Friday, January 18, 2019

Current Staff News from Around the Freight and Logistics Globe

Appointments and Departures Throughout the Industry
Shipping News Feature
GERMANY – This week we start the freight and logistics staff news with Swiss headquartered Panalpina, currently subject to an unsolicited share bid from Demark's DSV. Christian Stingl joined Panalpina on January 14 as Regional Head of Marketing and Sales for Europe. Stingl will be based in Frankfurt and report directly to the regional CEO Europe with a dotted line to the Chief Commercial Officer.

Stingl is a results-driven senior executive with vast experience in the logistics industry. He has a proven track record of driving profitability at Danzas, DHL, Schenker, and Ceva, where he worked for the last four years as Vice President, Freight at Ceva Logistics Germany.

GERMANY – V.Group has named Nils Aden as Managing Director of V.Ships Germany in Hamburg. He joins the company from Zeaborn Ship Management, where he held the position of Chief Executive Officer.

FRANCE – Bureau Veritas (BV) has announced the appointment of Matthieu de Tugny as Executive Vice President of the Marine and Offshore Division. He will be a member of the Bureau Veritas Group Executive Committee reporting to Didier Michaud-Daniel, Chief Executive Officer of Bureau Veritas.

Prior to his appointment as EVP of the Marine & Offshore Division, de Tugny was Senior Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer of the division and in his 25 year career with Bureau Veritas, has steadily risen through the ranks of the company having started off as a Design Review Engineer.

He succeeds Philippe Donche-Gay, who is retiring from the group on January 31.

NORWAY – Rolf Sandvik has announced his intention to step down from his position as CEO of The Fjords after 4 years in the role. Vidar Hauståker, the Chief Financial Officer of The Fjords and Flåm AS, will act as interim General Manager until a permanent replacement is found.

SWITZERLAND – Imperial Logistics International has appointed Sandro Knecht to the newly-created post of Chief Commercial Officer. Based at the company’s new offices in Zurich, and reporting to recently-appointed CEO Hakan Bicil, Knecht will be responsible for leading and managing business development, marketing and CRM, as well as the overall solutions offerings of Imperial Logistics International.

Knecht joins Imperial Logistics International from Ceva Logistics, where he spent seven years in senior management positions - most recently as Executive VP - Global Supply Chain Solutions, and a member of the Global Business Development Board.

UK – David MacBrayne Group has announced the appointment of Duncan Mackison as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1.

UK – Kontainers has announced two new appointments. John Gilleran joins as an Advisor with Jesper Thomsen as an Advisor and Investor. Thomsen has been advising Kontainers since early 2018. He previously worked for Maersk Line, where he was Vice President for Sales & Customer Experience.

UK – Xpediator has announced the appointment of Simon Youd as Group Head of Mergers & Acquisition and Integration and to the Group's operational board. Prior to joining Xpediator, Youd was a Director of the Woodland Group.

UK – IRELAND – The decision announced today by North P&I that its subsidiary in Ireland, North of England P&I DAC, has received authorisation as a non-life insurance business from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), will mean structural changes to the organisation. The CBI decision means North will continue to offer services if and when EU financial services ‘passporting’ rights terminate.

The Board of North of England P&I DAC has been established, with Pratap Shirke as Chairman of the Board, complementing his current role as Chairman of North; Paul Jennings and David Bruce as Executive Directors; Caitríona Somers and Rachel Panagiodis as Independent Non-Executive Directors; and Existing Group Directors, Peter Johnson and Alexander Lynch, acting as Non-Executive Directors.

The company’s head office in Dublin will be managed by a team of senior executives who have already transferred from North’s UK headquarters in Newcastle.

The senior team based in Dublin now includes David Bruce, formerly the North's Group Financial Controller, as Chief Executive Officer; Richard Bracken, previous Group Director (Underwriting) responsible for the European Area, as Head of Underwriting; and Geoff Potter, previously North’s Head of Group Compliance, as Risk & Compliance Officer.

Recruitment for support roles within the office is underway and a total of eight people will be based in Dublin when the office reaches its full staff complement sometime in mid-2019.

US – Crowley Maritime has announced the promotions of Tiffanny King and Jeannie Stewart to the positions of Vice President of People Services. While each has different areas of focus, both will ultimately support high-performance and employee development across the company. King and Stewart report to Carl Fox, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, in Jacksonville, Florida, where all are based.

In her new position, King, who had served as Director of Human Resources since 2016, has responsibility for human resources, compensation and employee health and wellbeing. Stewart, oversees people and organisational development, talent acquisition and travel. She previously served as Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, Travel and Office Services.

King and Stewart replace Susan Michel, who is transitioning to a consultative position after serving Crowley for 15 years in a variety of leadership roles.

US – The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) has named Lisa LoManto Aurichio as Executive Director. She will assume the role held by Barbara Spector Yeninas, Executive Director since 1985, who has been named Senior Advisor.

Aurichio will continue her position as President of BSY Associates, the transportation marketing, communications, and special event agency founded by Yeninas. BSYA will continue as the CII secretariat. Aurichio will work in tandem with Yeninas, who remains as BSYA Chairman, to oversee and execute programmes and projects for international trade and transportation leaders.

US – UPS has announced that Philippe Gilbert will join the company to the newly created role of President of Supply Chain Solutions, effective January. He will also join the UPS Management Committee and will report to UPS COO Jim Barber.

Based at the company’s global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, will be responsible for Global Logistics and Distribution, Global Freight Forwarding, UPS Freight, as well as the technology-driven truckload freight brokerage business at Coyote.

Most recently, Gilbert served as Regional CEO of the Americas for DB Schenker Logistics, based in Miami, Florida.

US – Proterra, designers and manufacturers of heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced John Walsh as its new Senior Vice President of Sales.

WORLDWIDE – The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has announced the appointment of Ian Adams as Executive Director. Adams previously worked as Chief Executive of the International Bunker Industry Association.