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Published: 29 October 2012
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Don Allee resigned as CEO of the Port of Gulport, Mississippi on 19 October, with effect from 2 November. Gulfport WLOX writes. "Allee has been director at the port for almost 11 years, and saw the port through the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, as well as the BP oil spill. His resignation comes less than a month before a meeting that's supposed to shape the port's future expansion plans. At that November 15th meeting, a decision should be made about how high the port's elevation should be raised." Matthew Wypyski, COO, has been named as interim CEO.
Glenn Carlson has been appointed Executive Port Director and CEO. of Port Freeport, Texas.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the appointment of Randy Parsons, a US Transportation Security Administration executive and FBI veteran, as the port's new Director of Security.
The South Carolina Ports Authority has hired John M Wheeler to the position of Vice President, Carrier Sales.
The Port of Los Angeles' Deputy Executive Director for External Affairs, Cynthia Ruiz, has been named to the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness by Acting US Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank.
Jürgen Amedick has been appointed CEO for the drives portfolio, industry and infrastructure applications at Siemens.
Marie-Christine Lombard, previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TNT NV, has been named CEO of SNCF Geodis. Pierre Blayau stays on as chairman, while Jean-Louis Demeulenaere, CEO of Geodis, has left the company. In related developments, the Board of Directors of Ermewa, chaired by Pierre Blayau, has appointed Olivier Ghesquière as CEO, succeeding Joseph Kuttel, who is retiring next January. The other rail activities of the division continue to be headed by: Sylvie Charles, for rail freight, and Fret SNCF in particular; Pierre Enderlé, for automotive transport, as Chairman of the STVA Board (Pierre Blayau becomes Chairman of the Supervisory Board); Jean-Michel Genestier, for combined transport and rail motorways (Naviland Cargo, VIIA); Fabien Rochefort, for locomotive fleet management (Akiem).
The Board of the Rail Freight Group has appointed Maggie Simpson, up to now RFG's policy manager, as Executive Director Gary Morter has joined SEKO Logistics UK’s Board as Executive Director.
Gary Morter has joined SEKO Logistics UK’s Board as Executive Director.
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