ITS Logistics appoints Peter Weis as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Services. Also, Nexxiot onboards Ákos Maróy as Chief Data Officer; RATP Dev USA hires Ibrahima Toure as Chief Development Officer; and Urban Engineers names Emily Yessick Freight Rail Program Manager.
Peter Weis has joined ITS Logistics, a 3PL (third-party logistics) firm based in Reno, Nev. As Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Services, he will work to grow the IT sector of the company. With more than 20 years of global experience in similar roles and a leadership track record at startups and Fortune 500 companies, Weis served previously as Global Chief Information Officer at Matson Navigation and taught an IT leadership course for five years at the University of California, Berkeley.
ITS Logistics’ services include drayage and intermodal in 22 coastal ports and 30 rail ramps; a full suite of asset and asset-lite transportation systems; omnichannel distribution and fulfillment; and outbound small parcel. In January, the firm reported adding a third warehouse to its existing campus in Whitestown, Ind.
“Peter has all of the qualities that we look for in a leader and he truly aligns with our company culture,” ITS Logistics CEO Scott Pruneau said. “We were looking for an experienced professional who could come in with a strategy and new vision to enhance our commitment to developing world-class, enterprise-level, cloud-based supply chain technology. We feel we’ve found this in Peter.”
At Zurich, Switzerland-based Nexxiot, Ákos Maróy is Chief Data Officer. According to the company, he will oversee “the leveraging of asset and cargo data gathered by Nexxiot’s Asset Intelligence technology,” which digitalizes mobile assets such as railcars, shipping containers, and ISO tank containers so clients can improve processes, gather insights and make decisions. Clients and partners, such as Hapag-Lloyd and Knorr-Bremse, are able to monitor their assets in real time from anywhere in the world, Nexxiot reported.
Maróy worked recently at Google and Meta as a manager in software engineering, and has held the position of Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Leader with a focus on deploying Artificial Intelligence in various fields, including tech, media, aviation and biotechnology. He will use that experience to deliver new services to rail, maritime and diverse logistics clients, Nexxiot said.
“We greatly value the knowledge and experience of Ákos Maróy who contributes deep expertise in delivering Cloud-based platform technologies and leveraging data to drive business advantage,” Stefan Kalmund, Nexxiot’s CEO said. “He brings outstanding credentials in terms of value creation and has a track record of taking ideas forward into successful implementation. It’s an important step for Nexxiot as we demonstrate our commitment to making sure we have the world’s best talent to address our clients’ needs and remove uncertainty in freight.”
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At RATP Dev USA, Ibrahima Toure is Chief Development Officer, responsible for overseeing the business development and marketing teams. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the transit system management and operating company, which runs the Sun Link streetcar in Tucson, Ariz., and the DC Streetcar in Washington, D.C., among other services. Toure’s most recent industry role was with Transdev North America as Regional Vice President.
“We welcome Ibrahima,” said Cyril Aubin, CEO of RATP Dev USA. “Beyond his professional qualities and his deep knowledge of the transport industry, we particularly appreciate a man whose values and sense of service perfectly match our brand. We’re confident that his ‘boots on the ground’ experience gives him a unique perspective and will prove to be an extremely valuable asset to RATP Dev.”
Emily Yessick has joined Urban Engineers as Program Manager for Freight Rail and Public Projects. With 12 years of experience in the design and coordination of civil infrastructure projects, she served previously as Project Manager at Arcadis, handling public projects requests, grade separation reviews, and utility reviews, and managing industrial wastewater- and real estate-related projects for Class I railroads. Yessick’s responsibilities have included review of design plans, compliance with standards and specifications, ensuring safe and continuous railroad operations, and project oversight. In addition to being a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida and North Carolina, Yessick is an active member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association.
“We are pleased to welcome an outstanding rail professional like Emily to our firm,” said Fred Schneader, an Urban Associate Vice President and Southeast Regional Manager. “In her position as our new program manager, she will play a key role in expanding Urban’s freight rail practice, as well as lead our public projects program.”