London, United Kingdom
, CEO of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), will hand over the majority of his duties in the New Year. He will continue working for UKWA until 31 July 2015, helping host the IFWLA convention in Liverpool in June and the UKWA's annual lunch and awards ceremony in July. He will also retain his responsibilities as secretary general of the International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Association (IFWLA). By the time he retires, Williams will have served with the UKWA for nearly 15 years.
"Joining UKWA after 32 years with the Royal Marines was not quite a seamless change, but my first career prepared me well for the unusual, the unexpected and the impossible! During my second career, UKWA has changed out of all recognition since 1998, and I am proud to have been part of that change," Williams says.
His successor will be announced soon, the UKWA says.
Greenville, NC, United States
NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), the parent company of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation, has promoted Pat DeSutter
, director of fleet management, to vice president of fleet, service and aftermarket, effective 1 January.
DeSutter will oversee all sales, operations and management for the fleet, service and aftermarket divisions of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation. He joined NMHG in 1992 as a parts pricing manager and has held several positions within the parts division, working his way up to director of parts distribution operations. He was most recently director of fleet management and has over 25 years' industry experience.
Tipton, United Kingdom
Flexi Narrow Aisle has appointed Peter Dunn
as business development manager based in the Midlands. Dunn has extensive experience in product management in the materials handling industry and the forklift industry and specialist knowledge of the very narrow aisle systems sector. John Maguire, Flexi Narrow Aisle's sales and marketing director, comments: "The market for articulated truck technology continues to grow and I am sure that Peter will enjoy considerable success with us and help us keep pace with the high demand for Flexi truck technology. We have many new innovative Flexi products in development which Peter will help us bring to market over the next few years."