Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Logistics and Transport Staff Appointments This Week

Notable Personnel Changes in the Sector
Shipping News Feature

US – Transport appointments start this week with the news XPO Logistics has announced two appointments to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Gena Ashe has joined the board as an Independent Director, and will serve as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ashe's appointment expands the board to nine Directors, seven of whom are Independent Directors. Michael Jesselson, who has served on the company's board since 2011, has been appointed to the newly created role of Lead Independent Director.

US – Oceaneering International has appointed William Boyle as Senior Vice President, Asset Integrity, succeeding Michael Leys who will become Vice President, Operations – Asset Integrity. Leys will assist Boyle with the day-to-day operations and facilitate a smooth and orderly succession until his retirement later in the year.

US – Meritor WABCO has announced the appointment of Matthew Stevenson to the role of President and General Manager of Meritor WABCO, effective immediately.

CANADA – STV has promoted Eric Root to the role of Vice President. An electrical engineer with more than 20 years of experience, He is currently serving as the systems design manager on the ION light rail project for the Region of Waterloo Rapid Transit Division in Ontario, Canada. In his new role, Root will be responsible for managing the rail systems design component for the firm’s various design-build contracts across the US and Canada.

US – GERMANY – Lufthansa Cargo has announced a series of changes, with Achim Martinka named Vice President of Sales and Handling for Europe and Africa. He succeeds Carsten Wirths, who became the new Managing Director and Labour Director at Lufthansa CityLine, at the beginning of the month.

Bernhard Kindelbacher will relocate to Atlanta, US, to take from Martinka the role of Vice President of the Americas region. Both Martinka and Kindelbacher's appointments are effective June 1.

From April 1, Jan-Wilhelmm Breithaupt will take over as Lufthansa Cargo's new Director of Global Handling Managerment, succeeding Thilo Schäfer, who left the company last month.

GERMANY – alpha trans Luft- und Seefrachtspedition has named two joint Managing Directors to replace its existing Managing Director, Fred Eichenseher, who will retire at the end of 2016. The exclusive German partner of the U-Freight Group (UFL), has named Tim Teubert as joint Managing Director, with responsibilities for the company’s ocean freight services and administration activities. Meanwhile, Rainer Hoermansperger has also been named joint Managing Director, with responsibilities for air freight, networking and business development.

DENMARK – Jesper Bennike has been named as the new CEO of GateHouse Logistics, effective immediately.

UK – Maritime Group has appointed Graham Roberts to the newly-created role of Non-Executive Chairman, to support the business in the next phase of its development. Industry veteran Roberts is also currently Chairman and non-Executive Director of Greek dry bulk shipping owner, Hellenic Carriers and is a non-Executive Director of the Freight Transport Association.

UK – Parcelforce Worldwide has announced the appointment of Alistair Cochrane as Operations Director, effective April 25.

DUBAI – GAC has appointed industry veteran John Paul as its Group Freight Purchasing Manager, responsible for both sea and air business. He is also charged with formulating a core carrier policy for dedicated trade lanes and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Dubai.

NIGERIA – Dakuku Adolphus Peterside has assumed role as the Director General and CEO of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).