva Kumar, engineered systems and service manager for the Asia Pacific unit, responsible for managing and providing strategic leadership for the Asia Pacific organization's execution of engineered systems and following up on service support for all Provisur installations. Previously, Kumar was deputy director for production and corporate social responsibility lead with Keystone Foods’ Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa unit.
Smartcool Systems Inc., Canada
The provider of energy efficient cooling systems formed an advisory board to assist with new initiatives in scaling the business. Owen McCreery, for example, has been employed by various organizations as an accountant, financial analyst and partner/director for the past 36 years. In 1973, he joined Beutel Goodman and ultimately became president and CEO in 1994 until he retired in 1999. Malcolm Bruce Leggett maintains 50-plus years in the business world, including co-founder, president and CEO of NSC Minerals Ltd., which started in 1988. Jay Friesen has over 40 years of business experience, having successfully built and sold a private investment company that managed in excess of $85 million in capital. He is a past member of the Million Dollar Round Table, and was director of both provincial and national charitable organizations. Andrew Loza started his Wall Street career in 1980 working for Heinold Commodities trading stocks and futures. In 1986, he started his own firm Appl International, which is currently registered with the National Futures Association. He has been a trader for 25 years, developing mechanical algorithms to trade futures and options for management trading systems. He has also been an independent trader for hedge funds. He is currently the president of Trigon Medical.
ESI Group USA, Hartland, Wis.
Intern architect Andy Blaser added LEED AP BD+C to his list of credentials. This new accreditation arms him in helping to facilitate the LEED certification process for ESI customers.
Lloyd’s Register, London
The global engineering, technical and business services organization appointed Alastair Marsh as chief executive officer, taking over for Richard Sadler, who has held the position since 2007 and is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. Marsh joined the company as group financial controller in April 2007 and was appointed group finance director in April 2008. Previously, he held a number of senior financial management positions, including CFO and company secretary of Superscape Group plc, and has held similar roles at Easynet Group plc, Laporte plc and NCR Corp.
Graphic Packaging International, Inc. (GPI), Atlanta
Michael Doss was named president and COO. During his 25-year career with GPI, Doss has held significant positions of both commercial and operational leadership, including managing numerous international and U.S.-based acquisitions and divestitures.