by Meridith Levinson

Yellow Roadway hires Sprint Nextel’s VP of applications development as its new CIO

Sep 28, 20052 mins

Michael Rapken has scored a big job change.  The VP of applications development at Sprint Nextel was hired as senior vice president and CIO of Yellow Roadway Corp., reporting to Bill Zollars, the chairman, president and CEO of the Overland Park, Kansas-based transportation company.  No word yet on whether or not Rapken has replaced Bob Obee, Yellow Roadway’s chief technology integration officer. 

Michael D. Tolbert, who has served as president of Jennie-O Turkey Store and vice president of Hormel Foods since 2004, was promoted to group vice president of Hormel Foods.  His promotion, which the Austin, Minn.-based food company announced among several other management changes, goes into effect on Halloween.  Tolbert has steadily moved up the food chain since he joined Hormel as a merchandiser in 1979.  In 1985, he became a district sales manager.  In 1991, he was promoted to regional sales manager.  Five years later, he was named national manager of business development.  Y2K saw his appointment to director of business development.  He then held the CIO post at the company from 2002 until he was appointed president of Jennie-O Turkey Store.

William J. Cary was elected to the board of directors of enherent Corp.   He will sit on the IT professional services firm’s audit committee.  Cary has over 35 years of experience in IT.  From December 1997 to December 2002, he was senior vice president and CIO of electronic payment company NYCE Corp. responsible for creating a national shared network for ATMs, online debit point of sales and electronic benefit transactions.  He also served on NYCE’s board of directors from June 2002 to May 2002.  Prior to NYCE, Cary worked for Citibank as its senior vice president and chief domain architect from April 1982 to November 1997.  Previously, he also worked for Sealand Service, John Wiley & Sons, and Avis Rent-a-Car. 

News about the CIO change at Fisher Scientific is slowly but surely starting to trickle in, thanks to my source on the matter.  Seems the outgoing CIO is Kevin Hoffman and the new CIO’s first name is Jim.  Who knew a new CIO could be so mysterious?