APL has named Peter Jongepier as regional president of its European business.
Jongepier will be responsible for APL’s commercial activities in Europe, including the former Soviet Union and Turkey. He will be based in Uxbridge in the United Kingdom.
He joined APL in 1995 and has held a number of senior positions within the liner carrier. He was most recently managing director of APL’s Benelux office.
Americold, a temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider to the food industry, appointed Fred Boehler to executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Boehler joins the company after serving as senior vice president of supply chain with SUPERVALU, Inc., a grocery retailer and wholesaler supplying more than 4,300 stores. Before that, he was senior vice president of logistics and purchasing at Borders Group.
Based in Atlanta, Americold owns and operates 182 temperature-controlled warehouses, with over 1.1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada.
Reha Erman joined WCA Family of Logistic Networks as a regional manager for the Americas.
Erman previously spent seven years as director of sales for The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
“We now have over 4,700 member freight forwarder offices in 187 countries around the world,” WCA Family President David Yokeum, describing the size of the forwarder network management company. The firm now employs more than 90 staff across seven regional member service offices worldwide.
Railinc President and Chief Executive Officer Allen West has been elected 2013 chairman of the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), the statewide association for the technology sector.
West, who previously served as vice chairman, will lead the organization’s board of technology executives and provide guidance to NCTA staff.
He joined Railinc in 1999, and was named CEO and president in 2006. He has also held information technology and business management positions with companies, such as Sea-Land Service, Tenneco, and Norfolk Southern.
PortTech Los Angeles said its executive director, Jeffrey Milanette, will leave the organization, effective Feb. 15.
Milanette plans to start an innovation center in Africa. “Start-ups are my area of expertise, and I leave PortTechLA well positioned for a new Executive Director to step in and lead the organization into its next phase of growth,” he said in a statement.
The non-profit supports more than 20 clean technology companies with a combination of onsite and virtual services. Milanette recently secured a $1 million contract in Community Development Block Grant funds that enables PortTechLA to continue to provide services to local clean technology entrepreneurs for the next three years.
Stan Tomsic will serve as PortTechLA’s interim executive director. The search for a new executive director is being initiated by PortTechLA’s board.
PortTechLA is a cooperative effort of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles and the businesses in San Pedro and Wilmington.
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