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LQ is pleased to announce that Walter Zinn, Ph.D., Ohio State University, has accepted LQ's invitation to join its Advisory Board.

Walter Zinn, Ph.D., Ohio State University, Professor Zinn's research interests focus primarily on the impact of customer service policies on the determination of safety stocks. As part of this focus, his research addresses issues such as the effects of inventory centralization and sales forecasting on safety stocks, logistics partnerships and, more recently, consumer reactions to stockouts. Professor Zinn is also interested in logistics issues in Latin America and received a logistics innovation award from the Latin American Logistics Center. His research has been published in such academic journals as the Journal of Business Logistics, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, The International Journal of Logistics Management, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and Business Horizons. Professor Zinn is also a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Business Logistics and The International Journal of Logistics Management. He recently completed two studies for the World Bank, both discussing supply chain management problems generated by imperfections in public policy, and works regularly with the business community as a speaker at logistics conferences and meetings in the United States, also Brazil and other countries in Latin America.

As a resource for 35,000 logisticians, academics and executives in other disciplines in the United States and Canada, LQ offers ideas for leadership in logistics, supply chain management and transportation, and provides a unique bridge between academia and practitioners. LQ's Advisory Board plays a vital role in ensuring LQ provides its readers with afford authoritative thinking on the complex and fast-changing work of the logistics business - with a unique focus on best practices in the United States and Canada.

Meridian IQ Canada Scores Hat Trick with Relationship Building Event

Camaraderie, dinner and a chance to see the famous Stanley Cup trophy created a memorable event for Meridian IQ Canada and its clients, prospects, vendors and employees. The event, recently held in the historic Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto, provided the setting to launch the Meridian IQ name in Canada and thank those who are important to the success of its business.

Founded in 1943, the Hockey Hall of Fame collects, preserves, researches and exhibits the objects and memories important to the history of ice hockey. It also pays tribute to the players, builders, officials, writers and broadcasters who made significant contributions and achievements in hockey by electing them into "Honoured Membership."

The Hall of Fame is both a museum and an entertainment site, with interactive, audio-visual and multimedia presentations, in addition to its regular displays. One of its more popular displays is the Stanley Cup, the championship trophy of the National Hockey League, the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States.

Distinguished Service Award

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has presented the 2006 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) to Herbert S. Shear, chief executive officer of GENCO in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Shear received CSCMP's DSA at a special ceremony at CSCMP's annual conference, held this October, in San Antonio, Texas. The award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an individual for achievement in supply chain management.

The CSCMP is the preeminent worldwide professional association of Supply Chain Management professionals. Its mission is "to lead the evolving supply chain management profession by developing, advancing, and disseminating supply chain knowledge and research."

The Canadian Courier Association and Canadian Professional Logistics Institute

In tandem with its recent name change, the Canadian Courier & Logistics Association (CCLA) has announced a new partnership with the Logistics Institute. This strategic partnership in professionalism aims to build a stronger, more skilled courier and logistics workforce. As a member benefit and with professional development at its core, this new partnership will not only diversify, but also increase the profile of CCLA. This partnership automatically gives all CCLA members an affiliate membership with the Logistics Institute.

As affiliate members of the Logistics Institute, CCLA members have access to training programs and professional development opportunities for all employees, and many other resources, such as the Institute's Logistics Gateway; available at its

Hans Hickler Appointed U.S. Chief Executive, DHL

DHL has recently announced that Hans Hickler will succeed John Mullen as Chief Executive Officer for DHL Express in the United States.

"Given the excellent developments in our U.S. business and operations over the last year, and the presence of a strong management team, I am pleased to ask Hans to succeed me as CEO for the U.S.," said John Mullen, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express, and member of the Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN) Board of Management, in a press release.

In September Deutsche Post World Net, DHL's parent company, announced that its DHL Express business will be led globally by John Mullen. In this new global position, all DHL Express regional CEOs will report to Mr. Mullen, including Mr. Hickler.

Jerry Levy Named New Vice President of Marketing at PWC Logistics

PWC Logistics, a leading global transportation and logistics company, has named Jerry Levy as its new Vice President of Marketing.

Mr. Levy joins PWC Logistics from BAX Global, where for six years he was Vice President of Marketing. While at BAX, Mr. Levy was responsible for launching their new global product suite and establishing its ecommerce program. In his new role, Mr. Levy will be responsible for marketing across all PWC Logistics companies, including GeoLogistics, and will be instrumental in all global marketing and branding initiatives. He reports directly to Christopher Logan, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Growth Initiatives, PWC Logistics and GeoLogistics. Mr. Levy is based in Santa Ana, Calif.

He has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the logistics and transportation industries, holding key positions with Exel, General Electric, and Conrail.

Mr. Levy joined BAX Global in July 2000 as the marketing head where he had the responsibility of repositioning the $2.4 billion transportation company from a primarily North American integrated air cargo provider to a full service, global supply chain firm. Prior to BAX, he served five years as Director of Strategic Alliances and Logistics for Exel Global Logistics. Before Exel, Levy was U.S. Marketing Manager for Trade and Transportation Network Solutions at GE Information Services, a $500 million dollar networking and communications firm based in suburban Washington, D.C.