Friday, September 16, 2016

Recent Staff Appointment Announcements in Shipping, Freight and Logistics

Who Has Taken Up New Posts Within the Industry
Shipping News Feature
UK – Stewart Oades has been appointed to the Board of John Good and Sons Limited, one of the country’s oldest established shipping industry groups, as a Non-Executive Director. John Good says this appointment is a statement of its determination to achieve the long term goal of developing logistics, corporate travel and shipping activities. During his career, Stewart has gained an unrivalled knowledge of the industries in which John Good operates. He has held senior management positions in companies such as Argyll Stores plc, Christian Salveson plc and Exel plc.

As well as serving as President of the Freight Transport Association, he also has advisory experience with Marks and Spencer plc and previous Non-Executive Director experience with Clipper Group plc and Thai Union Europe (formerly John West). Stewart is currently a senior independent Non-Executive Director for Wincanton plc and Reflex Van Hire and is also Chairman of Dalepak Ltd. He has been heavily involved in charitable initiatives, therefore not only does he feel comfortable with the values and culture within the John Good business, but he shares its commitment to achieving consistent, rapid growth. It is this that has encouraged him to join the family team.

UK – Peel Logistics has confirmed that the directors of Evander Properties Jeremy Greenland and Neil Dickinson, will become shareholders and assume senior leadership positions within Peel Logistics. Peel Logistics said it would ‘benefit from Jeremy and Neil’s long experience in developing and managing logistics property across the UK, as well as their extensive occupier and investor relationships’.

EUROPE – Steven Polmans, Head of Cargo at Brussels Airport Company (BAC), has been appointed to TIACA’s Board of Directors. Polmans has pledged to continue encouraging greater collaboration across the supply chain to cope with a rapidly changing industry, starting with TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum in Paris next month. Polmans, who has over 15 years’ experience in the aviation industry, is also the Chairman of the newly-established Air Cargo Belgium Association based at Brussels Airport.

BENELUX – EnvironHull Ltd has appointed Mark van den Akker to the newly created role of Sales Manager, Benelux region, to encourage the take-up of its HullWiper diver-free hull cleaning solution. Mark van den Akker joins EnvironHull from global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group and has a strong marine background. He started his career as a diving officer in the Royal Dutch Navy, after which he went on to hold senior positions at SMIT. Mark also has a Master’s Degree in the Science of Naval Architecture. His new position will see him based in Rotterdam.

UK – London-based quantum and mobile security start-up Crypta Labs has strengthened its cybersecurity expertise with the appointment of leading transport security expert, Dr Siraj Shaikh. This is the latest in a series of expertise-led appointments for the company, which has bolstered in-house knowledge across key markets of financial services, health and transport.

Dr Shaikh has spent several years researching cybersecurity and safety aspects of distributed systems, and also developed an intelligent control and guidance system for unmanned logistics vehicles. His doctoral and post-doctoral research involved design and verification of security and safety-critical systems.

US – Seko Logistics has appointed Jim Mikrut as Vice President of its US Home Delivery Vertical business. In 2015, Seko saw its Heavyweight Home Delivery shipments in the US grow 54% year-on-year and this momentum has continued in 2016 for heavyweight and oversized products such as furniture and big-screen TVs. Jim Mikrut joins Seko with over 18 years of experience in the Home Delivery sector, most recently as Vice President, Network Carrier/Customer Experience at MXD Group, responsible for its home delivery product development. He previously held roles that included responsibility for the strategic account management team in addition to business integration, customer service and order management.

VIETNAM - UPS announced the appointment of Daryl Tay as the Managing Director of UPS Vietnam. With 16 years of experience in UPS, Tay will lead UPS’s express delivery, freight and logistics operations in the country. In his previous role as the Director of Enterprise Marketing Strategy for UPS Asia Pacific Region, Tay expanded UPS’s regional product portfolio including the expansion of the UPS Worldwide Express® service to more than 23,000 postal codes in Asia including Vietnam, and the introduction of the China-to-Europe rail solution. He also contributed to the enhancement of UPS’s network which led to the acceleration of UPS’s intra-Asia transit times by up to one full day across more than 35 trade lanes connecting 41 markets.