OHL names new CIO

Logistics player also promotes two other execs

Logistics services provider OHL has promoted three of its senior officers, one of whom is replacing its chief information officer of more than three years.

Taking the helm of Brentwood-based OHL's IT operations is Eric Douglas, who joined the company in December 2011 to create and manage the Strategic Project Office. Douglas, pictured here, has more than 16 years of experience in technology. Before coming to OHL, he was chief technology officer at Callis Communications and vice president of engineering at Deltacom, which was run by OHL CEO Randy Curran from 2005 to 2010. Douglas takes the place of Darren Cockrel, who had been CIO since November 2009 after spending more than seven years at Dollar General.

Also getting a promotion is Hoyt Fitzsimmons, who is now executive vice president of human resources and the Strategic Project Office. Fitzsimmons joined OHL's Contract Logistics division last April as senior VP of operations. Previously, he was president of Taylor-Wharton Cryogenics & Cylinders and EVP and general manager of Thermadyne Holdings, which Curran also has run.

Thirdly, Mike Honious has been named EVP within OHL Contract Logistics, where Randy Tucker was recently named president. (Tucker formerly held Fitzsimmons' new HR role.) Honious joined OHL in November 2005 and has helped run North American contract logistics, global engineering, operational excellence and forklift company Material Handling Resources.

"I am really pleased to communicate the promotions of Eric, Hoyt and Mike," said Curran. "All three have made significant contributions to OHL during their tenure here. OHL has a solid succession process in place and great depth of management throughout the organization."