BigWigs & New Gigs: Logistics & Transportation 

CIRTA Promotes Gebhard

CIRTA Promotes Gebhard

The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority has promoted Jennifer Gebhard to Commuter Connect program manager. She previously served as outreach representative.

Celadon Names CTO

Celadon Names CTO

Indianapolis-based Celadon Group has named Richard Stocking chief transformation officer. He most recently served as chief operating officer at Swift Transportation Company in Phoenix.

IndyGo Selects President And CEO

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

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. 

IndyGo Promotes Burnside

IndyGo Promotes Burnside

IndyGo has promoted Marcus Burnside to vice president of technology. He most recently served as director of technology and interim vice president of technology. Burnside began working with IndyGo in October 2015 as a consultant and joined the IndyGo team in 2017.

Cargo Services Adds Two

Cargo Services Adds Two

Cargo Services has hired Mary Pahud and Gini Wodock. Pahud joins the imports department, Wodock the exports department. Cargo Services is an Indianapolis-based freight forwarder.

Wheaton Van Lines Adds Sales Director

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 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 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. 

Cargo Services Names Manager

Cargo Services Names Manager

Cargo Services has promoted Marielle Wilson to ocean export department manager. Cargo Services is an Indianapolis-based company specializing in freight forwarding for companies throughout the Midwest. Wilson has been with the company for more than 17 years.

IndyGo CEO to Step Down

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.

Fort Wayne Citilink Appoints Interim GM

Fort Wayne Citilink Appoints Interim GM

Fort Wayne Citilink has appointed John Haenftling interim general manager under a management contract with RATP Dev USA. He has 25 years of public transit experience in Texas and California.

MD Logistics Promotes Gerbers to Director

MD Logistics Promotes Gerbers to Director

Emilie Gerbers has been promoted to director of business development for Indianapolis-based 3PL, MD Logistics. She started with the company in 2011 and previously served as manager of business development and marketing.

McGee Named CIRTA Interim Director

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

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.

enVista Names Business Intelligence Director

enVista Names Business Intelligence Director

David Kincaid has joined enVista’s enterprise and technology solutions team as director of business intelligence. He previously worked as director of analytics for Fuzion and as a business intelligence manager at Apparatus.

Lyft Names First Market Manager For Central 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

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 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 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

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

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.

Celadon Taps Texas Exec For CEO

Celadon Taps Texas Exec For CEO

The board of directors for Indianapolis-based Celadon Group Inc. has unanimously approved Paul Svindland as the company’s next chief executive officer. He currently serves as chairman and CEO of Houston-based Farren International Holdings and will succeed Paul Will.

Twinlode Corp. Promotes Klaer to President

Twinlode Corp. Promotes Klaer to President

South Bend-based Twinlode Corp. has promoted Mike Klaer to president. He previously served as vice president and co-owner of Twinlode Corp. and as a sales engineer at Handling Technologies Inc.

Dwyer to Retire From Conexus Indiana

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.

Atlas World Group Promotes Kempf to Corporate Controller

Atlas World Group Promotes Kempf to Corporate Controller

Evansville-based Atlas World Group Inc., the parent company of Atlas Van Lines, has promoted Jason Kempf to corporate controller. He joined the company in 2004 as claims controller. Kempf brings 18 years of experience to his newest role.

IndyGo Announces Promotions and Organizational Changes

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.

Celadon Group Announces Two Promotions

Celadon Group Announces Two Promotions

Celadon Group Inc. has promoted Jonathan Russell (pictured) to president and chief operating officer. He will oversee all trucking operations. Also, Douglas Schmidt has been promoted to president of Celadon Trucking and will oversee the truckload division.

Wheaton | Bekins Names VP of Sales

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.

Atlas World Group Hires VP

Atlas World Group Hires VP

Evansville-based Atlas World Group has hired Tim Hall as vice president of business development for its affiliate, Atlas World Group International. He most recently served as chief executive officer for greenlimb, a management consulting firm.

Driving Ambition Names Director of Risk Management

Driving Ambition Names Director of Risk Management

Driving Ambition, a premier CDL driver staffing company with locations throughout the Midwest, has named Loretta Miller director of risk management. She previously served as corporate safety director for Knight Transportation.

Driving Ambition Makes Two Promotions

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.

Atlas World Group Names CEO

Atlas World Group Names CEO

Evansville-based Atlas World Group Inc. has promoted Jack Griffin to chief executive officer and vice chairman of the board. He most recently served as chief operating officer and succeeds Glen Dunkerson. Dunkerson will continue as chairman of the board through 2017.

Titan Global Distribution Names GM

Titan Global Distribution Names GM

Titan Global Distribution, a subsidiary of Evansville-based Atlas World Group Inc., has named Jason Kohl general manager. He previously served as national service director for the fire division of Cintas Corp.

Cargo Services Inc. Names Manager

Cargo Services Inc. Names Manager

Cargo Services Inc. has named Andrew Hadley national accounts manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. Hadley previously worked for NNR as corporate director of sales and marketing.

System Scale Corp. Names COO

System Scale Corp. Names COO

Joe Culp has been named chief operating officer of System Scale Corp. He is the former president of Tangent Labs. Culp also previously worked at POLARIS Laboratories and Covance Laboratories. He is a graduate of Ball State University.

Conexus Appoints Carpenter as Director of Outreach

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.

Celadon Group Promotes Buck to Executive VP

Celadon Group Promotes Buck to Executive VP

Celadon Group Inc. has promoted Ken Buck to executive vice president of business development. He also has been appointed to the board of directors and is now an officer of the company.

Atlas World Group Names VP

Atlas World Group Names VP

Evansville-based Atlas World Group has appointed James McMurray vice president and general counsel. For the past 14 years, McMurray has worked for Springleaf Financial Services, most recently as deputy general counsel.

Wiers Fleet Partners Names Service Director

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.

IndyGo Selects COO & VP of Operations

IndyGo Selects COO & VP of Operations

Roscoe Brown has been named chief operating officer and vice president of operations for IndyGo. He has worked for IndyGo since 1999 and most recently served as vice president of business development.