C H Robinson has appointed ROBERT “BOB” HOUGHTON as its vice-president of investor relations and treasury. He succeeds TIM GAGNON, who has been promoted to vice-president, NAST (North American Surface Transportation) Business Analytics. Houghton brings 20-plus years of finance experience, most recently as chief financial officer for Sherwin-Williams’ General Industrial Division. He assisted with financial planning and analysis and synergy capture in the Sherwin-Williams/Valspar transaction. Houghton also spent 15 years at General Mills in various finance roles.
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Dupré Logistics announced the selection of ANDREW AMBROSIO as the Dallas Brokerage branch manager. With 10 years in the transportation business, Ambrosio joins Dupré having most recently served as director of vans/fleets for Reliant Transportation, where he opened the company’s Dallas office and established its Flatbed division. Dupré also announced the promotion of AL LACOMBE to vice-president of safety and risk management. He began working at Dupré in May 1982 and most recently served as director of safety.
TODCO, Transportation Division of Overhead Door Corporation, has promoted RYAN FARES from district sales manager of the South and Mid-Central Region to the expanded North Central Region. His territory will include the states of Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas and eastern Colorado. Fares previously managed a branch for Ryder Transportation in Houston TX. He will be relocating to the Indianapolis IN area.
United Parcel Service Inc. wants its new Teamsters contract to allow the company to require new workers to use their personal vehicles to deliver packages. (Logistics Management)
Construction equipment manufacturer Lincoln Electric plans to close three U.S. factories and two distribution centers despite strong sales growth. (Industrial Distribution)
Noise from shipping vessels can disturb the mealtimes of porpoises. (Science News)
Ryder System Inc has appointed RAJEEV RAVINDRAN (pictured) to the position of chief information officer. He previously was the CIO and group vice-president at JM Enterprises, where he served with the company since 2003 and held the position the past six years. Ravindran has worked in roles at various companies including Interactive Metronome, Asista.com and AutoNation. He replaces
MEL KIRK, who has joined Ryder’s Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) team as chief technology officer.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued new safety recommendations as investigations continue into fatal rail accidents in South Carolina and New York. (WSJ)
ITS Logistics announces that Jamie Lawson has been elevated to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Lawson started at the company in 2014 as Controller before being promoted to Director of Finance, and now to CFO and a position on the executive team.