Tire Group International has named Luis Torres as vice president of international program sales. He has more than 25 years of experience in the tire industry. Torres has served as director of export sales for Hercules Tires International. He has also served as export sales manager for Alliance Tire Group.
Paul Rivera has been promoted to vice president of information technology for FedExpress LAC. Rivera, who has more than 25 years of experience with the company, served as the vice president of IT, fedex.com and customer service solutions before his promotion. In his new role, he will be responsible for all aspects of IT and the growth in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
Name: Christine Valls
Company: American Airlines
New position: Regional sales director for Florida, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the U.S. Hispanic market.
Past experience: Worked with American Airlines since 1991, when she started out as a customer service representative. Served as sales representative, corporate manager and sales planning manager as well.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “My grandmother always used to tell me to look at the positive and the good in other people.”
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Kathy Walkerow-Ivanov has been promoted to senior vice president of administration at Fleet Advantage, a truck fleet business analytics and equipment financing company based in Fort Lauderdale. She will be responsible for overseeing all Fleet Advantage transactions from initial award to final equipment in-servicing. Before joining the company, she worked in the titling and registration division of First Fleet Corporation. She also worked in the firm's lease documentation department.
Dennis C. Cooke has been promoted to president of Global Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) at Ryder System, Inc. He will be responsible for leading all areas of global business operations for the company’s largest business segment. He was senior vice president, chief of operations for FMS in the U.S. and Canada. He joined Ryder in 2011, following a 22-year career with GE and related companies.
Manuel A. Fernandez has been named executive vice president of logistics operations at Flagler, a real estate company headquartered in Coral Gables. He will spearhead the development of the company's South Florida logistics center, a 400-acre intermodal complex adjacent to the Miami International Airport. He also will be responsible for a newly launched logistics practice. Before joining Flagler, he was senior vice president with International Container Terminal Services, Inc., a global container terminal management company. Before that, he held senior positions with top international logistics companies, including DHL Express (USA), Inc., APL LTD. and CSX Corporation.
Carol Finklehoffe and Robert Peltz have joined Leesfield & Partners, P.A. as partners in the firm. Both attorneys will focus on maritime litigation and cruise ship liability matters.
Finklehoffe is an active trial attorney in state and federal courts throughout Florida. The main concentration of her practice is in complex personal injury, wrongful death, and sexual assault and harassment claims on commercial and private vessels. She also is a trained Civil Circuit Court mediator.
Peltz has more than three decades experience as a trial attorney focusing on maritime law and general tort liability in various fields, including products liability and professional negligence. He is chairman of the nationwide Maritime Law Association’s Passenger and Cruise Ship Committee. He was president of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association and the Florida Maritime Law Association.