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Flowers heads UPS global freight forwarding

UPS has promoted Stephen D Flowers from his position as head of the Americas region, to president of global freight forwarding.

Flowers has been with UPS for some 30 years, and in his previous role he was responsible for all UPS package and cargo operations in Canada and over 50 countries and territories across Latin America and the Caribbean. He oversaw several multi-million dollar expansion projects throughout the region during his seven-year tenure.

“UPS has always placed great emphasis on promoting from within, resulting in a company managed by people who have extensive experience in virtually every aspect of the business,” said Dan Brutto, president, UPS International.

Pfadenhauer elected to Palletforce board

Steff Pfadenhauer, managing director of Bedfords Transport, has been elected as non-executive director to the board of Palletforce.

Palletforce chairman John Brotherton said: “The board functions very effectively and the mix of members with full-time executive directors ensures that business decisions are always taken with the members’ interests in mind.”

Barrie joins International Post

International Post Corporation has appointed Alan Barrie as director of operations and technology. He replaces Ross Hinds who will retire in September 2011 after 20 years with the organisation.

Barrie began his career in logistics and distribution with TIP before working for the Royal Mail letters division in a range of operational roles, later moving to Post Office where he became the change and IT director, leading the successful restructuring of its point-of-sale system, connecting all UK post offices to UK banks and establishing the platform for the rapid growth of postal banking activities. His last role was operations strategy and design director for Royal Mail

Barrie said: “Posts are facing tough economic, regulatory and competitive pressures. We must think creatively about how we apply technology and build upon existing IPC platforms in a changing marketplace.”

M&S hires Wade-Gery from Tesco

Marks and Spencer has hired Laura Wade-Gery as executive director, multi-channel e-commerce.

She joins from Tesco where she is currently chief executive officer of Tesco.com and Tesco Direct, and she has served as a Non-Executive Director of Trinity Mirror plc since 2006.

Marc Bolland, M&S chief executive said: “I am delighted that Laura is joining the Executive Team. Her appointment is in line with the plans we announced last November to grow our multi-channel e-commerce business both in the UK and internationally.

Isuzu hires Holt

Isuzu truck UK has hired Bob Holt as its fleet sales manager.

Holt will cover fleet sales to customers in the Midlands, the South West and Wales, and report to general manager of fleet sales – Pete Murphy.

He joins from Terberg DTS where he was national account sales manager, responsible for sales of the Terberg YT182 distribution tractor into the UK distribution industry.

Prior to his two-year spell at Terberg, Bob spent three years in sales roles at two of the main Isuzu Truck dealers in the Midlands as well as a period of time with Isuzu Truck Finance.

McIntyre joins Weber

Weber Marking Systems, a provider of labelling products, has hired Stuart McIntyre as project manager.

McIntyre has some 15 years’ project management and engineering experience with OKI Printing Solutions.

MOL promotes McQueen, Flading, Ryan and Pei in reefer strategy

MOL has restructured its refrigerated sales and trade team as part of a strategy to expand its refrigerated cargo service capabilities in the US.

Three new regional managers of reefer sales have been appointed: Mark McQueen, Atlantic Region; Larry Flading, Central Region; and Pat Ryan, Pacific Region.

Lincoln Pei has also been appointed as director of refrigerated services. Pei reports to Tsunemichi Mukai, vice president, Transpacific, Caribbean and Latin trade for MOL Liner.

McQueen joined MOL in 1989 after stints with Trans Freight Lines, Hellenic Lines, and Maersk. With MOL he has held various positions including: sales manager, southeast; and regional sales manager, southeast and gulf region.

Flading joined MOL in 1990 and has held positions in both sales and customer service, after spending time with Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, Crowley Maritime, and Nedloyd.

Ryan joined MOL in 1978 and has held various sales positions including sales representative, sales manager, and regional sales manager.

Pei joined MOL in 1993, and most recently served as director of alliance & network planning. Previously, he held positions in equipment control, rail, sales, trade management, and yield management.


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