MIQ Logistics has promoted John Carr, a six-year MIQ veteran who became company-wide president in 2009, to chief executive officer.
Carr will also serve in an expanded president's role. Joey Carnes will stay on as board chairman.
Board member David Lack pointed to Carr's leadership during the 2010 relaunching of MIQ after its purchase by Austin Ventures as a reason for the promotion. Carr positioned the company for accelerated growth, he said.
“In expanding his role, the company is structured to maintain that momentum and continue its growth as a leading global logistics provider," Lack said in a statement.
Marcela Gaboda, a 20-year industry veteran, has been named the new CEO of Swissport Argentina. She will assume her new role March 1.
Gaboda previously served in a management capacity at Swissport Peru, worked as a station manager with Avianca Airlines in Buenos Aires, and worked at an Argentinian ground handling company.
“We believe that with her diverse background in the industry as well as in the Argentinean market, she will be able to grow the business consistently and effectively going forward," Swissport's Juan José Andrés Alvez said in a statement.
Swissport Agentina started by providing ground-handling services for South African Airways, Swissair ands Spanair. It's first CEO, Hugp Schreier, had previously served as a Swissair station agent in Buenos Aires.
Janna Sidley has been named general counsel for the Port of Los Angeles.
In this role, she will supervise the city attorney’s port operations and serve as in-house counsel to port management and the Los Angeles Harbor Commission. Sidley replaces Tom Russell, who retired last year.
Sidley joined the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office in 2003 and has worked as a trial deputy specializing in workers' compensation fraud and unfair business practices. In 2006, she was assigned to the Harbor Department, focusing on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) matters. In 2010, Sidley transferred to the Department of Water and Power and has been responsible for all legal compliance requirements related to CEQA and NEPA.
Echo Global Logistics has appointed Michael Reed to chief technology officer,
He served as interim CTO since April 2012. Reed started with the Chicago-based company in 2007 and has held several positions including director of product development and vice president of information technology. Prior to joining Echo, Reed co-founded Digerati Solutions, a privately owned software development and consulting company.
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