Katy, TX, United States
Drew Braun has joined LiuGong NA Forklift
in the position of regional sales manager - forklift, reporting directly to Ken Biediger, president. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Braun will be working closely with the LiuGong dealer network in the eastern half of the United States.
Braun brings over 25 years of high-level management experience in the materials handling industry, having held positions at both the OEM and dealer levels with several leading brands.
Braun will help LiuGong further expand the continually growing footprint of its materials handling equipment in the eastern U.S.
Waltham, MA, United States
has announced that technology industry leader Amy Villeneuve has joined its board of directors. Villeneuve was president and COO of Amazon Robotics (formerly Kiva Systems), a provider of fulfillment centre automation using mobile robots and sophisticated control software, and later vice president of Amazon.
Prior to joining Kiva, Villeneuve was EVP at Cross Country Automotive Services (now Agero), a strategy consultant at The Parthenon Group (now Parthenon-EY), and an operations leader running component division factories in the auto industry (GM Delco, Stoneridge). Villeneuve is also a board member of 6 River Systems, Ori Systems, and 4moms; an advisor to REsurity and Catalant; and a startup mentor through MIT's Venture Mentoring. She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BS from Clarkson University.
Jordi Barreiros has been appointed the new branch manager for Riege Software
in Switzerland. Barreiros is a qualified expert in customs and foreign trade and brings with him a wide range of transport and logistics experience. This appointment reinforces Riege's progress in growing Scope, its digital logistics platform.
Barreiros hails from Spain, is fluent in Spanish and German, and speaks Swiss German, English and French.
Barreiros takes over from Andreas Fenner, who is stepping down for health reasons after 10 years in the role.