Friday, February 24, 2017

Appointments News Starts with Road and Rail Intermodal Freight Giant Staff Moves

Who Goes Where in the Logistics Sector This Week
Shipping News Feature

US – CSX the corporation which includes rail, container shipping, intermodal, trucking and contract logistics services within its operations, has announced the retirements of Michael Ward from his role as Chairman and CEO, and Clarence Gooden from his position as President, effective May 31. Frederik Eliasson, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and a 22-year veteran of the company, has been named President, effective since February 15, replacing Gooden, who will assume the role of Vice Chairman until his retirement. Eliasson will also maintain his current responsibilities in his new position.

The appointment of Eliasson as President is not intended to pre-empt or otherwise affect any discussions CSX may continue to have with Hunter Harrison and Mantle Ridge regarding Harrison becoming the CEO at CSX.

US – Same day local delivery service, BeavEx has announced the appointment of Scott McDade as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for leading the US operations.

US – Navistar has elected President and CEO, Troy Clarke as the new Chairman of its board, replacing James Keyes, who has announced his retirement. General (Retd) Stanley McChrystal was also elected as the Independent Lead Director.

US – Redwood Logistics has announced Erin Breen as its new Senior Vice President of Strategic Sales.

US – Darryl Berger, President of the Berger Company, has been appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Berger will serve a five-year term and succeeds Scott Cooper.

UK – Bruce Carnegie-Brown has been named as the new Chairman of Lloyds of London, replacing John Nelson, who is retiring after nearly six years in the role. This appointment is subject to formal approval and consent from the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority.

UK – Palletways has announced Richard Myatt as its new Finance Director.

UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) announced the appointments of Robert Windsor and Spencer Stevenson as Directors of BIFA.

Windsor, who joined the BIFA secretariat in June 2009 will continue to lead the trade association’s representational work with government and many other organisations that BIFA seeks to influence on behalf of its freight forwarding members.

Stevenson, who joined the BIFA secretariat in June 2010, will continue his role overseeing membership and training activity and coordinate the activities of others in the secretariat who share differing roles dealing with BIFA’s training provision.

UK – The Tantalum Corporation, specialist in telematics, has announced the appointment of technology market veteran Ian Drew as Chairman of the Board. The appointment follows a period of rapid expansion for Tantalum, which made five new senior hires in January 2017, as it strengthens its position in the rapidly developing connected car and truck sector.

UK – Emirates SkyCargo has announced Ross Barnett as Cargo Manager in the UK.

UK – AL-KO Kober, manufacturer of premium components for the automotive, commercial and leisure industries, has appointed David Kirkley as Commercial AMC Sales Manager.

BELGIUM – Franz Heuckeroth Van Hessen has been named Vice President of Air Services at Liege Airport, effective May 1. He joins Liege from his previous role as Cargo Director at Cologne Bonn Airport.

GERMANY – The Supervisory Board of Linde Material Handling has extended the contracts of the Chairman of the company's Management Board and the Chief Financial Officer, Andreas Krinninger, by four years. Krinninger, in his role as President of the Linde MH EMEA Operating Unit (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) will continue to oversee operations until at least the end of 2021.