Hanjin Shipping has appointed Tai Soo Suk, who has served as chief executive officer of Hanjin Transportation, to president and CEO.
He will be officially appointed to the new position after the board meeting and shareholders’ meeting in March, the South Korean liner carrier said.
He joined Korean Air in 1984 and has served as the head of the Business Strategy Office, as well as chief director of the North America headquarters. Tai Soo Suk has been serving as CEO of Hanjin Transportation since March 2008.
Jing Zeng has been named senior director, industrial engineering, for Weber Logistics of Santa Fe Springs, Calif. He will be responsible for driving efficiency through use of automation, systems design, process redesign, warehouse layout improvements and other optimization techniques as the company expands its e-commerce fulfillment capability.
Zeng previously was senior director of logistics engineering at Newegg.com, a large online electronics retailer that operates more than 1.6 million square feet of fulfillment space in the United States. At Newegg, he managed several multi-million-dollar projects involving sophisticated warehouse automation.
“Jing understands e-commerce fulfillment and how to bring efficiency to high-volume, high-velocity, pick and pack operations,” Weber CEO Harry Drajpuch said in a statement.
Born in China, Zeng earned a master’s degree in Philosophy, Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His areas of expertise include material handling systems, warehouse management systems, Lean Six Sigma, Auto CAD and inventory control.
Ian Jefferies, who currently serves as a senior policy advisor to Transportation Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller, will join the Association of American Railroads Dec. 11 as senior vice president of government affairs. “Ian brings to AAR an invaluable understanding of transportation issues,
and we look forward to him utilizing his legislative talents and
insights while representing the rail industry,” AAR's Edward R. Hamberger said in a statement. “In a time when transportation infrastructure,
rail safety and truck size and weight issues promise to dominate the
legislative landscape, we are pleased to have someone of Ian’s stature
and know-how on board.”
Raphael Kuuchi will take over as the International Air Transport Association's vice president for Africa on Feb. 17. Kuuchi most recently worked as the director of commercial, corporate and industry affairs for the African Airlines Association.
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