Frozen Food Express Industries Inc. announced that Ronald J. Knutson has accepted the position of chief financial officer and will also be appointed the company's principal financial and accounting officer. He replaces Thomas G. Yetter, who has left the company. Knutson is a certified public accountant and most recently served as vice president of finance at Ace Hardware Corporation.
Decker Truck Line Inc. recently recognized some new additions to its Million Mile Team. Inductees for 2008 who have one million or more verifiable miles are Devin Tadlock of Iowa City IA, Paul Sigle of Milford MI, and Dean Filmer of Lake City IA. James Brown of Otho IA, John Kilmer of Fort Dodge IA, Alvin “Doug” Johnson of Kanawha IA, and John Robertson of Farmington IA, who are current members of the Million Mile Team, were recognized for achieving two million miles. Dan Liska of Garner IA and Rodney Irwin of Fort Dodge, who are current members of the Million Mile Team, were recognized for achieving three million miles.
Ryder System Inc. announced the appointment of Paul Tay as vice president and managing director of Asia Pacific, responsible for the continuing development and operation of Ryder's supply chain solutions offering throughout the Asia-Pacific region. With more than 15 years of experience in both the contract and international supply chain management industry, he was most recently vice president of consolidation for APL Logistics.
Johanson Transportation Service (JTS) has hired Jesse Runde as sales and logistics coordinator in the JTS Dairy division. Before joining JTS, he was a professional recruiter who specialized in sourcing talent for engineering firms, and his family owned and operated Hansen Transfer in Dubuque IA.
Gene Scoggins, transportation industry veteran and an executive with NationaLease over the past 10 years, has been named president of the North American truck leasing organization. He most recently held the position of vice president, sales for NationaLease. Scoggins will operate at company headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace IL. Dean Vicha has been promoted to vice president of member services for NationaLease. Most recently, the St. Charles IL resident served as national account executive, helping grow the NationaLease national account program to a record level of sales.