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Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 ( #709 )
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Pat DeSutter
Greenville, NC, United States
Yale Materials Handling Corp has announced that its vice president of fleet, service and aftermarket, Pat DeSutter, has been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2015 list of Pros to Know. DeSutter has over 25 years of experience working to improve supply chain performance in the wholesale distribution sector. He joined the company in 1992 as a parts pricing manager and has held several positions in the parts division, working his way up to director of parts distribution operations.
Presented annually, the awards recognise supply chain executives who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the challenges of today’s business climate. Supply & Demand Chain Executive received over 300 entries for the 2015 Pros to Know Award.
Brett Schemerhorn
Meanwhile, Hyster Company has announced that its president of big trucks, Americas, Brett Schemerhorn, has also been named to the Pros to Know list. Schemerhorn has nearly 20 years of experience in the materials handling industry. He joined the company as an inventory analyst in 1995, and has worked his way through a series of increasingly significant positions. As president of big trucks, Americas, Schemerhorn leads the big trucks team, which is focused on meeting the specialised materials handling needs of customers in demanding industries such as metals, mining, lumber, concrete and intermodal.

St Louis, MO, United States
Battery Handling Systems Inc (BHS) has appointed Julia Yank as inside sales manager to meet the needs of the company's growing client network. Yank has a background in industrial sales, marketing and business development. She holds a university degree in international business and has built her sales management experience through positions with several industrial clients. In her new role, she will coordinate sales staff, connect account managers with external dealer networks, support cooperating departments within BHS and manage client accounts for the Western United States.

Niagara Falls, Canada
Palfinger North America has appointed Tim Arkilander as executive vice president of sales and business development. Arkilander will be responsible for Palfinger articulating cranes, including the PK, PW and PC product lines, Palfinger Epsilon forestry and scrap cranes, and Palfinger truck-mounted forklifts. He has 30 years of industry experience, which includes an extensive engineering background. His contributions are expected to strengthen the company’s lifting, loading and handling solutions offered to key industries in North and Latin America.
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