People -- March 21, 2005

People -- March 21, 2005

Union Pacific Railroad named Bob Naro vice president of Mexico operations. Naro, formerly assistant vice president of Mexico operations, has also held railroad leadership positions in transportation, customer service, risk management and strategic planning. He began his career with Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1965.

Kansas City Southern promoted R. Michael Chapman to senior vice president of transportation, responsible for the Kansas City Southern Railway and Texas Mexican Railway subsidiaries. Chapman joined KCS in 2002 and had been vice president of transportation. Michael R. Bilovesky became vice president of marketing, agriculture and minerals, where he will also be responsible for KCSR and Tex Mex. Bilovesky has been with KCSR since 1992, most recently as assistant vice president of marketing, agriculture and minerals. Thomas A. Campbell was appointed assistant vice president of support services. He joined KCSR's operating department in 2002.

VHI Transport named Denise Galloway manager of its intermodal freight division. Galloway has been with VHI for six years, most recently as a customer service representative.

Pacer International , Concord, Calif., promoted Alex Munn to chief operating officer and Ron Maillette to replace him as chief information officer, at the transportation and logistics company. Munn is a former vice of business systems for Coca-Cola's North American division and director of business systems for global procurement and trading at the soft drink manufacturer. He joined Pacer in 2002 as CIO of Pacer Global Logistics. Maillette, previously Pacer's chief information security and compliance officer, is a former CIO of the fountain division of Coca-Cola.

Lynden International , Seattle, filled three executive positions. Steve Tofts , a 27-year industry veteran and formerly operations director at the forwarder's United Kingdom office, was named business development director for the Americas Division. Ross Sorenson , formerly TransOceanic Shipping's vice president-international, joined as vice president of Lynden's projects group. And Becky Morrison , who had been an accounting manager at Todd Shipyards, was named director of general accounting.

Patriot Transportation Holding , the parent of specialized motor carrier businesses Florida Rock & Tank Lines and SunBelt Transport, named 19-year company veteran John Klopfenstein controller and chief accounting officer, replacing Gregory Lechwar , who resigned. Klopfenstein was director of business development & planning.

Globe Air Cargo appointed Mark Pulling to the new position of managing director for the UK and Ireland. Pulling formerly was regional director, UK and Ireland for GeoLogistics, and before that as general manager of cargo at BMI.

Roadrunner Freight Systems awarded owner-operator Larry Suemnicht for his outstanding record of 20-years of accident free service. Suemnicht became an over the road owner-operator for Roadrunner in 1984, and has performed local pick up and delivery for the Milwaukee terminal since 1997. Cynthia Sasser and Adam Gable joined as account managers in Nashville, Tenn., and Cleveland, respectively. Sasser has over six years of LTL sales experience. Gable has over 10 years of LTL experience.

Chainalytics , the Atlanta-based supply chain consultancy, named Neal Solomon vice president of the company's strategic alliances program. Solomon had been vice president of strategic alliances at Siemens Business Services.

Exel appointed J?rgen Bellwinkel director of contract logistics for the logistics operator's technology sector in Germany. Bellwinkel has been with Exel for five years, most recently as a global program manager.

The Australia-based Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation named Laura Strand to run the airline industry consultancy's new office in Vancouver, the base for CAPA's first North America division. Strand is a former director of Airports Council International Pacific.

Swissport named air cargo industry veteran Hernand Galindo vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean in the ground handler's Cargo Americas group. Galindo has worked with Aerofloral, Avianca and AvGroup in a 30-year career.

RailSecure , a division of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based Mobius Security Group, named John P. Hart , CEO. Hart is the former chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of Broward County, Fla., mayor of the city of North Lauderdale and former COO and executive vice president of the engineering firm of Keith & Schnars.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials named John F. "Jack" Lettiere Jr. , commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, president of the group. Lettiere, formerly AASHTO's vice president, replaces J. Bryan Nicol of Indiana, who resigned in January.

LeSaint Logistics , Elgin, Ill.-based 3PL provider, named Charles H. Thompson director of business development and Mike Farrell national accounts manager. Thompson, a 25-year industry veteran, most recently was vice president of global accounts for APL Logistics and was director of business development at TNT Logistics North America before that. Farrell was a national account executive with Kingsgate Transportation.

National Tank Truck Carriers appointed Thomas P. Lynch vice president and general counsel, succeeding John Conley . Conley, vice president and general counsel will succeed President Cliff Harvison , who will retire at the end of 2005 after nearly 40 years at NTTC. Lynch most recently was legislative director of Rep. Nick J. Rahall, (D-W.Va.). He also worked for NTTC for five years in the 1990s, Philip Services, and its predecessor organization Allwaste Container Services.