Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Logistics and Freight Supply Chain Staff News Leads with an Honourable Mention

Who is Doing What and Going Where This Week
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UK – Appointment and staff changes in the freight and shipping sector starts a bit differently this week, with the announcement that Sue Terpilowski, well known Managing Director of Image Line Communications, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to small businesses. As well as managing public relations for some big names in the maritime, logistics, materials handling and supply chain fields, Terpilowski is also London Policy Chair for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Speaking of her new suffix, Terpilowski said:

“I was completely overwhelmed when I first heard that I would be receiving an OBE. It is a privilege to be awarded an honour for services to small businesses as it is something very close to my heart – and I will continue to hold the Mayor and the Government’s feet to the fire on all issues that affect FSB members in the coming months and years.”

WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the appointment, effective since June 9, of Glyn Hughes as the Association’s next Global Head of Cargo. He replaces industry veteran Des Vertannes, who announced his retirement earlier this year, in April, after four years in the role.

US – Plenty of appointments from UPS this week starting with the UPS Board of Directors, which has named David Abney, currently the company's Chief Operating Officer, as the new Chief Executive Officer and appointed him to the Board of Directors. Scott Davis, who has served as the company's Chairman of the Board and CEO since 2008, will retire from UPS and will assume the role of non-Executive Chairman. Both moves are effective September 1.

The company has also announced the appointments of Alan Gershenhorn as Executive Vice President and the first Chief Commercial Officer for UPS, along with Kate Gutmann and Mitch Nichols, both of whom join the UPS Management Committee, all effective immediately. Gutmann was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Solutions, and Nichols currently President of UPS Airlines, has been promoted to a newly created position on the Management Committee as Senior Vice President of Transportation and Engineering. Nichols will relocate to the company’s headquarters in Atlanta.

Brendan Caravan, currently President of UPS Asia Pacific will replace Nichols as President of UPS Airlines. He will have to relocate from Singapore to UPS’ all-points international hub located in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rounding off UPS’ series of staff changes are the appointments of Rhonda Clark to the position of Chief Sustainability Officer, effective immediately. Previously the Vice President of Plant Engineering for UPS Airlines, she replaces Scott Wicker, who has been appointed to the role of Vice President of Corporate Plant Engineering. And finally, Amy Whitley has been named as the company’s first Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and will also serve as Vice President, overseeing strategic human resources programmes.

US – Delta Air Lines Senior Vice President and Chief Cargo Officer, Tony Charaf has announced his retirement, effective August 1, after 18 years of service. This has led to Delta having to restructure its Cargo division to align more closely to the passenger side of the business. Under the new structure, Ray Curtis, VP of Global Cargo Sales, will report to Steve Sear, SVP of Global Sales, while the Cargo operations team under the leadership of Scott Barkley, Managing Director of Global Cargo Operations, will report to Bill Lentsch, SVP of Airport Customer Service.

US – Former SVP and General Manager at Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, Tom Jones, has come out of retirement to accept the role of VP of Sales National Accounts at Palogix Supply Chain Services.

US – MOL Liner has announced that current Executive Vice President of Sales and Operation of MOL America, Richard ‘Dick’ Craig has been promoted to President and CEO of MOL (America) Inc. effective June 24, 2014.

CANADA – Genesee & Wyoming has announced the appointment of Louis Gravel as President of Genesee & Wyoming Canada, succeeding Mario Brault, who is retiring in September.

US – DENMARK – UK – Jeff Casucci has been appointed as Titan Containers new Chief Financial Officer, based in the US, effective since June 1. With this appointment, Titan has altered the roles of Susanne Borch, who has now become the company’s Business Manager based in Denmark, and Robert Neyens, whose role will now concentrate on Accounting and Financial Reporting. All three will report to Titan’s CEO, Layland Barker.

UK – GERMANY – DHL Supply Chain’s CEO of Europe, Graham Inglis has become the company’s news divisional Chief Development Officer, based in the UK. With this move CEO, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Paul Graham now becomes CEO for Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa and also divisional Chief Operating Officer and will move from Singapore to the Group’s Headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Perry Watts retains his role as CEO UK & Ireland, but will now report to the DHL Supply Chain divisional board.

These moves are a result of the announcement back in March that John Gilbert will take over as Board Member for DHL Supply Chain in place of Bruce Edwards who is retiring.

UK – Jens Skibsted Nielsen has joined Associated British Ports (ABP) as Commercial Director.

SINGAPORE – OW Bunker has appointed Kasper Kristensen to the newly created role of Regional Manager, South East Asia, Physical Distribution. He will continue to be based in Singapore.

MALAYSIA – MASkargo has announced the resignation of its CEO, Yunus Idris, after 20 years with the cargo division. He left the company on June 10.

AUSTRALIA – UGL Limited has appointed Ross Taylor as its new Managing Director and CEO, effective November 24. Current Managing Director and CEO, Richard Leupen, will work with the Board to ensure an orderly transition in leadership prior to Ross Taylor’s commencement date before leaving the company to pursue interests outside of the company.

DENMARK – After 17 years with Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S, of which almost 10 years as CEO, Carsten Mortensen has decided to resign his position as CEO of NORDEN and seek new challenges as Group CEO in one of the world’s leading maritime companies BW Group. He will remain in post for a time whilst his successor is sought.