Drone Delivery Canada has appointed Michael Urlockerto the newly created position of vice-president – strategic partnerships as the company grows its management team and moves closer to commercialization. Urlocker has been involved in the Canadian technology investment sector since 1995. His specialization is disruptive innovation. He worked as a top-ranked technology investment analyst for more than twenty years at a variety of firms including UBS, Credit Suisse, Scotia Capital and GMP Securities. Before joining the financial services industry, Urlocker also worked as a technology reporter for The Financial Post. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a graduate of University of Waterloo’s Electrical Engineering program.
Accenture has appointed Brian Irwin to lead its Industrial Group in North America, effective immediately. He will be responsible for the company’s automotive, construction, freight and logistics, industrial equipment and public transport industry segments. Irwin joins Accenture from A. T. Kearney, where he led the automotive and industrial practice for the Americas, and previously co-led A.T. Kearney’s Americas business. Irwin has more than 20 years of consulting experience working for industrial organizations in areas such as product development, operations, supply chain, logistics and disruptive technologies. Before consulting, he worked for General Motors. He lives in Dallas, and is on the board of the C5 Youth Foundation of Texas, which serves to guide high-risk youth to pursue personal success, and prepare them for leadership roles in college, work and their communities.
USA Truck Inc, a capacity solutions provider headquartered in Van Buren, Arkansas, has hired Werner Hugo as senior vice-president, trucking operations. Hugo joins USA Truck from 7 Hills Transport, Inc, where he had served as chief operating officer. Before his most recent role at 7 Hills Transport, Inc, Hugo was vice-president of operations and driver retention at CRST International. Additionally, he has nearly 15 years of experience as president and COO of three other trucking companies.