Transportation Companies in Cold Logistics Appoint New Leaders

A variety of companies related to transportation and warehousing have appointed new hires.

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JAXPORT Names Experienced Maritime Security Professional as Security Leader

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) announced today that retired United States Coast Guard (USCG) Captain Dwight Collins has joined the port as director of public safety and security.

Collins directs all law enforcement, physical security, safety, and emergency management and preparedness services in support of more than 200,000 port employees, tenants, and customers. He is also responsible for ensuring enforcement of seaport security initiatives in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws.

CoolSys Appoints Chris Schulken as Chief Operating Officer

CoolSys, the parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC services companies nationwide, announced today it has appointed Chris Schulken as chief operating officer (COO). As COO, Chris oversees day-to-day administrative and operational functions at CoolSys and serves as a member of the executive management team, steering the company on its rapid growth trajectory.

TA Services Names Renowned Logistics Leader as VP of Business Development

TA Services, Inc., a full-service logistics provider, announces the appointment of its new vice president of business development, renowned logistics leader Reo B. Hatfield II. Bringing over 40 years of experience in executive management and transportation logistics to TA Services, Hatfield will be primarily responsible for guiding the development and growth of the company’s less-than-truckload (LTL) brokerage services. In this role, he will work closely with chief executive officer, Scott Schell.

Prior to joining TA Services, Hatfield served as vice president of the fourth largest LTL carrier in the United States. He also previously co-founded Reo Distribution Services, Inc., where he served as the company’s President for 31 years. 

Seegrid Adds Three Senior Leaders to Its Growing Team

Seegrid Corporation, the leader in self-driving industrial vehicles for material handling, announced the expansion of its team with three growth-oriented senior leaders: Katy Elkin as senior director of corporate development, Doug Beaudet, who will serve as Head of Design, and Greg Cole as director of advanced development. The announcement comes on the heels of Seegrid’s acquisition of Box Robotics and its co-founders Tom Panzarella and John Spletzer joining the Seegrid team as senior director of perception and director of perception, respectively.

Robert Courcy to Lead Gulf Region of Turtle & Hughes

Robert Courcy has joined Turtle & Hughes electrical and industrial distributors as vice president, Gulf region. Courcy will manage the company offices in Houston and Port Lavaca, TX and Geismar, LA. Turtle & Hughes has been operating in the Gulf Region for over 40 years servicing some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, petrochemical plants and EPCs, while expanding into healthcare, residential single/multi-family construction, and transportation.

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