People -- January 24, 2005

People -- January 24, 2005

Block Imaging International, a radiology equipment reseller based in DeWitt, Mich., named Paul Crawford project manager-logistics. A recent graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, he will be responsible for coordinating turnkey projects for all product lines worldwide.

 

XTRA Lease, St. Louis, Mo., appointed Mike Sharkey as technology operations and sourcing officer of the Berkshire Hathaway-owned company. Sharkey had been information technology director for network services at the trailer leasing company.

 

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., promoted David Vander Ploeg from senior vice president to chief financial officer. He replaces Thomas Gannon, who was elected to Schneider National's board of directors and will serve as vice-chairman and secretary of the corporation. A former senior auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co., he joined Schneider in 1983 and has worked in a range of financial positions at the truckload carrier.

 

ABX Air, Wilmington, Ohio, a cargo airline that flies primarily for DHL, named Quint Turner chief financial officer, replacing Duane Kimble. Kimble had been on a personal leave of absence since last July, when he disclosed that the Securities and Exchange Commission was considering a civil action in connection with an investigation involving a previous employer. Kimble had been CFO at Cincinnati-based Sight Sources, a company that entered bankruptcy protection last year and has been under an SEC probe. Turner has been acting CFO at ABX in Kimble's absence.

 

GeoLogic Solutions, Owings Mills, Md., the newly-relaunched marketer of the MobileMax and TrailerTrax truck tracking systems, named John Lewis president and CEO. Lewis had been chief financial officer since 2001 of XATA, a fleet management software company.

CSX Technology named John West president, replacing Charles Wodehouse Jr., who retired after nearly 26 years with CSX Corp. West had been CSX Technology's vice president of applications development for Cybernetics & Services. He started his career in 1979 as a trackman/welder on the B&O Railroad and is a former director of information technology for Sea-Land.

 

Vidient Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., a developer of behavior recognition and analysis software for video surveillance cameras, named David Beatson, president and CEO of North America for Panalpina in North America, and retired Adm. Steve Abbot, president and CEO of the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, to its advisory board. Vidient said Beatson, will work closely with the company to help understand issues facing the logistics and transportation fields.

 

Air-Trak, San Diego, named Greg White president and CEO of the logistics industry technology developer. A 23-year technology industry veteran, White had been interim CEO since August. He founded two companies, a photo-sharing Web business called Kablink and an enterprise software firm, TriTeal. He also held management posts with Sun Microsystems and Hewlett Packard.

 

Power Freight Systems, Newark, Calif., named Theresa Reed national director of sales and marketing at the third-party logistics provider aimed at the technology industry. A 15-year industry veteran, Reed was a national account manager for DHL and before that a global account manager for FedEx. 

 

Exel named Simon Neville business development manager for its freight management business in the United Kingdom. A 15-year logistics industry veteran and specialist in supply chain analysis and business projection forecasting, Neville had worked for retailer Kay O'Neill.

 

Iviation, Memphis, hired Andy McArtor to direct the development and operation of the standards and training department at the company that provides aviation services and aircraft appraisal, brokerage and acquisition services. McArtor will be responsible for the human factor and crew resource management programs for the aviation, medical, first responders and trucking industries. He has 15 years' aviation experience with the U.S. Air Force and a global airline. 

 

Atlas World Group, Evansville, Ind., promoted Greg L. Hoover to senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Atlas World Group and Richard L. Arneson to chief technology officer for the group. Atlas said the moves were part of a strategic effort to build sales and marketing efforts and better leverage of technology across the Atlas companies, including Atlas Van Lines. Hoover was president and COO of A.B.C. Moving & Storage, an Atlas agent, before joining Atlas in 1999. A 17- year Atlas veteran, Arneson remains vice president of information technology at Atlas Van Lines.

 

Perkins Specialized Transportation, Indianapolis, named Michael O'Neal vice president of operations. O'Neal, a 27-year industry veteran,  spent 24 years with North American Van Lines. Most recently he was vice president of operations at Freight Masters Systems.

 

The Supply-Chain Council elected Denise Layfield, director of supply chain planning and strategy for McCormick & Company, to serve as vice chair on SCORboard, SCC's board of directors.

 

 Samuel Shapiro & Co., Baltimore, named Michele Dunkle director of  import operations. A 20-year industry veteran, Dunkle  had been director of imports at EGL Global Logistics and worked at Circle  International.