Friday, August 9, 2019

Appointments and Departures in Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Logistics Related Roles This Week

Industry Staff News from Around the Globe
Shipping News Feature
SWITZERLAND – At its extraordinary general meeting earlier this week, freight forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has elected Kurt Larsen as Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors as well as Thomas Plenborg, Jens Bjørn Andersen and Jens Lund as Members of the Board of Directors, effective as of the settlement of DSV takeover bid, which is expected to occur on or around August 19.

Additionally, Jens Bjørn Andersen and Jens Lund were elected as the members of the compensation committee, effective on the same date. All current Members of the Board of Directors of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) AG will resign with effect as of the settlement of DSV's takeover.

AUSTRIA – Heinz Senger-Weiss has announced his resignation from the operational Management Board of Gebrüder Weiss. The Managing Director Air & Sea is going to leave the transport and logistics company for personal reasons on December 31. Senger-Weiss has been with the company for the past 20 years, 15 of which as a member of the Management Board.

From September 1, Dr. Lothar Thoma will start working for Gebrüder Weiss in the Air & Sea division

NETHERLANDS – Sea Machines Robotics has announced Frank Relou to lead its European sales division as the company’s new European Business Development Manager. Relou is based in The Netherlands with responsibility over Europe, Middle East and African regions.

MONACO – Law firm HFW has launched a new office in Monaco which will be led by partners Ian Cranston, Andrew Charlier, and Marco Crusafio. The team, which will also include legal directors Ian Fisher and Ruth Monahan, associate George Kaye and trainee legal executive Laura Pike, specialise in shipping, yachts, business aviation, international trade, commodities, energy and insurance.

They will join HFW in early September from Ince, where Cranston was Monaco Office Head and Charlier was Global Head of Yachts.

UK – Bis Henderson Recruitment has appointed Alison Kirkpatrick as Executive Search Consultant.

UK – International law firm, Winston & Strawn has announced transportation finance lawyer and shipping sector specialist Alison Weal as a Partner in the firm’s London office. Weal will support the firm’s maritime practice led by Washington, DC-based partner Charlie Papavizas. 

US – Crowley Maritime has announced a handful of changes to its Solutions group. Chris Goss has been promoted from Director to Vice President of Business Development, to lead contract capture and proposals, and expeditionary logistics, including FEMA services.

Patrick Wallace has been promoted from Director to Vice President of Supply Chain, to oversee all supply chain activities, including the Defense Freight Transportation Services (DFTS) contract and additional global supply chain and logistics contracts and operations.

Sean Thomas, Vice President, based in Alaska, will lead a renewed initiative to provide energy solutions for government customers worldwide.

Smijith Kunhiraman has been promoted from Manager to Director of Technology Solutions, where he will lead activities using technology that maximises efficiency and provides customers added value.

Rob Clapp will continue as Vice President of Solutions strategy and finance, and Mike Golonka, Vice President, will continue to lead the group providing government maritime solutions. All will report to Shiju Zacharia, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Solutions.

CANADA – Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has announced that Robert Johnson, Executive Vice-President, Operations, is retiring at the end of September. Effective September 1, CP's new Executive Vice-President, Operations, is Mark Redd. Redd joined CP in 2013 and has worked in a number of different senior operating roles, including most recently as Senior Vice-President, Operations, Western Region.

Tony Marquis, Senior Vice-President, Operations, Eastern Region, is also retiring in September. Tracy Miller has been named to succeed Marquis, with Greg Squires named Vice President, Operations, Western Operations. Both Miller and Squires will report directly to Redd.

Also effective from September 1, Chad Rolstad, Vice-President of Human Resources, will add Chief Culture Officer to his title and James Clements, who has been with CP for more than 20 years, will become Senior Vice-President Strategic Planning and Technology Transformation. CP's Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, Mike Redeker will report to Clements.

SINGAPORE – Goltens Worldwide has announced the appointment of Sandeep Seth as President. Seth first joined Goltens in 2002 and has steadily climbed the ranks, serving in positions of progressively increasing responsibility. He will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

Seth has most recently served as the Vice President Asia Pacific and Vice President Finance of Goltens Worldwide. He will continue to be based in Singapore for Goltens.

WORLDWIDE – The Baltic Exchange has announced two new appointments to the Baltic Index Council. Baltic Exchange members Ted Atkinson, of Arrow Chartering UK, and Viral Shah, of RWE Supply & Trading, have been elected and joined the Council on August 1. The move follows a call for nominations for Market Representatives to serve on the BIC.

Atkinson and Shah will join re-appointed Council members, Stefan Albertijn (OFICON), Nico Borkmann (Braemar ACM Shipbroking) and John Banaskiewicz (Freight Investor Services).

Photo: (left) Outgoing Managing Director, Air & Sea at Gebrüder Weiss, Heinz Senger-Weiss and his replacement (right) Dr. Lothar Thoma.