Monday, September 26, 2016

Largest Container Shipping Group Heads Staff Changes in Freight and Logistics This Week

Maersk Revamp Means Major Reshuffle
Shipping News Feature

DENMARK – Plenty of staff changes in the world of freight and logistics which this week begins with the major reshuffle at the top of the Danish shipping conglomerate AP Møller – Mærsk. Following the recent announcement of the group splitting its activities into two divisions, Søren Skou will be the CEO of the new Transport & Logistics division, which includes container and port sectors, as well as continuing as Group CEO of Mærsk. Claus Hemmingsen will be appointed Group Vice CEO of Mærsk effective October 1 and CEO for the Energy division.

Effective December 1, Jakob Stausholm will be appointed Group CFO of Mærsk replacing Trond Westlie who will step down as member of the registered management and leave the Group. Jakob Thomasen will step down as member of the registered management and CEO of Maersk Oil effective October 1 and will leave the Group on November 1.

Kim Fejfer will step down as member of the registered management effective October 1 and as CEO of APM Terminals effective on November 1, when he will also leave the Group. Fejfer will take up a new role related to AP Møller Holding. Current CEO of APM Shipping Services and CEO of Maersk Tankers, Morten Engelstoft will take over as CEO of APM Terminals on November 1.

Gretchen Watkins, current Chief Operating Officer at Maersk Oil, will take up the role as CEO of Maersk Oil, effective October 1. Jakob Bo Thomasen has decided to leave Maersk Oil after 27 years with the Maersk Group, the last 7 of which as CEO of Maersk Oil.

Christian Ingerslev has been appointed CEO of Maersk Tankers taking effect as of November 1 2016. Christian has since 2014 been CCO of Maersk Tankers.

Jørn Madsen has been appointed CEO of Maersk Drilling. Jørn Madsen is currently CEO of Maersk Supply Service a role he has held since 2015. He will assume his new position after a replacement is named as CEO of Maersk Supply Service.

DENMARK – INTTRA has announced Philly Teixeira to the newly created role of President Europe, Middle East & Africa, based in Copenhagen.

LUXEMBOURG – Cargolux has confirmed the appointment of Claude Zehren as Executive Vice President and Nominated Person Flight Operations, taking over from Jason Holt on an interim basis, effective since September 1.

BELGIUM – As of October 1st, current Lufthansa Senior Vice President Network & Partner Management Hub Airlines, Christina Foerster will be joining the Management Board of Brussels Airlines as new Chief Commercial Officer. Reporting directly to CEO Bernard Gustin, Foerster replaces Lars Redeligx, who joins the LSG Group as its new Chief Commercial Officer and Spokesperson Europe.

NETHERLANDS – CH Robinson has announced Nikolay Pargov as its new Operations, Europe Transportation, also to serve on the Europe leadership team. Pargov joins CH Robinson from DHL Global Forwarding, where until recently, he held the position of Global Head of Ground Operations. Pargov will report to Jeroen Eijsink, President of Europe for CH Robinson, and will be based in the European Headquarters in Amsterdam.

UK – Pia Wilkes has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). She will start her new role with the VCA in mid-November.

UK – Tim Ingram has joined the Port of Tyne as Business Assurance Director.

GERMANY – Dachser has promoted its Head of Contract Logistics, Alexander Tonn, to become the new Managing Director of European Logistics Germany, effective January 1, 2017. Tonn will oversee business development of the 38 German branch offices in the European Logistics business line and will continue to hold the position of Corporate Director Contract Logistics. He will report to Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, who will continue to be responsible for this position in addition to his duties until the end of the year.

GERMANY – US – Effective since August 25, Sibylle Wankel has been appointed to the Daimler AG Supervisory Board as an Employee Representative. She succeeds Dr. Sabine Maaßen who tendered her resignation at the end of June in order to take on a new professional position.

Daimler Financial Services, the global financial and mobility services division of Daimler, has announced Udo Neumann, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA, has been appointed Global Chief Financial Officer of Daimler Financial Services.

US – Jon Slangerup has announced his retirement from the Port of Long Beach, effective October 28, in order to take up a new role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at aviation maintenance software firm, Mxi Technologies, effective October 31.

Duane Kenagy has been named to replace Slangerup in the interim. Kenagy currently serves as the Port’s Capital Programs Executive.

US – England Logistics has promoted Justin Smith to Vice President of Finance and Administrative Support, and Wendy Barclay as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. Both will also serve as members of the company’s Executive leadership team.

US – The American Trucking Association has promoted Rusty Duckworth to the position of Chief Financial Officer.

US – Trucker Buddy International has announced the addition of three new board members and new officers. With the eight-year term on the Board of Directors expiring for Elisabeth Barna, K.C. Brau, Mark Reddig and Steve Sichterman, Trucker Buddy elected Henry Albert, Scott Grenerth and Andrew Mitrisin to replace them on the Board. Previously appointed to the Board, Linda Coffee was elected as President, replacing retiring K.C. Brau. In addition, Brad Williamson was elected as Vice President and Kate Miller accepted the Treasurer position.

US – The Greenbrier Companies has announced that Jim Cowen has been appointed to the newly created role of President of Greenbrier International. Cowen will continue to report to William Furman, Chairman and CEO of Greenbrier, and remains CEO of GBW Railcar Services.

Ray Pericola, who has served at GBW since its creation in 2014, has been promoted to President reporting to Cowan.

US – CHA Consulting has announced John Hensley as its new Transportation Group Executive, overseeing the company’s initiatives to enhance the United States’ transportation infrastructure by providing design and planning solutions for bridges, highways, rail and traffic.

CANADA – Canadian Pacific has announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mark Erceg has stepped down from the position of CFO effective since September 9, returning to the US to take up the role of CFO at luxury jewellery retailer, Tiffany. Nadeem Velani has been appointed interim Vice President and CFO. Velani joined CP in March 2013 and most recently served as Vice President Investor Relations.

Guido De Ciccio, Senior Vice-President, Operations Western Region, is retiring from CP after four decades of dedicated service. Taking on De Ciccio's day-to-day responsibilities is Mark Redd. Redd joined CP in October 2013 and has worked as General Manager Operations US West, General Manager Operations Central Division, and was appointed to Vice President Operations West Region in April of this year.

CANADA – The CSL Group has announced the retirement of Rod Jones, effective March 31, 2017, after spending thirty years with the company, the last nine of which were have been spent as President and Chief Executive Officer. Effective April 1, 2017, Louis Martel, President, CSL International and Executive Vice-President, CSL Group, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer.

CANADA – Meritor has announced the appointment of Dean Stratton as Regional Director, Field Sales & Service for Canada.

CANADA – Livingston International has announced Michael Meierkort to the position of President, International Freight and Transportation Solutions. Meierkort joins Livingston from Vanguard Logistics Services where he was regional managing director, North America.

SINGAPORE – The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have appointed former Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Koji Sekimizu, as a RSIS-MPA Distinguished Visiting Fellow for a period of two years.