Logistics company hires key account manager; properties group names corporate affairs lead; airline taps commercial activities chief; industry groups elect board members; and longtime public servant becomes EVP.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Atlantic Logistics, a non-asset provider of transportation and logistics services, has appointed Craig Merson as key account manager to develop new business across a variety of sectors, including automotive and heavy equipment.
Prior to joining Atlantic Logistics, Merson was with Hoegh Autoliners for more than 10 years. At Hoegh, he served in a number of capacities, including port operations manager, head of port operations and terminal coordinator. He previously was a marine agent for Norton Lilly International and vice president of operations for Davis Ship Service.
CenterPoint Properties has appointed Elena Daniel as vice president of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and corporate affairs.
As part of her duties, Daniel will administer the responsible contractor program on union and labor participation in development and construction projects. She also will lead CenterPoint’s energy optimization, green and corporate affairs initiatives.
Daniel previously was the vice president and director of media and analytics at Lendlease. She has more than 16 years of corporate affairs-related experience in the development and construction industry, with an expertise in regional governance, business continuity and public relations.
Oak Brook, Ill.-based CenterPoint Properties is focused on the development, acquisition and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure that enhances business and government supply chain efficiency. The company invests in major coastal and inland port logistics markets anchoring North America’s principal freight lanes. CenterPoint’s portfolio includes 58.9 million square feet and 2,386 acres under development in the company’s integrated intermodal industrial parks.
Delta Air Lines Cargo has named Lindsey Jalil as managing director of its commercial activities.
The role previously was held by Kristin Colvile, who recently was promoted to chief executive officer and managing director of SkyTeam.
In her new position, which took effect last Friday, Jalil is leading Delta Cargo’s commercial activities, including alliances, distribution, marketing and communications, products, technology, reporting and revenue management.
Jalil joined Delta in 2005. For the past eight years, she was part of the operations analysis and performance team and had been its managing director since 2015.
New officers and board members of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) were elected at the joint 2018 convention.
IARW promotes excellence in the global temperature-controlled warehouse and logistics industry. WFLO delivers education and research to the industry and empowers economic development by strengthening the global cold chain. Both are core partners of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, which represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics.
Douglas Harrison of VersaCold Logistics in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, was elected as the 2018-19 chairman of the IARW Board of Directors.
Other IARW officers elected were Vice Chairman Andrew Janson, MTC Logistics, Baltimore, and Treasurer Ron Buford, Premier Refrigerated Warehouse, Fort Worth, Texas.
New directors-at-large members elected to serve three-year terms on the IARW board are Larry Alderfer, United States Cold Storage, Voorhees, N.J.; Drew Greenberg, Newport-St. Paul Cold Storage, Newport, Minn.; Andrew P. Fisk, Lone Star Cold Storage, Richardson, Texas; Francisco Moura, Super Frio, Vargem Grande do Sul, Brazil; and Neal Rider, Emergent Cold, Dallas.
Fred Boehler of Americold in Atlanta and Mike McClendon of Lineage Logistics in Irvine, Calif., were both renominated to serve three-year terms.
Paul Henningsen of Henningsen Cold Storage, Hillsboro, Ore., was elected as the 2018-19 chairman of the WFLO Board of Governors.
Other new WFLO officers elected were Vice Chairman Don Dick, Dick Cold Storage, Columbus, Ohio, and Treasurer Brian Beazer, Winchester Cold Storage, Winchester, Va.
New board members elected to serve three-year terms on the WFLO board are Mickey Hoffmann, United States Cold Storage; Dave Moore, AGRO Merchants Group, Alpharetta, Ga.; John Naylor, Western Distribution Services, Renton, Wash.; and Angie Schmidt, Mattingly Cold Storage, Zanesville, Ohio.
Greg Laurin of Conestoga Cold Storage, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and Dave Stuver of Americold Logistics were renominated to the WFLO board.
A complete list of IARW and WFLO board members may be found on the GCCA website.
Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, former U.S. Maritime administrator, has joined Liberty Global Logistics (LGL) as its executive vice president responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day aspects of the company’s business relating to U.S. flag, government relations, strategic business initiatives and cargo opportunities.
President Obama appointed Jaenichen as U.S. Maritime administrator for the Department of Transportation in July 2014. He served in that role until January 2017. He previously served as both deputy and acting Maritime administrator from 2012 to 2014.
After leaving public service, Jaenichen worked as the chief operating officer for HMS Global Maritime prior to joining LGL.
Jaenichen’s 30-year Navy career was spent in submarines and included command assignments as captain of the USS Albany and commodore of Submarine Squadron 11 in San Diego. He also served as director of Submarine/Nuclear Power Distribution, overseeing 4,500 submarine and nuclear-trained surface warfare officers and aviators. Jaenichen’s last posting for the Navy was as deputy chief of Legislative Affairs from 2010 to 2012.
Philip J. Shapiro, LGL chairman and CEO, said Jaenichen’s “accomplishments and understanding of the intricacies of both the U.S. flag and international shipping industry will be great assets for LGL as we look to develop new trade lanes and expand the company’s global footprint.”