KLLM Inc has named Jim Richards chief operating officer and Bill Grothe chief financial officer. Richards served most recently as senior vice-president — operations, sales and marketing. Grothe comes to KLLM from senior vice-president positions at MobileComm and WorldCom.
NationaLease has appointed John Grainger to take over as president effective Nov 10, 2003. He replaces William Ford, who plans to retire Jan 1, 2004. Grainger joins NationaLease after serving as chief executive officer for Laidlaw Educational Services.
Tracy A Leinbach has been elected executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Ryder System Inc. Her election follows an interim appointment as CFO that began in April 2003.
AMCON Distributing Co has elected John R Loyack a director of the company. He currently serves as senior vice-president and chief financial officer of PNM Resources Inc.
Ronald Daly, president and chief executive officer of Oce USA Holding, and Marissa Peterson, executive vice-president — worldwide operations of Sun Microsystems, will join SuperValu Inc's board of directors.