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Mid-America Promotes Three to Senior VP

BY CSA STAFF

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill-based Mid-America Real Estate Corp., announced the recent promotion of three of its retail real estate brokers to senior VP.

Dan Tausk has been promoted from VP to senior VP of Mid-America’s urban retail team. While representing both retail landlords and tenants, he will now focus more on tenant representation. As a lead member of Mid-America’s seven-person urban team, his primary focus is in the urban-Chicago area and its diverse neighborhoods.

Andy Bulson has been promoted from VP to senior VP of Mid-America’s suburban tenant representation team. He represents numerous national retailers throughout the Chicagoland area, and is the author of Mid-America’s annual Shopping Center Report that tracks retail-development trends in Chicago and its suburbs.

Ben Wineman has been promoted from VP to senior VP of Mid-America’s investment sales group. He focuses specifically on the disposition of retail properties throughout the Midwest region. He is a lead member of the Mid-America team that was responsible for over 100 transactions during the last two years totaling over $1.5 billion. He is also the ICSC Illinois State Next Generation chairperson.

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Imperial Sugar names new ceo

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SUGAR LAND, Texas Imperial Sugar today confirmed the appointment of John Sheptor as president and ceo and elected him to its board of directors, replacing Robert Peiser in each of these capacities.

Sheptor joined Imperial as evp and coo in February 2007 and has been responsible for all operations, logistics, sales, marketing, customer service and commodities management areas that support Imperials evolving go-to-market strategies. Prior to joining Imperial, he held the position of project director from 2005 to 2007 for the supply chain management system initiative funded under President Bushs Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief in Washington, DC.

Imperials chairman of the board James Gaffney said, Speaking for our entire board, we look forward to building on past accomplishments with John as our new chief executive. We all think that his talents, experience and vision, which include significant international activities, a focus on R&D and an extensive operations background, are very consistent with the current needs of the company.”

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Wal-Mart manages global supply risk

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AUSTIN, Texas Wal-Mart has selected Strategic Forecasting to assess and rank security risk for countries in its global supply chain. According to the company, Wal-Mart is now requiring its supplier’s to use Strategic Forecasting’s Supply Risk Monitoring service.

Under the agreement Strategic Forecasting will provide Wal-Mart with a comprehensive supply chain security risk monitoring service whereby countries within Wal-Marts supply chain are ranked as high, medium or low for risks associated with the supply chain infrastructure. Using a unique analytical methodology the service will monitor and evaluate countries based on risks from terrorism, insurrection, crime, the political and regulatory environment, natural disasters, as well as several other factors related to supply chain infrastructure to produce a quantifiable measure of the actual risk to a nation’s supply chain.

George Friedman, founder and ceo of Strategic Forecasting said that Working with Wal-Mart is a great honor and responsibility for Stratfor. We believe our supply risk monitor tool will enable Wal-Mart to better evaluate the security risk levels of countries it deals with in its supply chain. 

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