Executive Moves: UPS, Canadian Pacific, SeaCube Container Leasing and MPC Capital

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UPS hires chief transformation officer; Canadian Pacific names vice presidents for its three business units within the sales and marketing team; SeaCube Container Leasing names chief commercial officer; and MPC Capital unveils changes in its shipping unit.

   UPS has hired Scott Price to serve as chief transformation officer, effective Dec. 11. Price, who will serve in the newly created position from the UPS global headquarters in Atlanta, will also join the UPS management committee, which is the company’s senior-most leadership group.
   Price currently serves as executive vice president, global leverage for Walmart, based in Bentonville, Ark. Spanning his nearly 30-year professional career, he has extensive corporate leadership experience in senior roles for Walmart, DHL Express International and The Coca-Cola Company.

   Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) has reorganized its sales and marketing team, which will comprise three business units, each led by a vice president who will report to John Brooks, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. The three business units within the Class I railway’s sales and marketing team will be grain and fertilizers; energy, chemicals and plastics (ECP), and merchandise; and intermodal and automotive.
   CP hired Coby Bullard to lead sales and marketing for ECP and merchandise, effective Dec. 1. Bullard is joining CP from C.R. England and its subsidiary, Crest Logistics, where he most recently served as president, intermodal. He also has nearly a decade of railroad experience from BNSF, where he worked in increasing levels of responsibility in sales and marketing, customer service and operations support.
   CP has also hired Eileen Pedante Stone to lead the grain and fertilizers business unit, effective Dec. 1. Stone is joining CP from UPS Freight, where she gained over 25 years of experience in sales in marketing in the freight transportation industry across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. She most recently served as vice president of sales.
   In addition, CP has selected Jonathan Wahba to lead sales and marketing for intermodal and automotive. Wahba joined CP in February as vice president of sales and marketing, intermodal and grain.

   SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd., a global container leasing company, has named Jim Kachidurian chief commercial officer. Kachidurian began his career in container leasing at Transocean Leasing about 30 years ago. He has held senior sales and marketing roles with companies such as GE Capital, Donlen Corp., and most recently as senior vice president of sales and marketing at Stoughton Trailers in Madison, Wis.

   MPC Capital AG, an independent investment and asset management firm, revealed that Constantin Baack will be responsible for the shipping division. Peter Ganz, who currently serves as management board member with responsibility for the shipping unit of MPC Capital, will be leaving the company when his contract expires at the end of the year. Ganz will continue to support MPC Capital in an advisory capacity after his exit.


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