BigWigs & New Gigs: Logistics & Transportation
IndyGo Selects President And CEO
The IndyGo Board of Directors has selected Inez Evans as the organization's next president and chief executive officer. Evans, who currently serves as chief operating officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in California, will begin her new role in August. She will succeed Michael Terry, who in January announced plans to step down from the position.
IAA Adds General Counsel, Promotes Harrington
The Indianapolis Airport Authority has added Tenley Drescher-Rhoades as general counsel and promoted Holli Harrington to diversity officer. Drescher-Rhoades most recently served as counsel at Faegre Baker Daniels. She has been most recently involved in the early stages of Indianapolis’ new Community Justice Campus, as well as the new convention center hotel development on Pan Am Plaza.
Wheaton Van Lines Adds Sales Director
Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. has hired Roger Wise as Western Regional Sales Director. Wise will assist agents of Wheaton World Wide Moving, Bekins Van Lines and Stevens Worldwide Van Lines who are located in the western United States, overseeing the growth of COD sales revenue and assisting with National Account sales acquisition and management. He spent 11 years with Stevens Worldwide Van Lines as Vice President of the Western region, and four years as VP of Sales & Marketing.
Gauge Hires VP of Business Development
Gauge has announced Ron Fleming has joined the telematics company as vice president of Business Development. Fleming will be responsible for driving Gauge’s revenue, building the sales organization and supporting Gauge’s current clients. He previously was founder and principal of MaxKinetics, LLC, and also as vice president of business development at CEDIA. Fleming holds degrees from Syracuse University and Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Langham Logistics Hires Director of Sales
Langham Logistics, Inc. has hired Nicholas Hoagland as its new director of sales and client success. Hoagland will manage the company's business development team. He previously worked as director of supply chain at FULLBEAUTY brands, where he managed transportation. Hoagland also served as CEO and CPO at Backhaul Direct. He is involved with the Conexus Indiana Logistics Council and serves on its executive committee.
IndyGo CEO to Step Down
IndyGo President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Terry has announced he will be leaving the transit company. He will continue to work with IndyGo while a search for a replacement is conducted. The company's board of directors is currently drafting a contract with a firm to facilitate a national search for a new president.
McGee Named CIRTA Interim Director
The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority has named Andrew McGee interim director. He currently serves as assistant director and will assume his new role following the departure of Executive Director Lori Kaplan, who retires July 13. McGee has worked for CIRTA in various capacities since 2011. Prior to that, he worked seven years for the central Indiana rideshare program when it was managed by IndyGo.
Ports of Indiana Names New CEO
The Ports of Indiana has named Vanta E. Coda II its next chief executive officer. Coda most recently served as executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, which the organization says is the busiest port district on the Great Lakes. His previous experience also includes an executive role with Jeffersonville-based American Commercial Barge Lines. Coda succeeds Rich Cooper, who is retiring next month after 16 years with the Ports of Indiana.
Lyft Names First Market Manager For Central Indiana
Lyft has appointed Cebronica Luft its first market manager for central Indiana. She has an extensive and impressive background in the hospitality and marketing business. Luft is founder of The Pavilion at Pan Am, a 26,000 multi-use venue serving event planners, promoters, meeting planners and the general public and founder/president of 317 Events, a full-service event and entertainment management company.
Dillman Named COO of Lakes & Rivers Logistics
Gary-based Lakes & Rivers Logistics Inc. has named James Dillman chief operating officer. He will also serve as COO for Lakes & Rivers Logistics Inc.’s affiliate, Jack Gray Transport Inc., also located in Gary. Dillman most recently served as chief executive officer of Diversified Port Holdings in Jacksonville, Florida. He also previously served as president of Metro Ports, headquartered in Long Beach, California, for four years.
ALOM Names Murchland VP
ALOM has appointed Jeremy Murchland vice president of business development. He previously served as executive director of sales for Ingram Micro Inc. Murchland held a variety of supply chain management and sales positions during his tenure at Ingram Micro (previously Brightpoint). Prior to that, he held various sales and operations roles at Ericsson/Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.
Celadon Group Appoints Chief Accounting Officer
Celadon Group Inc. has appointed Vincent Donargo vice president and chief accounting officer. He has more than 30 years of accounting and financial leadership experience. Donargo previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Beaulieu Group LLC, a North American carpet and flooring manufacturing company.
Celadon Taps Transportation Financial Analyst For CFO
Indianapolis-based Celadon Group Inc. has named Thom Albrecht executive vice president - chief financial and strategy officer. He has been a transportation industry financial analyst for nearly 30 years and currently serves as president of Sword & Sea Transport LLC in Virginia.
Atlas Van Lines Appoints COO
Evansville-based Atlas World Group Inc. has named Joe Stackhouse president and chief operating officer of its Atlas Van Lines unit. He joins the company following a lengthy career in telecommunications and energy management, most recently serving as president and COO of American Utility Management in Chicago.
Dwyer to Retire From Conexus Indiana
The chief executive officer of Conexus Indiana has announced his retirement. Steven Dwyer has led Indiana's advanced manufacturing and logistics industry initiative since 2009, and helped launch Conexus as a founding board member in 2007. Dwyer previously served as chief operating officer of Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis. He spent 30 years in the aerospace and defense industries.
IndyGo Announces Promotions and Organizational Changes
IndyGo has promoted Bryan Luellen to vice president of public affairs and communications and Justin Stuehrenberg to vice president of planning and capital projects. Luellen began at IndyGo in 2009 and has served in increasingly responsible roles within the public affairs realm. Stuehrenberg began at IndyGo in 2014 as director of special transit projects.
Wheaton | Bekins Names VP of Sales
Wheaton World Wide Moving | Bekins Van Lines has named Chris Banguis vice president of sales. He previously spent 14 years at Eli Lilly and Co. and worked in roles supporting sales and marketing, manufacturing and research and development. Banguis also spent 13 years in the newspaper industry, working in editorial, advertising and online publishing roles.
Driving Ambition Makes Two Promotions
Indianapolis-based Driving Ambition has promoted Rodney Graham to president and chief financial officer. The 18-year transportation industry veteran most recently served as CFO for the company. Michael Malarney was promoted from general counsel to executive vice president and general counsel. He is a 23-year veteran of the logistics staffing field.
Conexus Appoints Carpenter as Director of Outreach
Conexus Indiana has appointed Bryce Carpenter director of community and industry outreach. He was previously the executive director for the Marion County Republican Central Committee. Prior to that role, Carpenter served as the Central Committee’s communications and political director, developing and executing press conferences and media relations.
Wiers Fleet Partners Names Service Director
Plymouth-based Wiers International Trucks has promoted Mike Stahly to service director at Wiers Fleet Partners. He will oversee service operations for repair and maintenance service centers located in northwest Indianapolis, downtown Indianapolis and the newly-opened La Porte County.