Friday, March 3, 2017

New President for Freight and Logistics Supply Chain Overseers

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UK – Robin Proctor FCILT is to become the next President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK. He will take up the one-year presidency from Will Whitehorn FCILT on 12th May. CILT is dedicated to furthering the cause of advancing freight movement using ideas to design and manage supply chain infrastructure and by the use of networking by its professional members.

UK – IAG Cargo has appointed Lewis Girdwood as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. He joins the company from budget airline, EasyJet, where he was Head of Financial planning and Analysis.

UK – Philip Rutnam is to leave his role as Permanent Secretary of the Department for Transport to become the new Permanent Secretary at the Home Office. Jonathan Moor, Director General for Resources and Strategy at the Department for Transport, will be acting Permanent Secretary at the Department of Transport from April 3, until a successor is in post.

UK – Bridget Rosewell OBE has been appointed as the first Non-Executive Chair of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

GERMANY – Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) has appointed Jens Hansen, currently Managing Director of Container Terminal Burchardkai, as a member of the company’s Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer (COO), replacing Dr Stefan Behn, who is stepping down from the role on March 31, after more than 20 years on the Board.

AUSTRALIA – Engineering and infrastructure advisory firm, Aurecon, has appointed Dr Alex Wonhas as its new Global Managing Director to lead its Energy and Resources business, which also includes Manufacturing.

CANADA – Ontario Northland has named Grant Bailey as its new Vice President of Rail, effective in August.

US – INTTRA has announced Vijay Minocha as its new President, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. Minocha will be replacing Jim Whalen, who, after a successful two-year assignment in Asia, will be returning to INTTRA's headquarters in the US.

US – Glen McDonald, Director of Maintenance at Ozark Motor Lines, has been elected as the new Chairman and Treasurer of the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC). McDonald, who served this past year as the Council's Vice Chairman and Chairman of Meetings, replaces Doug White, Vice President of Maintenance of Dunbar Armored, in the role.

US – Delta Air Lines has named John Caldwell as Vice President – Seattle, succeeding Mike Medeiros, who moves to his new role as Chief Operating Officer at Aeromexico. Caldwell will report to Bob Somers, Delta’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales.

US – Navistar has announced the appointment of Persio Lisboa, President of Operations, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In addition, Steven Covey, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, is retiring after 36 years with Navistar. Curt Kramer, currently associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, will succeed Covey effective April 1.

US – Rebecca Polan has been named CEO of REO Logistics, succeeding Luke Polan, who moves to the role of Chairman of the Board.

US – Thomas Prendergast has been joined STV as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer. He will report directly to Milo Riverso, President and CEO.

US – JAPAN – Yusen Logistics has announced several changes to its senior management team. Effective since March 1, Brian Paolillo has been named to the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Strategic Sales at Yusen Logistics (Americas), and Adriene Bailey will assume the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager of Transportation. Both Paolillo and Bailey will report directly to (Ken) Kunihiko Miyoshi, President and CEO of Yusen Logistics (Americas).

From March 31, Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Shoji Murakami, will change his role to Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer. Hiromitsu Kuramoto will leave his position as Executive Officer and concentrate on his role as Chairman and Representative Director. Kenji Hagiwara will leave his role of Executive Officer.

Toru Kamiyama has been promoted to Senior Managing Executive Officer, effective April 1. As of the same date, both Seiji Yuzen, EVP of Yusen Logistics (Americas), and Shiro Oyasu, Executive Officer of Transcontainer, will assume the role of Executive Officer.

Following the conclusion of Yusen's shareholder meeting at the end of July, Murakami will step down as Director, and focus on the role of Senior Managing Executive Officer. Kamiyama will take over the Director position.

Ian Veitch will leave his role as Executive Officer from July 7. Murakami will take over the responsibilities of Chief Regional Officer of Europe Region, and Managing Director of Yusen Logistics (Europe).

US – JAPAN – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has announced several changes to its executive team in North America. Osamu ‘Simon’ Nagata, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), TMNA and Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), will return to Japan. Nagata will become Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TMC. In addition, Nagata will become a Member of the Board of Directors of TMC, from June. Tetsuo Ogawa, Managing Officer, TMC, has been named to replace Nagata as EVP and CAO. Ogawa will be based in Plano, Texas and will report to TMNA CEO, Jim Lentz.

Osamu Ushio, EVP of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA), as well as Executive General Manager of TMC, will return to Japan. Ushio will become the Plant General Manager, Tahara Plant, while continuing to serve as Executive General Manager of TMC.

Tadahisa Isono, Senior Vice President of Production Engineering, TEMA, is named Executive Vice President of Manufacturing at TMNA, and Executive General Manager at TMC. Isono will be responsible for all North American manufacturing, including assembly and unit plants and Production Engineering. Isono will report to Lentz. 

Seiya Nakao, President of Toyota Technical Centre (TTC), and Executive Vice President, TEMA, will return to Japan. Nakao will become Vice Chairman and President of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing China, and Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor China Investment. He will also become a Managing Officer of TMC.

Shinichi Yasui, Executive General Manager, Mid-size Vehicle Company, TMC, is named Executive Vice President, TMNA R&D, President of TEMA, and Managing Officer, TMC, succeeding Nakao. Yasui will report to Lentz. 

Christopher Reynolds, Managing Officer, General Counsel and Deputy Chief Officer, General Administration and Human Resources of TMC, and Chief Diversity Officer at TMNA, adds to his responsibilities the role of Executive Vice President, Corporate Resources of TMNA. Reynolds will report to Lentz in his Chief Diversity Officer role and to Ogawa in his Corporate Resources function.

Chris Nielsen, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Product Support of TMNA, is named Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer of Product Support at TMNA, and Executive General Manager, TMC. Nielsen will add Information Systems to his responsibilities. Nielsen will report to Ogawa.

Zack Hicks, Group Vice President and Chief Information Officer of TMNA, is named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and Global Security at TMNA. Hicks will report to Nielsen. Hicks will also continue his role as President and CEO of Toyota Connected.

Kazuo ‘Kaz’ Ohara, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Sales, USA (TMS), will return to Japan as a Global Advisor to TMC.

Bob Carter, currently Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations, is named Executive Vice President of Sales for TMNA, President of TMS, and Executive General Manager at TMC. Carter will report to Lentz.

Bill Fay, Group Vice President and General Manager of Toyota Division, is named Senior Vice President, Automotive Operations, for Toyota and Lexus brands, succeeding Carter. Fay will report to Carter.

Jack Hollis, Group Vice President, Toyota Division Marketing, TMS, is named Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Division, succeeding Fay. Hollis will report to Fay.

Ed Laukes, currently Vice President, Toyota Division Marketing, Media, Incentives and Motorsports, TMS, is named Group Vice President, Toyota Division Marketing, succeeding Hollis. Laukes will report to Hollis.