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Order Pro Logistics, Tucson, Ariz., hired William McGee as regional supervisor for Southwest business development for Order Pro Logistics. McGee has worked in construction services, with primary responsibilities in managing the scheduling, delivery and construction of commercial and residential properties.
Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., named Steve Matheys to the new position of chief marketing officer. The truckload company said the 10-year Schneider veteran, will report to Schneider President and CEO Chris Lofgren. He had been chief information officer at Schneider and earlier worked at the Nielsen Marketing Research and the Trane Co.
Old Dominion Freight Line, Thomasville, N.C., promoted Charles W. Powell to vice president of its Central region, based in Kansas City. Powell was manager of sales and service at the LTL company''s Los Angeles service center.
The Port of Los Angeles named Philip A. Tondreault director of property management. Tondreault had been deputy director of asset management at the Los Angeles municipal Department of General Services. He spent 17 years at the port before moving to the city post in 1999.
Deutsche Post World Net, the German parent of the global DHL logistics and express network, named Fouad Hamdan head of its new public relations department. Hamdan, 45, had been head of communications for Germany at Greenpeace, the international environmental organization. He was a Middle East correspondent for the German Press Agency before joining Greenpeace in 1992.
The Ontario Trucking Association of Canada announced that Scott Smith, CEO of Ontario trucker J.D. Smith & Sons was elected chairman at the association''s annual general meeting in Toronto. Smith, 42, becomes the youngest chairman in OTA''s 78-year history. His late father, Doug Smith, was chairman from 1985-1987.
Christian Salvesen, British logistics and trucking operator, hired former Salvesen executive Stewart Oades to serve as its chief executive officer. Oades, 51, was head of the United Kingdom and Ireland contract logistics business at Exel. He ran Salvesen''s food transport operations from 1993 to 1996. Oades will start with Salvesen in six months.
ShipXpress, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., named John F. Andrews chairman of the board. Andrews was chief information officer at CSX and GTE and CEO of several information technology companies, including Giga Information Group, a public company that was acquired by Forrester Research.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey named James P. Fox, a 20-year veteran of state and federal public service, deputy executive director of the port. Fox most recently served as chief of staff for New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey.
Watkins Motor Lines hired Greg Blankenship, a 13-year sales and management veteran as an account executive at its Nashville, Tenn., facility. Ron Clopton joined as an account executive at its Bloomington, Ill., facility. Clopton is a 15-year sales veteran. Also joining Watkins is Cliff Tash, a 20-year sales and management veteran as an account executive at its Palm Beach County, Fla., facility.
Keystone Dedicated Logistics promoted John Kraus to a logistics coordinator, after serving the last year in areas of invoicing/payable. Previously, Kraus had been with Pitt-Ohio. Erin Davis joined as a logistics coordinator. Davis has five years of logistics experience ranging from distribution intern, supply chain analyst, and inventory planning. She most recently worked for Fisher Scientific.
The New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association announced that James J. Devine, president and CEO of New York Container Terminal, formerly Howland Hook Container Terminal, was selected as its "2005 Person of the Year." The award will be presented to Devine at its 88th annual dinner in New York on January 26, 2005.
Consolidators International named 35-year cargo industry veteran Dale E. Lakin director of operations for the Southeast. Lakin began his career at one of the original all-cargo airlines, Airlift International, and most recently was at SITA, an airline-owned telecommunications company.