Friday, February 1, 2019

Appointments and Departures in Shipping and Logistics This Week as New Jobs Announced

Who is Heading Where Around the Globe
Shipping News Feature
FRANCE – Our look at who is heading where this week in the shipping and logistics industry sees CMA CGM announce the appointment of Christine Cabau-Woehrel to the position of Executive Vice President in charge of Assets. Effective March 15, her main responsibilities will include managing the Group’s industrial assets such as its fleet of vessels, its newbuildings, its container fleet, intermodal transport and the Group’s terminals.

Having begun her carrier in 1987 in the CMA CGM Group, Cabau-Woehrel became in 2011 a transport consultant. The following year, she was appointed CEO of the Port of Dunkirk and she became in March 2014 CEO of the Port of Marseille-Fos.

UK – The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced that Peter Harvey MBE, is to leave his post after more than 6 years as Chief Executive.

UK – BlueJay Solutions has announced Andrew Kirkwood as its new Chief Executive Officer. Kirkwood joins BluJay after a successful 14-year career at RedPrairie and JDA Software (JDA acquired RedPrairie), where he held leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, and Product Development, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Supply Chain Execution at JDA. Kirkwood succeeds Doug Braun who is leaving the company.

SINGAPORE – B&H Worldwide has announced the appointment of Chris Allen to the newly created position of Business Development Manager, Asia, based in Singapore.

US – Stephen Copenhaver has joined CakeBoxx Technologies as its new Vice President of Government Programs, based in McLean, Virginia. Copenhaver brings extensive military operational experience and expertise in defence vehicle and material handling equipment (MHE) programmes and more than 25 years of in end-to-end logistics management and governmental business development experience.

US – Louis Sola of Florida and Daniel Maffei of New York were sworn-in as Commissioners of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). Commissioner Sola will serve for a term expiring on June 30, 2023, and Commissioner Maffei will serve for a term expiring on June 30, 2022. Commissioners Sola and Maffei were both nominated by President Trump on November 15, 2018, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 2, and appointed to the Commission by the President on January 15.

Commissioner Sola served on the Florida Board of Pilots Commissioners and presided on the probable cause panel for maritime incidents. Previously, he was a Senior Sales Executive with Campers & Nicholson International and is a licensed international Ship Broker

Commissioner Maffei most recently served as Professor of Practice at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. Previously, he served two years on the Federal Maritime Commission and two terms in the United States Congress representing portions of upstate New York.

US – Flexe, on-demand warehousing and fulfilment firm, has announced Matt Millen as the company’s first Chief Revenue Officer.

US – Trailer Bridge has announced Eric Masotti as Vice President of Logistics. Masotti will take over leadership of the company's domestic full-service logistics division and will continue to drive its ongoing expansion.

THE AMERICAS – Crowley Logistics has announced several changes to its Logistics division. Patrick Collins has been promoted to Vice President of Terminal Operations; Jose Ayala has been named Vice President of Caribbean Logistics, and Claudia Kattán de Jordán has been appointed Vice President of Central America Logistics. All three executives report to Steve Collar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Crowley Logistics.

Collins is responsible for the overall operations and strategy for the company’s domestic cargo terminals, including Port Everglades and Jacksonville, Florida; Eddystone, Pennsylvania; Gulfport, Mississippi; Wilmington, North Carolina; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and those in the US Virgin Islands. Collins will remain based in Port Everglades. Since 2014, Collins has overseen cargo operations for Crowley’s terminal in Port Everglades as General Manager.

Previously head of Crowley’s services in Puerto Rico, Ayala now has expanded responsibility for coordinating sales, marketing and operational shipping activities throughout Crowley’s footprint in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean islands. He will remain based in Puerto Rico.

Kattán de Jordán is taking on expanded responsibility for all of Crowley’s supply chain services throughout Central America, and is based in Honduras.