Amazon is setting plans for an 855,000-square-foot distribution center in the Grand Rapids, Mich., area.
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LogistiCare, the nation’s largest non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) broker, today announced Tim Canning has joined the company as chief customer officer with direct responsibility for sales, marketing, government relations and client services, reporting to Jeff Felton, LogistiCare CEO. In this newly created position, he will lead a collaborative effort with customers and across the organization to drive development of breakthrough strategies that deliver ever-evolving value propositions to key stakeholders and markets.
Hormel Foods Corporation announced that JEFF FRANK, president of MegaMex Foods (Orange CA), has been named vice-president of Foodservice marketing at the company’s global headquarters in Austin MN. Frank replaces DAVID WEBER, who was recently promoted to vice-president of Foodservice sales. RYAN MICHAELIS (pictured), vice-president of sales and marketing at MegaMex Foods, has been named president of MegaMex Foods and will report to its board of managers. MegaMex Foods is a joint venture between Hormel Foods and Herdez del Fuerte designed to bring authentic Mexican flavors to consumers.
US Foods Holding Corporation announced that DAVID WORKS has joined the company as executive vice-president and chief human resources officer. He joins US Foods from Hackensack Meridian Health, where he served as chief HR officer for the not-for-profit health care organization. Previously, Works led the HR organizations at Windstream and Sears Holdings and also served as president of the Enterprise Business Unit at Windstream.
Pressure Systems International has hired Steve Miller as senior director of engineering. He joins PSI with more than 23 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry, most recently holding the position of vice-president–business development and trailer systems engineering at AXN Heavy Duty.
St George Logistics (STG), provider of specialty third-party logistics and transportation services, has appointed JOSEPH “JOE” TOMCZAK as its new chief financial officer. Previously, he served as CFO at Neovia Logistics and helped lead its transition from a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc into a stand-alone business owned by Platinum Equity. Before that, Tomczak was CFO for Martin-Brower, a provider of global distribution and logistics services for the foodservice industry. Prior to that, he was CFO at TDS Logistics/Syncreon International, an automotive and technology logistics services supplier owned by The Yucaipa Companies.
The U.S. dollar has already fallen 2.3% against a basket of currencies this year.
The Teamsters union says it will try to organize workers at an XPO Logistics Inc. facility in Memphis, Tenn.
PriceSmart Inc. (PSMT) said that it appointed Maarten Jager as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 24, 2018. Jager will replace John M. Heffner who has served in that role since January 2004 and had previously announced his plans to retire from the Company.
Jager currently serves as Senior Vice President of Walmart International, a segment of Walmart Inc., where he has worked since 2014. During his tenure at Walmart, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sam’s Club from 2015 to 2018 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its Asia division from 2014 to 2015. Prior to Walmart, from 2013 to 2014, Mr. Jager worked as a consultant to public and private companies and their executives providing guidance on growth, turnaround and organizational effectiveness.
Minimizer added Kyle Hamm as Northeastern Territory manager and Royce Johnson as West Territory manager. Based in Connecticut, Hamm served most recently as head of fleet maintenance for a large wholesale distributor in the eastern United States. His territory includes New York, New Jersey, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont. Johnson is based in the San Francisco area, and his territory includes California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii.