Friday, September 29, 2017

International Freight Shipping and Logistics Staff News This Week

A Sad Start for Who Has Come and Gone in the Industry
Shipping News Feature
UK – Our weekly round-up of staff changes in the freight and logistics industry starts with the some sad news. William (Bill) Henry Bowker MBE, former owner of Lancashire transport operator WH Bowker, has died at the age of 81, following a short illness. The business was founded by Bill’s father in 1919 on his return from the First World War. Bill took over running the company at the age of just 19, following the sudden death of his father in 1955.

Bill was actively involved in many local community and charity organisations. He was an active patron of the Ribble Valley Conservative Association for more than 20 years, eventually becoming its Chairman. He also became Chairman of Blackburn Magistrates and received an MBE for services in the administration of justice in Blackburn in the 2006 Queen’s News Years Honours List.

UK – PervasID, RFID reader technology firm, has announced Ian Sugarbroad to its Advisory Board. Since 1998 Ian has managed three successful venture backed start-ups as either CEO or COO, two in the Silicon Valley (interWave Int'l and LGC Wireless) and the latest one in Cambridge, UK (ZinWave).

NORWAY – DNV GL has appointed Liv Hovem as the new CEO of its Oil and Gas division. Effective January 1, 2018, Hoven will be based at the DNV GL – Oil & Gas headquarters in Høvik, Norway, and be a member of the DNV GL Group's Executive Committee. She succeeds Elisabeth Tørstad, who has been appointed CEO of DNV GL’s new Digital Solutions business area, and will report to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen.

SWEDEN – Åke Bengtsson, acting President and CEO for Haldex since Bo Annvik left his position in March 2017, has now been appointed to the role of permanent President and CEO.

FRANCE – Aqua-Tools has appointed Carine Magdo as to the role of Business Development Manager, a new role aimed at strengthening the company’s position in the nascent ballast water monitoring market. She joins the company after four years with renewable energy producer Albioma.

GERMANY – Dr Oliver Lücke has informed Jungheinrich's Supervisory Board that he is not available for a renewal of his appointment as a member of the Management Board with responsibility for the Engineering division, beyond June 30, 2018.

UAE – Etihad has announced Tony Douglas as Group Chief Executive Officer, effective in January 2018. Douglas joins Etihad from the UK's Ministry of Defence, where he has served as CEO of the Defence Equipment and Support department, responsible for procuring and supporting all the equipment and services for the British Armed Forces.

US – Norfolk Southern has appointed William Galanko to the role of Executive Vice President of Law and Administration ad John Scheib to Senior Vice President of Law and Corporate Relations. Galanko will be reporting to Scheib.

US – The US Department of Transportation has announced the appointments of seven new members to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) 13-member Management Advisory Council, which advises the FAA's senior management on a variety of issues.

Joining the council is Phillip Trenary, former CEO, Pinnacle Airlines; Brian Wynne, CEO, Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI); William Ris, former Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, American Airlines; Donna McLean, former USDOT Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs and Chief Financial Officer; Jeffrey Shane, former USDOT Undersecretary for Policy; Huntley Lawrence, Director, Aviation Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Richard DeVos, President, Windquest Group and former CEO, Amway. DeVos is the husband of Betsy DeVos, the current and 11th United States Secretary of Education.

US – Bridgestone Americas has announced Stefano Mezzabotta as Chief Information Officer, based in Nashville, Tennessee. He will report to Bill Thompson, Chief Operating Officer of Bridgestone Americas.

US – Cox Automotive has named Janet Barnard as Chief People Officer following the retirement of longtime human resources leader Rock Anderson. In response to Barnard's shift in responsibilities, the company selects Grace Huang to oversee Inventory Solutions.

US – Skyworks, has announced Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Biagio Colandreo as its new Chief Development Officer. In this role Colandreo will be responsible for business development, growth strategies and targeted outreach to potential partners, investors and customers. 

US – Capacity has named Darren Lavelle to the position of Vice President of Client Services.

US – Bristow Group has announced changes to its Board of Directors as it executes it long-term board succession plan. In March 2018, Bruce Stover will step down from Bristow's board of directors following eight years of service to the company, including serving as chairman of the compensation committee for four years. Also departing Bristow's board in March 2018 is David Gompert, having contributed substantially to the governance and nomination and compensation committees during his three years of service.

In conjunction with these departures, Gaurdie Banister Jr. has been appointed to Bristow's board of directors effective October 1, 2017. A veteran in the oil and gas industry, Banister retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aera Energy, an oil and gas exploration and production company jointly owned by Shell Oil Company and ExxonMobil, in July 2015.

The group also announced the appointment of Timothy Knapp to Senior Vice President, General Counsel, responsible for all legal aspects of the business, corporate compliance and insurance, effective since September 26. In his new role, Knapp will report directly to Bristow Group President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Baliff. Knapp succeeds David Searle, who has been serving as interim general counsel since June 2017.