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Following a national search, seaport and economic development leader Jonathan Daniels was named the new chief executive & port director at Port Everglades, Broward County, Florida. Daniels came to Port Everglades from the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi where he had been the executive director since 2013.

Joseph Dzierzawski has been named president and CEO of Beumer Corp., the Somerset, New Jersey-based U.S. subsidiary of Germany’s Beumer Group. He is now fully responsible for the business lines Conveying & Loading Systems, Palletizing and Packaging Technology, and Sortation and Distribution Systems in the North American market.

Meanwhile, Christian Schneider is Beumer’s new director of People & Culture, which puts him in charge of employer branding, recruiting, university marketing and more. He will work out of the company’s Beckum, England, headquarters.

Denver-based OmniTRAX, one of the fastest-growing railroads in North America, appointed Robert Walker as its chief financial officer. For the past 10 years, Walker served as chief operating and financial officer at The Madison Companies and affiliates. OmniTRAX, an affiliate of The Broe Group, also recently added industry veteran Federico D. Díaz Page to its Industrial Development team. Diaz Page was most recently executive vice president of Texas Pacifico Transportation Ltd., a short-line rail operator in Texas. And Justin Strickland just joined OmniTRAX as director, Economic Development. He comes to the railroad after more than 12 years with the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission in Albany, Georgia.

Ruan tabbed Jeff Harpole to be the Des Moines, Iowa-based 3PL’s new vice president of Operations. Leading national retail and grocery accounts for Ruan, Harpole most recently served as vice president, Transportation for Dollar General.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP has added Jeff Weiss as a partner who will practice in the Washington, D.C.-based law firm’s International Trade Group. He spent more than 15 years in senior legal, policy, diplomatic, negotiation, and political roles in the U.S. government across three administrations, including at the White House, USTR, and Commerce. And last but not least, UK-based global logistics provider GEODIS appointed Tomy Sofhian as the managing director of Indonesia.