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LQ's mandate to provide “Ideas for Leadership in Logistics,” is clearly evidenced this issue with articles written by professionals and logisticians from America and Canada who are leading and transforming business by creating new roadmaps and definitions for leadership in this exciting field.

NLQ's New Advisory Board Members

John Firmino, Director Solutions & Execution Standards, Ryder Canada. John has more than 25 years of experience in information technology and demand/supply chain management. His broad experience includes implementation of solutions in environments demanding sophisticated inventory management processes, forecasting and replenishment systems and complex distribution network strategies..

John joined Ryder in 1999 as head of the Canadian technology team. In 2000 he was given responsibility for the Customer Solutions organizations in Canada, Mexico and South America. His senior management experience includes key positions in general merchandising, pulp and paper, grocery, window coverings, and office supplies industry sectors.

Dan Goodwill, Vice President of Marketing, LQ Magazine, and President of Dan Goodwill & Associates. As the Vice President of Marketing, Dan will be responsible for building the circulation and advertising support of LQ. Dan brings to the publication more than twenty years of executive experience in the transportation and logistics industry.

Mr. Goodwill will maintain his current role as the president of a consulting company that specializes in helping transportation companies increase their sales performance and sales productivity. He also works with shippers to help them increase the performance and cost effectiveness of the transportation component of their supply chains.

During his tenure in the field Mr. Goodwill has fulfilled senior-level positions as the president of Clarke Logistics, president of Yellow Freight, Canada, vice president of QuickX, and Cabano-Kingsway.

Industry Announcements

Heiner Murmann, President and CEO of Schenker, Inc. Heiner Murmann was appointed as President and CEO of Schenker’s US subsidiary Schenker, Inc. in November last year. Mr. Murmann has been with the Stinnes Group since 1990 and joined former Schenker International’s Head Office in Frankfurt in 1991 as project manager. From that position he moved to Schenker of Canada as its General Manager for the warehousing and distribution division. In 1996 he joined Schenker of Canada’s senior management team first as Vice President Corporate Development and subsequently as Executive Vice President and COO. In 1999 Mr. Murmann was promoted to the position of President and CEO.

With annual sales of 6.5 billion euros, 36,000 employees and about 1,100 offices around the world, the Stinnes subsidiary of Schenker is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics services. Stinnes is a Deutsche Bahn AG company.

Michael Geraghty, Vice President, Business Development, Schenker of Canada. Mr. Geraghty is a member of the Senior Management team of Schenker of Canada. He joined Schenker in 2003 as Vice President of Business Development. His team focuses on developing and delivering Complex Integrated Logistics Solutions to Fortune 1000 customers across all industry sectors. Mr. Geraghty's background includes both Information Technology and Business Development and he has 26 years experience in providing business solutions that deliver strong positive contributions to product quality, customer service, cost effectiveness and increased profitability. Mr. Geraghty has leadership experience across several industry sectors including tier one automotive manufacturing, packaged goods manufacturing, health care, and financial services. He has an Hon. B.Sc and an M.B.A.

Fred Green, Executive Vice-President, Operations and Marketing, CPR. Rob Ritchie, President and Chief Executive Officer, recently announced that Fred Green has been appointed Executive Vice-President, Operations and Marketing for CPR. Mr. Green reports to Mr. Ritchie.

Mr. Green has 25 years of experience with CPR and was most recently Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Sales. He has also held senior management positions in the operations area across the company's network.

In making the announcement Mr. Ritchie said: "Fred Green has clearly shown his capacity for innovation and leadership in developing high performance teams under his direction. His appointment demonstrates the depth of proven experience that CPR has in its management team."

Canadian Pacific Railway, recognized internationally for its scheduled railway operations, is a transcontinental carrier operating in Canada and the United States. Its 14,000-mile rail network serves the principal centers of Canada, from Montreal to Vancouver, and the U.S. Northeast and Midwest regions. CPR feeds directly into America's heartland from the East and West coasts. Alliances with other carriers extend its market reach throughout the United States and into Mexico.