APL Logistics, Kinedyne LLC, Port of Virginia and Sea Machines introduce new hires.
APL Logistics said it is hiring Sriram Rachamadugu, an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps fellow, to create a greenhouse gas emissions calculator.
The calculator is scheduled to be available for customers’ use late this year. It will use data from APL Logistics’ visual intelligence team and draw from resources available in the EDF Supply Chain Solutions Center.
“We are focused on innovative opportunities to serve our customers, said APL Logistics President William Villalon. “The ability to model value chain emissions is a critical first step to signal investors that we are considering the business risks of climate change.”
Kinedyne LLC, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of cargo control technologies headquartered in Branchburg, N.J., has appointed Roger Perlstein as its vice president of sales and marketing.
Perlstein has more than 20 years of sales and marketing management experience, much of it in the industrial, manufacturing and transportation sectors. He also previously served as secretary for the Technology Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Association.
“Roger’s experience, including strategic planning, market research, brand management, advertising, new business and product development, along with his expertise in e-commerce and CRM implementations, will be critical to the achievement of Kinedyne’s initiatives and goals,” said Dan Schlotterbeck, president of Kinedyne LLC.
In his new role, Perlstein will oversee all of Kinedyne’s sales and marketing efforts for the United States and Canada.
The Port of Virginia has named Tony Salino (pictured above) as its director of ocean carrier sales.
Salino’s last position was director of refrigerated business development for the North Carolina State Ports Authority. His work experience also includes stints with ocean carriers ZIM, CMA-CGM, NYK and Evergreen.
“Tony has a strong reputation within the ocean carrier and shipper community and brings some specialized knowledge and experience in the refrigerated cargo segment, which is an area where we are investing in order to increase our capabilities and volumes,” Thomas D. Capozzi, chief sales officer for Virginia International Terminals LLC, said. “He knows many of the ocean carrier executives and understands the important issues. His knowledge of the industry will allow him to be an immediate contributor.
“Virginia handles a higher percentage of rail business than any other port on the East Coast and it is a significant part of our growth strategy. Tony and Joe O’Brien, our vice president of ocean carrier sales, will be leading these efforts as we develop our rail-growth strategies. He’ll be a solid addition to the team and integral to marketing a growing Port of Virginia to the world’s ocean carriers,” Capozzi said.
Sea Machines Robotics, a Boston-based developer of autonomous vessel technology, has hired Don Black as vice president of sales and marketing.
Black will be responsible for the company’s global sales of Sea Machines autonomous-command and remote-control products for commercial workboats. He also will have special oversight for supporting the development of the company’s advanced perception and navigation assistance technology for commercial ships and vessels, currently being trialed aboard an A.P. Møller – Maersk containership.
Having served as a senior executive for more than 25 years, Black brings to Sea Machines significant experience in strategy development, sales and marketing management, and product development. He was the global senior vice president of sales, marketing and business development for NAVIONICS Inc. from 2008 to 2018 and CEO and president of the startup Sea Wave from 2000 to 2007.
“Don joins us in what is and will be a significant year in the development of this company,” said Sea Machines founder and CEO Michael G. Johnson. “With his guidance, we will unquestionably prove to the industry, our investors and the public that Sea Machines autonomous technologies bring real value to commercial marine operators by way of increased capability, productivity, predictability and safety.”