Friday, May 27, 2011

Freight Forwarding, Haulage, Shipping And Logistics Appointments

Latest Hirings and Firings Across the Globe During the Past Few Weeks
Shipping News Feature

UK – Both the leading road freight transport associations had announcements at board level in the past month. Stewart Oades has been elected to serve a second two-year term as President of the Freight Transport Association at a recent FTA Board meeting. Stewart, who is a Director of Palmer and Harvey and a Trustee of international development charity Transaid, took over as FTA President from Andrew Haines in April 2009. He has been on the FTA Board since 2007, and has over 30 years’ experience in the logistics industry. He has an honours degree in business studies and a CPC which he was awarded by FTA in the early 1980s.

Just yesterday the Road Haulage Association (RHA) announced the appointment of a new National Chairman. Richard Fry from Framptons Transport Services takes over from the previous incumbent Andy Boyle who Mr Fry thanked for his services, particularly for his leadership through a difficult period and said he intended, together with the RHA’s newly-elected Vice Chairman, Peter Barber, to continue to maintain Mr Boyle’s very high standards and endeavour to keep road haulage at the top of the political agenda.

UK - GEFCO has strengthened its Automotive team in the UK with the appointment of Bertrand De Techtermann as Automotive Director. Reporting to UK Managing Director, Alain Vignon, De Techtermann assumes responsibility for the automotive logistics of new and used vehicles across GEFCO’s four automotive centres in the UK: Corby, Sandtoft, Sheerness and the recently opened Portbury. In his role, De Techtermann will oversee pre-delivery inspection operations, technical vehicle enhancements and refurbishments, as well as the storage and transportation of these vehicles for customers. De Techtermann has 10 years of experience at the group and joins from the Slovakian operation, where he held the position of Automotive Manager where he was responsible for PSA Key Account Management, providing inbound, outbound and logistics solutions.

UK - BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group, which supplies through life engineering and technology services to companies in the transport, marine and infrastructure sectors, has appointed Dr Gordon Fleming as President. Dr Fleming, an ex Canadian Naval Officer, joins BMT from Rolls Royce where he led the company’s activity with respect to the new Canadian Naval and Coastguard Shipbuilding Programs that are unfolding as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).

UK - Tim Cotton was appointed as Head of Reefer Sales in the UK and Ireland for DAMCO, the logistics arm of shipping giant AP Moller Maersk, with effect from March 1st 2011. Tim joined from Kuehne + Nagel and will be developing Damco’s Reefer Logistics product which it considers a vital component of Damco UK’s commercial plan in 2011 and beyond.

UK - CEVA Logistics the global supply chain management company, has announced the appointment of Kate Bishop as Senior Vice President Human Resources for Northern Europe. Kate joins CEVA from Dell where she has worked since 2006

SPAIN – CEVA announced the appointment of Javier Sáenz as Business Development Manager for the Consumer and Retail sector in Iberia. Javier will report to Antonio Fondevilla, Commercial Director for Contract Logistics in Iberia. Javier holds a degree in Business Studies by the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and the Umeå Business School (Umeå, Sweden) and has developed his career in marketing and sales, holding senior management positions in the logistics and industrial outsourcing market. Before joining CEVA, Javier was Business Development Manager, Central Spain at Adecco.

GERMANY – A celebration was held last month at Kuehne + Nagel in honour of Reinhard Lange, CEO of the worldwide freight forwarding and logistics group, who has been in service for 40 years. He was warmly thanked by Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Chairman of the Board of Directors whose own retirement we announced earlier this month.

GERMANY - As of last month Milagros Caiña-Andree is the new head of HR at Deutsche Bahn’s Transport and Logistics division. Caiña-Andree, who was born in Spain, is also the Board Member responsible for Human Resources at Schenker AG in Essen, Germany. She succeeds Steffen W. Wurst, who has left the company.

US – Carl Fox, currently serving as vice president of strategic initiatives and marketing liner and logistics units at Crowley Maritime will assume the role of senior vice president of corporate services on June 1. Fox will continue to work out of the company's Jacksonville office and joins the company's senior leadership team managing several departments. Within the Crowley organization corporate services are centralized and support needs of the company, its subsidiaries and business units. Fox rejoined Crowley in October having previously worked for Crowley from 1987 to 1995. He replaces Susan Rodgers, who is transitioning to a part-time role where she will focus on leadership development, training and other special projects.

US - The Boeing Company and subsidiary Insitu Inc. today named Steve Morrow Insitu president and CEO succeeding CEO Steve Sliwa, who retired in April. As Insitu president and CEO, Morrow reports to Debbie Rub, vice president and general manager of Boeing's Missiles and Unmanned Airborne Systems division and the Insitu Board of Directors. He is responsible for executing the Insitu business plan and building on the extensive Insitu portfolio. Insitu is a pioneer in the unmanned airborne systems market, with products that have both military and commercial applications.

US - Stephen K. Krull has been named executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Con-way Inc the US trucking giant. Mr. Krull, 46, joins Con-way from Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning where he most recently served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for this $5 billion global producer of residential and commercial building materials.

Con-way subsidiary Menlo Worldwide Logistics announced that Leonard "Lenny" F. Berz has been named director of business development meanwhile Corey Tyler, a 20-year veteran of logistics and transportation management, has been named senior director of transportation for Menlo. Tyler is based in the company's Aurora, Illinois office whilst Berz will be based in San Mateo, California.