Promotions, hirings, achievers and company news

Here’s a look at promotions, hiring, movers and newsmakers in the Memphis area business scene:

The Landers Auto Group has completed the acquisition of King Cotton Ford and King Cotton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Covington. King Cotton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will be renamed Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram North and remain at 959 US 51 North. King Cotton Ford will be renamed Landers Ford North and remain at 965 Highway 51 North, Covington. This location will be the third Landers Ford dealership in the region.

Neel-Schaffer recently announced Said El Said has joined the firm and will serve as Transportation Systems manager based in the firm’s Nashville office. He recently received a doctorate in transportation philosophy from Vanderbilt University and joins Neel-Schaffer following an 18-year career with the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Transportation Systems manager is a new position for Neel-Schaffer, created to better serve clients as transportation technology rapidly evolves and now includes such applications as connected vehicles, unmanned aerial systems (drones), and smart infrastructure. El Said is a registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee and a 2019 graduate of the TDOT Executive Leadership Academy. He earned a Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Doctorate in transportation philosophy from Vanderbilt University.

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