Americold, a temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider to the food industry, appointed Jed Milstein to executive vice president and chief human resources officer, and Jeff Hogarth to senior vice president for Asia-Pacific.
Milstein joins Americold after serving as executive vice president of human resources for TransCentra, a billing and payments provider. Prior to this, he was the head of HR for Cerberus Operations and Advisory Co.
Hogarth, a 23-year veteran with the company, has held various leadership roles and now will be responsible for operations of Americold Logistics Ltd. In this role, he will oversee 27 facilities and 81.6 million cubic feet across China, Australia and New Zealand.
Swissport International Ltd., an aviation ground services company, said John Batten, executive vice president of cargo services and member of the group executive management, will step down from his position, effective Aug. 31.
Batten joined Swissport from Qatar Airways in August 2008, taking over the position of executive vice president of cargo services.
Swissport provides ground services for about 118 million passengers and 3.5 million tons of cargo a year on behalf of about 650 client-companies in the aviation sector.
Adolph Ojard, executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, will retire this year after a decade of leading the Great Lakes port.
Ojard was named port authority executive director in March 2003. His retirement will end a career that spanned more than 30 years with transportation affiliates of U.S. Steel Corp., where he held executive positions in rail, inland barging, and Great Lakes shipping. He was president of Warrior Gulf Navigation Co. in Alabama until 1997, when he became general manager of both the DM&IR Railway and USS Great Lakes Fleet, regional railroad and vessel companies based in Duluth, Minn.
Ojard also chairs the Great Ships Initiative Advisory Committee, is a member of the U.S. Transportation Department’s Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee and serves on the board of the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council.
The port authority said a national search is underway for a new executive director. The board expects to hire Ojard’s replacement by early fall.
The Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) announced its newly elected board for 2013-2014.
They include Donald Bossow of Diversey as president, Sean Broderick of Procter & Gamble Distributing as first vice president, Dave Madsen of Autoliv as second vice president and treasurer, Amy Fischesser of Sun Chemical Corp. as secretary, and Robert Heinrich of Novartis Pharmaceuticals as executive committee member.
COSTHA is a not-for-profit industry association devoted to promoting regulatory compliance and safety in the international and domestic transportation of hazardous materials.
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