Thursday, December 8, 2016

Freight and Logistics Appointments Start With Those Who Find Jobs for Others on the River Thames

A Look at the Week's Staff Movements Around the World
Shipping News Feature

UK – The Thames Skills Academy (TSA), the organisation devoted to employment on the River Thames and which is supported by the Port of London Authority (PLA), the Company of Watermen and LIghtermen, Tideway and Tfl, has appointed five employer representatives to its board. Kyle Haughton - City Cruises Managing Director, Sean Collins - Managing Director MBNA Thames Clippers, Chris Livett - Livett’s Group Managing Director, Andy Pike - Cory Environmental Director of Riverside Resource Recovery and Scott Neicho - Capital Pleasure Boats co-Founder, have been named to represent fellow employee members across the passenger and freight industries operating on the river.

UK – Former Royal Navy Officer George Devereese has joined marine liability insurer the UK P&I Club.

UK – TOTALKARE has announced Chris Smith as its new After-Sales Operation Manager.

UK – GEFCO Forwarding has appointed Ben Cunnington to head its newly relocated Humanitarian Relief Logistics division. Cunnington previously worked as Business Development Manager – Scotland for GEFCO Forwarding UK, where he was focused on the oil and gas, energy, and fast moving consumer goods sectors. He will work with Derek Scott, Branch Manager, at the Glasgow office. As part of his new role, Cunnington will manage the transportation of humanitarian goods, primarily to destinations in Africa and the Mid-East.

GERMANY – B&H Worldwide has promoted Markus Homann to the position of Managing Director, Germany.

MEXICO – BRAZIL – Mitsui OSK Lines has announced the appointments of Mitsuhiro Iwata and Toshitake Daigo as Chief Country Representatives for Mexico and Brazil, respectively.

US – The American Trucking Association (ATA) has named Michael Cammisa as its new Vice President of Safety Policy and Connectivity. Prior to joining to ATA, Cammisa spent 16 years at the Association of Global Automakers, most recently as senior director of safety and connected vehicles, working with state and federal officials and automakers to shape the regulatory framework for connected and automated vehicles.

US – The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) has announced the newly elected officers for 2017. Chris Murray, President and CEO at Kapsch TrafficCom North America, has been named Chair; Carlos Braceras, Executive Director of Utah Department of Transportation, as Vice Chair; Patrick McGowan, Vice President of Business Development at Serco, as Treasurer; and Steve Dellenback, Director at Southwest Research Institute, as Secretary.

US – Freedom CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) has named Jimmy Ramsey to join its Business Development team.

US – Jim Million has been named National Account Executive at American PetroLog.

US – The Grimes Companies has appointed Michael Runager as its new Director of Business Development, based in Atlanta, Georgia.

US – Former Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, John Walker will return once more to air carrier Delta in a similar position with increased responsibilities, effective January 1, 2017. He will join as a member of the Delta Leadership Committee and will report to Chief Executive Officer Edward H. Bastian. Walker served as Delta's Chief Communications Officer from 2008 to 2014 and upon retiring continued as a senior advisor to the Delta executive team. Walker takes over the CCO post from Kevin Shinkle who decided to leave for personal reasons.

US – J. Lavon Morton, Senior Vice President – Risk and Chief Audit Executive at ArcBest, has announced his decision to retire, effective December 31, following a 20-year career with the company. Laura Bogner will become Vice President – Internal Audit, and Cheryl Harper becomes Vice President – Tax, both effective on January 1, 2017. Bogner is currently Director of Internal Audit and Harper is currently Director of Corporate Tax.

Barry Hunter, currently ABF Freight Vice President – Safety, Administration and Treasury who has previously been responsible for risk management for ArcBest, will resume those responsibilities as ArcBest Vice President – Financial Services and Risk upon Morton’s retirement.

US – Dupré Logistics has announced the appointment of Raoul Siclait as Chief Financial Officer, replacing Doug Page who is retiring after 22 years with the company. Siclait joins Dupré Logistics after 23 years from Ryder System where he held a variety of leadership positions in finance and accounting. He will report to Reggie Dupré and is a member of the company’s Executive Management team.

US – Titan International has officially named James Froisland to the role of Chief Financial Officer having been in the position in an interim capacity since May.

Photo: The Thames Skills Academy is helping to find work for those wanting employment on London’s principal river.