August 2011: People
Randall Curran has joined OHL as the company’s CEO, replacing Bert Irigoyen. Curran has served in a varity of roles in the telecommunications and manufacturing industries.
MIQ Logistics has named Thomas Hickey business development director of its sales team. In this role, Hickey will head up new business efforts in the greater New York tri-state market.
BDP International has promoted David Poh to the position of general manager for Singapore. A nine-year veteran of BDP, Poh served as head of chemical logistics and supply chain operations prior to this appointment. He was also instrumental in establishing BDP’s warehouse and distribution operations.
Andrew Schmidt has joined AAR as senior vice president, supply chain, AAR Allen Asset Management. In his new role, Schmidt drives the strategy of AAR’s aftermarket business. He has spent 25 years in the aviation business, working everywhere from McDonnell Douglas to Oliver Wyman.
The Air Transport Association of America has named Sean Kennedy as its senior
vice president of global government affairs. Previously serving as special assistant of legislative affairs to President Barack Obama, Kennedy will be respo nsible for increasing the advocacy reach of the trade organization for leading U.S. airlines.
Sebastiaan Scholte, who currently serves as the CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics, is the Cool Chain Association’s new secretary general. He has replaced Christian Helms, who will remain a member of the association. Scholte, a 14-year industry veteran, has worked for Aeromexpress and Cargolux.
The board of directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver has elected Michelle D. Livingstone to its panel. As vice president of transportation for The Home Depot, Livingstone oversees the movement of shipments into and within the company’s multi-channel supply chain. Additionally, John Bowe and Alan Stone, who recently retired from the board, have been granted ITI Board Emeritus status.
Adam R. Kokas, senior vice president, general counsel, chief human resources officer
and secretary of Atlas Air Worldwide, has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Cargo Airline Association.
The Messenger Courier Association of America (MCAA) has elected QCS Logistics’ Jason Burns, Esquire Express’ Steve Howard, and Priority Dispatch’s Julie Thomas to its board of directors.