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We are pleased to announced that Mike Bernos, a senior manager of Corporate Communications, TNT Logistics North America, based in Jacksonville, Florida, and Sarah Friesen, Director, Supply Chain Services and Biomedical Engineering Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, have accepted our invitation to join LQ’s Advisory Board.

Mike Bernos

Prior to working in the logistics industry, Mr. Bernos served as a media relations consultant to Sears and Sprint PCS while president of Mike Bernos Media and Public Relations, Inc. Prior to working as a corporate communications consultant, he was a journalist for Gannett News Service and USA Today.

Mr. Bernos is a member of the Transportation Marketing and Communications Association and is a graduate of Springhill College.

Sarah Friesen
Sarah Friesen brings more than 20 years of supply chain experience to her position as Director of Supply Chain Services and Biomedical Engineering at Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre. For the past three years, Ms. Friesen’s main focus has been to lead the integration of the supply chain and biomedical engineering for the three S&W sites. This includes designing and implementing a new supply chain model, policies and procedures, a performance measurement framework and supply chain best practices. Recently, Ms. Friesen integrated Sterile Processing into her portfolio, and is busy looking for efficiency opportunities in that area.
Sarah is co-chair of the newly formed Healthcare Supply Chain Network, and she developed the Healthcare Supply Chain Management Course for the Executive Centre for Supply Chain & Logistics Management at York University’s Schulich School of Business.

LQ’s Advisory Board performs a pivotal role in directing LQ’s business practices to ensure it remains a leading source of the best business ideas for logisticians who are leading and transforming and developing business. Since LQ’s founding in 1995, it has upheld a tradition of being the only publication with the consistent mission to be a logistics publication written by professionals for professionals in the field of logistics in Canada.


We are pleased to announced that Philippe Gautrin and John Smye have accepted LQ’s invitation to participate as editorial contributors in new columns to be inaugurated in subsquent editions of Logistics Quarterly.

Philippe Gautrin
Philippe Gautrin, P. Eng., is a partner at the GCL Group. For more than 10 years, Mr. Gautrin has worked in the field of logistics where he has acquired extensive expertise in the area of logistics performance improvement for enterprises in Canada, the United States and Latin America. He has supervised more than 200 projects related to the rationalization and improvement of logistics of chain supply operations and mastered the application of new distribution technologies and information systems. He is a member of the CLM (Council of Logistics Management), the Supply Chain and Logistics Canada, the WERC (Warehouse Education Research Council), the CSIE (Canadian Society of Industrial Engineering), the Chamber of Commerce of Montreal and L’Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.

John Smye
Mr. Smye is the CEO of Nadiscorp Logistics Inc. The newly integrated Nadiscorp Logistics Group is a full service turnkey North American 3PL with 250 employees and 1.2 million square feet of facilities. Nadiscorp’s client base is heavily concentrated in packaged goods and high value high tech. manufacturers.

Prior to becoming the CEO of Nadiscorp, Mr. Smye was the CEO of Loomis, a North American transportation and logistics company that encompasses several courier operations, of which Loomis Courier Service is the largest.

Dr. David J. Closs Appointed as John H. McConnell Chaired Professor

The Eli Broad College of Business is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. David J. Closs as the John H. McConnell Chaired Professor.

Mr. Closs is a professor of logistics in the Eli Broad College of Business Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University. A true Spartan, he received his BA in mathematics, his MBA and his Ph.D. at Michigan State University. In addition to working as manager of system development for Systems Research Inc., and as president and CEO of Dialog Systems, Inc., he has consulted with more than 100 of the world’s Fortune 500 corporations regarding logistics strategy and systems.

Mr. Closs is a principal researcher in the Broad School’s ongoing investigation of world-class supply chain capabilities. His research interests include the development and application of computer models and information systems for logistics and supply chain operations, and he has authored more than 100 articles and co-authored seven books.

An active member of the Council of Logistics Management and a former editor of the Journal of Business Logistics, Mr. Closs is on the Board of Directors of Vector, SCM, the logistics integrator for General Motors.

Mr. Closs is also a member of LQ Magazine’s Advisory Board.

Jason Read Joins 3PL Links Inc.

Walter Grossi, President, 3PL Links Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Read as vice president, Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Read serves as a Director on the Council of Logistics Management Toronto Roundtable and has done so for five years. In addition, Mr. Read has published material in Logistics Quarterly and services on the magazine’s Advisory Board. Prior to joining 3PL Links Mr. Read held a variety of consulting and industry positions. Mr. Read holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Systems Design Engineering.

3PL Links is Inc. is a non-asset based third party logistics provider that provide various transportation and warehousing solutions to customers since it was founded by Mr. Grossi in 1998.

Orlando Mazzuca Appointed Director of Business Development by Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Orlando Mazzuca to director of Business Development for Ryder Canada’s Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) business segment in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. He is responsible for the business development of new opportunities for Ryder’s Dedicated Contract Carriage and Transportation Management Solutions (TMS) product lines with an increased focus on the pulp and paper industries. Mazzuca will report to Vice President and General Manager of Ryder Canada, Pete Dalmazzi.

Prior to joining Ryder, Mazzuca was director of North American Logistics for Wesbell, where he was responsible for profit and loss of its North American logistics division. Mazzuca is a member of the Pulp and Paper Association of North America.

Ryder Canada is a division of Ryder System Inc., a Fortune 500 company providing leading-edge logistics, transportation and supply chain management solutions worldwide. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario and with a network of over 35 Company-operated facilities across the country, Ryder Canada is well positioned to provide consistent, high quality services through customized comprehensive business models designed to deliver efficiencies and profitable growth.