Friday, February 5, 2010

Major Logistics Operators Make New Appointments

CEVA and Panalpina Recruit New Management
Shipping News Feature

EUROPE / CANADA – Both CEVA Logistics and Panalpina have announced new appointments to expand on their current market shares and improve their pricing policies in order to become more efficient.

CEVA has appointed Dr. Christopher Stoller as their Director of Global Sales, Central Europe and Mark Lipinski to the position of Ocean Product Manager, Canada.

Dr. Stoller, who will be based in Frankfurt, will be focused on key account management and comes to the company with a wealth of experience in international freight and logistics management having worked for the FIEGE Group and GEODIS Logistics, as well as formerly the managing director of GO! General Overnight.

John Klompers, Managing Director, CEVA, Central Europe said: “With his depth of expertise and years of experience in the logistics sector, I am sure Dr. Christopher Stoller will make a huge contribution in terms of enhancing the market position of CEVA in Central Europe.”

In Canada, Mark Lipinski will be responsible for negotiating and maintaining carrier rates for CEVA in Canada as well as managing relationships with carrier contractors.

Lipinski has worked in the industry since 1982 starting with ocean carriers and then continuing with logistic providers such as Danzas, Schenker, Fritz UPS-SCS and Dimerco. He has held sales and operational positions throughout his career and has worked in Hong Kong, China, Latin America and Europe.

“We are excited about having Mark join our CEVA team in Canada,” said Bruce Rodgers, Country Manager, Canada.

“His experience and success in ocean freight forwarding and management will be a tremendous asset to CEVA and our customers. We’re looking forward to his contributions in helping to establish CEVA as a premier Non Vessel Operator in Canada.”

Meanwhile, Swiss-based Panalpina has appointed Alan G. Votaw as the head of the company’s ‘automotive industry vertical competence centre’, which oversees the Panalpina’s supply chain service offerings to the automotive industry.

Votaw, who joined the group in 2002, has held several managing positions within the Group, among them key account manager for one of the biggest global customers.

Sandro Knecht, member of the Panalpina Executive Board and responsible for Marketing & Sales and Supply Chain Management, said that: “I am delighted to have won Alan for this important function. The automotive industry is of highest strategic importance for Panalpina and I am fully convinced that Alan will help us to leverage and expand our automotive customer base and product portfolio on a global scale!”

In a statement Panalpina said that they hoped that this appointment would both assist their activities of their existing customers and encourage new business by innovating the company’s supply chain service options.