Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Freight Forwarding and Logistics Associated Staff Moves for the Week

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TURKEY – This week’s round up of freight and logistics staff moves begins with DHL Global Forwarding naming CFO and Deputy Managing Director for Turkey Teoman Beyazit, as its new General Manager for that country, replacing Kerem Inanc who moves to a new position as CEO of the company’s Eastern Europe division. Beyazit now reports to Claudio Scandella, the company’s CEO, for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

CHINA – Wilhelmsen Ships Service has appointed Emilia Shao as its new Ships Agency Manager for China. Located in Shanghai, Shao will manage the sales team across WSS’s three offices in the country.

CHINA – Shipbuilder JES International Holdings has announced the resignation of its founder and Executive Director Jin Xin, effective immediately. Citing health issues, Jin had eased his workload earlier this year in March when he resigned from his role as Chairman and CEO.

CHINA – DENMARK – Maersk Line has announced that Mike Fang will be the new head for East and Central China, effective July 1, replacing David Williams who is moving to Copenhagen, Denmark, to become the new Global CEO of Safmarine, part of the AP Moller Maersk group.

UK – Allport Cargo Services has announced two new members to its air freight senior management team. Martin Brown, formerly of DHL Global Forwarding, and Sean Smith, previously of Kerry Logistics, will both be replacing David Ward who recently announced plans to retire in June after 42 years with the company.

UK – Lloyd’s Register’s Richard Sadler has taken the decision to step down as CEO at the end of 2015, after 8 years in the role. After an extensive internal and external review of potential successors, current CFO Alastair Marsh has been named as his successor. Sadler will pass the CEO role to Marsh on October 1, and will commence a formal handover period until the end of December. Simon Nice, currently Group FP&A Director, will take up the role of Interim Group Financial Director during the transition.

Elsewhere, Ashley Jackaman has joined LRQA as its new Head of Pricing. Joining from the Thomson Local group, Ashley will be based in London, where he will report to Simon Batters, LRQA Global Head of Strategic Marketing.

UK – Pirelli has named Dean Burrells and Alan Young as its new Fleet Sales Managers. Burrells rejoins the firm after 10 years away, as the Manager for the South East and will be responsible for promoting and developing Pirelli Truck. Young joins the company as the Manager for the North and Scotland, having worked for other tyre manufacturers specifically in the truck and haulage sectors.

US – Mark Wallace has been named the new Senior Vice President of Engineering at UPS, replacing Mitch Nichols, who has elected to retire after 28 years with the company.

US – Old Dominion Freight Line has announced the promotion of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Greg Gantt, to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. David Congdon will remain the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and will assume the new responsibilities of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

J Wes Frye, Senior Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer, has announced his plans to retire, effective December 31, 2015. Adam Satterfield, Vice President - Treasurer, will become the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective upon Frye’s retirement.

US – Mike Short has been named President of CH Robinson's Global Forwarding Division, effective immediately. Previously the division’s Vice President, Short will report to the company’s CEO John Wiehoff.

US – Intelligrated has announced the appointment of Russ Mellott to the position of Vice President, Software Sales. Based in Atlanta, he reports to Kevin Roach, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Software.