Friday, May 4, 2018

Appointments and Departures in Shipping, Logistics and Along the Supply Chain

The Week's International Staff Movements in One Place
Shipping News Feature
UK – Appointments and departures this week in the world of shipping, logistics and the supply chain for international freight sees the longest serving member of staff at Southampton-based charity Sailors’ Society, retiring after 26 years at the organisation. Ann Brogan started working for the Sailors’ Society as the Secretary to the Principal Chaplain in April 1992. She later became the Head of Programme Support and Executive Relations, an extremely varied role as one of the main contacts with chaplains, trustees and a number of long-serving supporters and volunteers.

UK – Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced the appointment of current Chief Commercial Officer of APM Terminals, Henrik Pedersen, as its new Chief Executive, effective in August. He takes over from James Cooper, who announced his intention to step down from his role in September last year.

UK – The British Ports Association (BPA) has elected Alec Don, Chief Executive of Milford Haven Port Authority, as Chairman for a two year term. He takes over from Rodney Lane, Chief Executive at the Port of Shoreham.

UK – Volga Dnepr has appointed Paul Nolan as its new Fleet Development Director. Nolan has worked in aviation commerce for over 30 years, most recently spending more than 15 years as Senior Vice President, Aircraft Asset Management for DVB Bank. He began his new role on May 1, and is based in London.

UK – Reed Boardall has appointed Graeme Richardson as its new Managing Director of its Transport division. Richardson joins from National Holidays where he was a Director and has previously worked at Tesco and Eddie Stobart.

UK – Air Partner has announced the appointment of Ian Holder as Managing Director of subsidiary, Baines Simmons, effective immediately. He reports directly to Air Partner CEO Mark Briffa, and will sit on the group’s operating board. He will remain based at the Baines Simmons office at Fairoaks airport.

UK – SmartFreight® has appointed Jeff Francis to the newly created role of National Partnership Manager. He recently served as Commercial & Sales Manager for United Global Logistics and before that, Logistics Consultant for XPO Logistics Europe.

DENMARK – Risk Intelligence has announced the appointments of Niels Worsøe as Project Manager and Jan Kragh Michelsen as Sales Director. Worsøe joins the company from Maersk Line where he was working as Deputy Company Security Officer. He is a former Tactical Officer from the Danish Navy where he left with the rank of Commander.

Michelsen joins the company from Cobham SATCOM (Thrane & Thrane) where he served in a Vice Presidential role, most recently responsible for Strategic and Global Sales, as well as overseeing the Global Maritime Business.

NORWAY – Klas Bendrik has been named to join DNV GL as Chief Digital Transformation Officer, effective September 1. Bendrik will be based at the DNV GL headquarters in Norway and will be a member of the group's Executive Committee and report directly to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen.

US – FedEx Freight has named John Smith as its new President and CEO, effective August 16, succeeding Michael Ducker who announced his retirement last month. Along with being responsible for the leadership and direction of FedEx Freight, he will also serve on the Strategic Management Committee of FedEx Corporation.

FedEx also announced Matthew Thornton III, Senior Vice President of US Operations for FedEx Express, and a 40-year team member, will become Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Freight division. Both Smith and Thornton will transition into their new roles starting mid-May.

US – UPS has announced former Executive at GlaxoSmithKline, Chris Cassidy as its new Vice President of Global Healthcare Logistics Strategy. He will be based in Atlanta, Georgia.

US – United Airlines has announced Josh Earnest as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, effective May 21. Most recently, Earnest has been a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and prior to that, served for eight years in the Obama White House, first as deputy press secretary before being promoted to White House Press Secretary in 2014.

US – Canaveral Port Authority has named Michael Poole as Chief Financial Officer of Port Canaveral, effective May 11. He will report directly to Captain John Murray, Port CEO.

US – Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) has announced the appointment of Kevin Freeman, currently the Company’s Senior Vice President - Sales, to serve as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective May 16.

US – Crowley Maritime has announced David Sullivan as its Vice President, Business Development & Capture Management, Government Services. Sullivan will be based in Jacksonville, Florida, and report to Todd Busch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Crowley Solutions. He joins Crowley from Northrop Grumman where he was a Capture Strategist.

DUBAI – ECU Worldwide, non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and LCL consolidator, has announced the appointment of Rene Wernli as the Regional CEO for the India Subcontinent, Middle East, and Africa region. Wernli will be based out of Dubai and will report to company CEO Claudio Scandella. Wernli previously worked as the Chief Operating Officer of Logistics Service Division at DP World.

JAPAN – MOL has appointed Michael Goh as the Executive Officer and Deputy Director General of its Product Transport Business Unit.

CHINA – Honeywell has announced Bin Shen as President of Honeywell China, effective May 7. Shen will report directly to Shane Tedjarati, President of Honeywell High Growth Regions.

CHINA – The World Cargo Alliance (WCA) has opened a new member support office in Shenzhen, China, hiring former DHL eCommerce International Trade Lane Manager, Mirja Nissen as co-Director of its eCommerce Network.

AUSTRALIA – The Freight and Trade Alliance (FTA) has appointed Andrew Crawford as its new Head of Border Security, effective May 9.

AUSTRALIA – The Port of Newcastle has announced the resignation of Geoff Crowe as CEO, effective at the end of June. Crowe joined the port in July 2015 with experience in the coal mining and logistics industry.