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Eland’s New Hires
Perry Turner has been hired as Eland Logistics’ new traffic manager and Devika Singh as logistics coordinator.

Turner brings with him 24 years experience in transportation and logistics management in highway, rail, ocean shipping and warehousing. He specialized in commodities such as cotton while working overseas in Kenya, Tanzania, Kosovo, and England. Perry studied law, literature and mathematics at the University of Akron, Ohio. Turner’s mandate will be to position Eland Logistics as the premier international logistics operation. His first task is to bring all facets of the transport load brokering function in-house. Singh brings with her 10 years experience in logistics and is presently working toward her Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (C.I.T.T.) designation. Turner will be joining the management team along with Doug Eland and Jason Dickson (V.P. Operations). Devika will report directly to Jason.

“We are pleased to welcome both Perry and Devika into the Eland team” announces Doug Eland. “Their combined experience in logistics and commodities will be a great addition to our pool of skilled, talented and dedicated people.”

Formed in 1988, Eland Logistics is a full-service supply chain manager and also Canada’s largest servicing the Green Coffee trade.

2003 SCAA Achievement Award Winners
Each year, SCAA recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to both the success of the association and the specialty coffee industry. The following 2003 award winners were recognized in an award ceremony in Boston at SCAA’s 15th Annual Conference & Exhibition:

Mary Williams, Starbucks Coffee Company
Lifetime Achievement
Awarded in recognition of general career excellence in providing through precept and example: inspiration, direction, and leadership. This award is presented to one whose positive influence transcends the limits of company and profit, and whose work inspires others to contribute their best efforts toward attaining the “Specialty Coffee Ideal” of providing all American consumers with the finest cup of coffee in the world.

David Dallis, Dallis Coffee Company
Outstanding Contribution to Association
Awarded to a member who by his/her exemplary efforts has contributed significantly to the advancement of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, as an organization.

Timothy J. Castle, Castle & Co.
Distinguished Author
Established in 1996, this award recognizes those whose writing has made a significant contribution to the specialty coffee industry by broadcasting the understanding of the specialty coffee ideal among the coffee trade and/or public.

Karalynn McDermott, FETCO
Special Recognition, Volunteer Commitment: Training Programs
Awarded for special contributions to the association by an individual, usually related to volunteer or staff commitments related to specific projects or program.

Stockton Graham & Co.’s New Hires
Stockton Graham & Co. recently expanded its sales staff to include Michael Kaplan as director of inside sales and customer service. Kaplan will be responsible for managing, streamlining and expanding the company‚s sales and customer service departments. Additionally, he will rely on his channel sales experience to help Stockton Graham & Co. grow sales, move into new market segments and uncover other business opportunities.

He has an extensive background in business-to-business as well as business-to-consumer sales, e-commerce and strategic partner sales. His experience and skills will help strengthen and improve the expert staff at Stockton Graham & Co.

NYBOT’s New Officers
The New York Board of Trade (NYBOT) announced that it has appointed new officers to its board of governors, including: Frederick W. Schoenhut, who has been serving as vice chairman, was elected to the position of chairman; Roger Corrado, a member at large, is now vice chairman, and Alfred J. Mascia, has been re-elected to the position of treasurer.

Additionally, the Exchange appointed Charles H. “Harry” Falk to the position of President and CEO. Falk has been serving as Chairman of NYBOT. Patrick L. Gambaro, who has been serving as senior executive vice president, has been appointed senior executive vice president and chief operating officer.

NYBOT also appointed a new executive committee: Roger Corrado is chairman, and Thomas A. Butler, Jr.; Paul Dapolito, III; Paul Liubicich; Joseph T. Nicosia, and William J. Shaughnessy are all appointed as members.

Tea & Coffee - September/October, 2003
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