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RedPrairie appointed a team of industry executives to lead its global operations and expansion. Martin Hiscox, formerly CEO of LIS, which RedPrairie acquired in February 2004, was appointed sales and service leader for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Tim Conroy, co-founder and CEO of Intrepa and a former executive of Manhattan Associates, was named sales leader for the Americas. R. Michael Mayoras, former president of DigiTerra, was appointed customer implementation and services leader. Jerry Rau, former vice president of operations at i2 and a general manager of several Canadian and Australian transportation companies, was named to lead the marketing function in addition to his role as strategic acquisitions leader. And, Jim Hoefflin, co-founder and CEO of Software Association, which RedPrairie acquired in 1998, will continue in his role as CTO and product manager and strategy leader. All except Mayoras have been serving in senior management positions with RedPrairie.
UPS named Bob Stoffel senior vice president of its Supply Chain Group. He succeeds Joe Pyne, who is retiring after 35 years of service. Stoffel, 48, currently is the head of UPS Supply Chain Solutions, the largest of the four business units. To support the growth of UPS Supply Chain Solutions, an organizational change has placed three executives at the top of that organization. Dan Brutto was named vice president and general manager of Global Transportation and Shared Services; Rocky Romanella was named vice president and general manager of The Americas; and John Hafferty will continue as vice president and general manager of Europe and Asia.
Watkins Motor Lines announced several new hires led by Mike O''Connell as manager of its Pacific Northwest district at its Sacramento, Calif., facility. O''Connell has 34 years of transportation experience in sales, operations and management. John Gibbs joined Watkins as director of claims and loss prevention at its corporate headquarters in Lakeland, Fla. Gibbs, a 40-year transportation industry veteran, has vast experience in loss prevention, security, and sales account management. Michael Richards became an account executive at the Milwaukee, Wis. facility. Richards has over 10 years experience in sales for the trucking industry in the Midwest.
Crowley Maritime presented Peter Nelson, from Southborough, Maine, and Danielle Nagelberg, from Philadelphia, Pa., with its Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship awards. Both are students in the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport. Nelson is an Art History major at Wheaton College and Nagelberg is an International Relations major at the University of Pennsylvania.
Trans-Soft, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based software technology company, promoted Michael McCurry to director of technology solutions, where he will be responsible for application design, third-party development tools and general technology for freight forwarding solutions offered by Trans-Soft. McCurry most recently served as an application developer with the company.
Scopelitis, Garvin, Light & Hanson an Indianapolis, Ind. law firm, announced that John S. Magiera joined the firm as counsel at its Chicago office. Magiera previously worked for Commonwealth Edison Company in Chicago as a supervising staff attorney.
Crowley Maritime promoted Nathaniel F. "Frosty" Leonard to director of operations in Valdez, Alaska, where he will oversee Crowley''s support of the Alyeska Pipeline Service''s Ship Escort Response Vessel System. Leonard has been with Crowley since graduation from the Maine Maritime Academy as a deck officer in 1983. He was most recently operations manager in Valdez.
Roadrunner Freight System hired Frank Bolander as terminal manager in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bolander has 25 years of operations, sales and terminal management experience in the transportation industry. Dede Landstrom has joined as sales manager. Landstrom has over 17 years of LTL sales and sales management experience and most recently worked for Roadway Express. Ken Rishel has joined as an account manager. Rishel has over 20 years of LTL sales experience, and most recently worked for Lakeville Motor Express.
Ruan Transportation Management Systems named Gardner Green vice president of sales. Green is a 12-year industry veteran with a strong background in both sales and operations. He most recently worked at Schneider National Carriers where he served as national account manager.
Schneider National promoted Mike Hoes to regional sales vice president for the southeastern region. Hoes joined Schneider in 1987 and most recently served as account general manager. In his new role he will be responsible for the southeastern region of the United States including Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Integrated Warehousing Solution of Downers Grove, Ill., named Robert Gomez vice president of client solutions. Gomez has more than 10 years of distribution industry experience, most recently as a senior project manager at IWS. Before that, he was a solution warehouse manager outside Chicago.
CSX World Terminal appointed Rufin Mak managing director of CSXWT Hong Kong. He replaces Alan Lee, who is retiring after 33 years with the company. Mak has been the managing director of Asia Container Terminal and has 15 years of senior management experience with CSXWT and Sea-Land Service.
Towne Air Freight, an Indiana-based air freight trucker, named Ryan Connor a sales executive in Cincinnati, Ohio.