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We are honored to announce the following new participants have accepted LQ's invitation to join its Advisory Board:
Sue Gadsby, C.P.P. C.P.M., is Director, Procurement, Apotex Inc. Ms. Gadsby has more than 20 years experience in supply and logistics management and more than 10 years experience in travel management in various manufacturing and distribution environments. She specializes in re-engineering purchasing functions into a strategic resource within organizations. Prior to joining Apotex, she had similar responsibilities for Bayer Inc., where she reshaped the organization, along with the purchasing practices and supplier relationships. Ms. Gadsby has been on global teams to develop and implement best practices in the area of procurement, has been an active member on various industry advisory boards, featured in leading purchasing, legal and travel management publications, and lecturers in public forums in the area of procurement, bid law, and travel management. Apotex Inc., a global organization, is the largest privately owned pharmaceutical company in Canada, employing over 4,000.
Diane Mollenkopf is an Assistant Professor, Marketing and Logistics, University of Tennessee. Before joining the university of Tennessee, Ms. Mollenkopf served as assistant professor of marketing and supply chain management at Michigan State University. Prior to that, she was a senior lecturer in marketing and distribution at Lincoln University in Canterbury, New Zealand. She also was an award-winning instructor and teaching assistant at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she earned her doctorate in marketing channels with an emphasis in international business. Ms. Mollenkopf pursued her Ph.D. after working at Avon Products, Inc., where her improvements to Avon's dispatch and return-products systems at the Newark, DE distribution center netted the company significant annual savings. Later, working for Yves Rocher, Inc., she managed the logistics operations for the start-up of its U.S. subsidiary. She was responsible for liaising with the European factories and managing international transportation for all products sold in the United States. She also helped launch the company's multi-million-dollar, home-shopping operations. Currently, Ms. Mollenkopf is focusing her research efforts in two main areas: strategic logistics integration and environmentally responsible logistics practices, including reverse logistics. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses.
Hans-Jörg Hager and Joseph Carnes Join Schenker Management Board
Hans-Jörg Hager, Chairman of the Management Board of Schenker Deutschland AG, and Joseph L. Carnes, President of BAX Global Inc., have recently joined the Management Board of Schenker AG, Essen. On the Schenker management Board, Mr. Hager represents the company's Land Transport business unit, and Mr. Carnes represents the American logistics service company BAX Global, which Deutsche Bahn AG acquired on Jan. 31 this year.
The Management Board of Schenker AG now includes the following members:
With its four business units - Schenker, Stinnes Freight Logistics, Stinnes Intermodal and Railion - DB Logistics, the Transportation and Logistics Division of Deutsche Bahn, combines logistics competence with rail know-how in the fields of land transportation, air and sea freight, as well as global supply chain management. With a sales volume of 12.4 billion euros, a workforce of 65,000 employees and more than 1,100 locations in 110 different countries, DB Logistics is one of the leading transportation and logistics service providers worldwide.
John Kincheloe, is Named New Americas Senior VP, Sales & Marketing at GeoLogistics
GeoLogistics Corporation has named John Kincheloe as its new Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Americas. Mr. Kincheloe joins GeoLogistics from EGL, where he held several leadership roles, including Vice President, Northeast Region, responsible for all management and operations. Prior to EGL, he was with Emery for over 21 years in a variety of sales and management positions. Most recently, he was Vice President, South Asia, based in Singapore. Mr. Kincheloe reports directly to Alex Leivici, GeoLogistics' Chief Executive Officer, Americas. He will be based in the company's Santa Ana, California corporate office. Mr. Kincheloe is a graduate of Portland State University, Portland, Ore.
GeoLogistics Corporation is a leading global logistics provider with a global network spanning more than 100 countries. GeoLogistics offers customers a broad range of freight management and customized logistics solutions backed by a single, company-wide IT system. GeoLogistics is part of the PWC Logistics family, an organization with annual revenues of over U.S.$3 billion and 17,000 employees.
BG Strategic Advisors Hires Two Key Senior Staff
BG Strategic Advisors, Inc., a leading investment banking and strategy-consulting firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry, recently announced that Jonathan Saltzman has joined BG Strategic Advisors as a Senior Associate. Previously, Jonathan was Corporate Finance Manager for the Amsterdam-based transportation, logistics and shipping multi-national TNT N.V. Jonathan's key responsibilities included finance and funding strategies, capital markets transactions, project finance, M&A analysis, and bank and rating agency relationships. Jonathan will play a vital role executing logistics deals with BG Strategic Advisors.
Matt Gordon joins BG Strategic Advisors as a Vice President. Prior to joining BG Strategic Advisors, Matt was a Vice President with SightPoint Partners, a management consulting and investment banking firm dedicated to bringing bulge bracket services and value to middle market clients. Matt joined SightPoint after leading the corporate development group of a Swiss telecommunications company and then founding his own telecom firm. Matt will not only drive transactions for the firm, but will also draw on his background as an attorney with Fried Frank and then Sullivan & Cromwell to play a broader role with BG Strategic Advisors.
"We are pleased to announce that we have added two senior executives to our mergers and acquisitions advisory practice," commented Benjamin Gordon, Managing Director of BG Strategic Advisors. "Both Jonathan and Matt bring over a decade of experience in mergers and acquisitions, legal advisory, and/or transportation and logistics. They are both capable of taking on major responsibilities with BG Strategic Advisors. We expect them to contribute tremendously to our firm over the coming years."
BG Strategic Advisors now draws on the expertise of seven professionals. All have experience in either the transportation and supply chain sector or the M&A advisory arena.
Benjamin Gordon, Managing Director of BG Strategic Advisors, is a member of LQ Magazine's Advisory Board and a contributing editor to LQ Magazine.
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