Thursday, December 19, 2013

Appointments and Personnel Changes This Week in Freight and Shipping Groups

Changes at the Top for FedEx and Other US Groups Lead the Way
Shipping News Feature

US – Leading the announcements this week for appointments and changes in personnel at freight forwarding and shipping groups around the world comes the news that the Board of Directors at the FedEx Corporation has elected current Kimberly Jabal as a Director and a Member of its Information Technology Oversight Committee. Jabal is currently the Chief Financial Officer and oversees the Legal and Human Resources functions at Path, a privately-held social networking company.

US – Caterpillar has announced the retirement of Vice President Hans Haefeli, effective April 30, 2014. Current Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Locomotive and Railcar Services business unit for Caterpillar subsidiary Progress Rail Services Jean Savage, has been named as Haefeli’s successor. She will assume her new position effective April 1, 2014.

US – PACCAR has announced that it has elected current President Ronald Armstrong as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Member of the Board of Directors, succeeding current CEO and Chairman Mark Pigott who becomes Executive Chairman of Directors, effective April 27, 2014. The Board of Directors also elected current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Robert Christensen as President and CFO, effective the same date.

US – Waterfront engineering firm Moffat & Nichol has made a few appointments of late with Jerry McCrain, PhD serving as Senior Environmental Specialist in the company’s Raleigh office, Kerry Simpson has joined in a leadership capacity at Moffat & Nichol’s marine terminals practice and Olie Abbamonto as the new CFO. Both Simpson and Abbamonto will be based at the company’s headquarters in Long Beach, California.

AUSTRALIA – Qantas Freight has announced that in the New Year, its Executive Manager Lisa Brock will internally transfer to take up a new role as Chief Commercial Officer for the Jetstar Group.

LUXEMBOURG – The Board of Directors of LuxairGroup appointed Laurent Jossart Executive Vice President, LuxairCargo. Jossart is currently CFO of the LuxairGroup and will take up his new post on 1 January 2014. He will continue to be part of the LuxairGroup Executive Committee.

UK – Jaguar Freight Services has announced the appointment of Chikei Ho as Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) based in Jaguar Freight’s London office.

EUROPE – Andrea Metzger has been appointed Managing Director of Geodis Logistics Northern Europe after serving in the same role for the company in Germany. The Northern European sector includes the logistics activities of Geodis in Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands.