Edward Perry, global senior director of social media and innovation projects, Worldhotels Perry will have global responsibility for social media, indirect distribution and e-innovations. '[Perry] has been an integral part of the Worldhotels' team since joining more than a decade ago. His ability to solve strategic and tactical issues, while maintaining productive relationships, will serve him well in this new role,' says Paulo Salvador, global vice-president of marketing and sales. Perry was the former director of e-commerce for Worldhotels for the Americas. Robert Rice, chief sales, marketing & strategy officer (CSO) and vice-president, China Sunergy Rice will oversee corporate international expansion and sales and marketing functions with the aim of expanding China Sunergy's global market presence, promoting the brand, establishing long-term industry partnerships, and recruiting a first class global sales team. '[Rice] has a proven track record of dramatically increasing sales, developing partnerships, growing product line-ups, improving profitability and leading global teams,' says Stephen Cai, China Sunergy's CEO. Sean Fitzgerald, executive vice-president for China, and director for the Shanghai office, Ketchum Fitzgerald, currently partner and managing director of Ketchum West, will relocate to Shanghai in January. In addition to managing the Shanghai office, he will also oversee the agency's presence in Beijing and Guangzhou. 'With Greater China expecting economic growth next year and beyond, it is imperative that we are in the best possible position to service our global clients as they expand their business there, as well as the growing number of Chinese companies seeking communications support,' said Raymond Kotcher, Ketchum senior partner and CEO. 'By adding [Fitzgerald's] considerable experience to the strong leadership team we already have in place, we are extremely well positioned to seize opportunities for our clients in this important part of the world.' Ming Zhong, sales manager, Accu-Sort Zhong will manage Accu-Sort's new office in Shanghai. He will help automate warehouses and distribution centres, strengthening their connection to the global supply chain using flexible, easy-to-use barcode systems, print and apply systems and sortation systems. 'Zhong's appointment underscores Accu-Sort's commitment to providing superior support for our customers in China as they compete in the global marketplace,' says Kevin Sutherby, president at Accu-Sort.