Friday, January 14, 2022

Slow Time of Year for Staff Appointments but Some in Logistics Still Make the Move

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UK – Workplace visual communications and safety specialist Beaverswood has appointed a senior executive to oversee its product brand development and marketing as it gears up for continued growth and further European expansion. The company produces a plethora of signage and warehouse labelling products, plus protective items to defend against physical and microbial damage.

Marcello Barone joins as Marketing Manager in a move that will see him working alongside the senior management team on strategic growth across Europe, reseller development, new product launches and integrated communications for the company’s expanding range of safety, visual communication and waste management solutions for industrial and office workspace environments.

UK – Michelin Tyre plc has appointed John Howe as Managing Director for the UK & Ireland. He will also hold the role of B2C Sales Director. Howe, 41, brings an impressive 25 years of service within the company, having begun his career in the warehouse of Solideal UK, before continuing with the business through a series of acquisitions first by Solideal International, Camoplast, Camso and then finally Michelin in 2018.

UK – Shoreham Port has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors; Louisa Cilenti and Darran Messem, as well as a new Deputy Chair in Mark Lemmon who has been a member of the Port board for three years. Louisa Cilenti specialises in clean energy financing and sustainable investment and is a recognised leading lawyer in the renewables sector and Darran Messem is a consultant and Non-Executive Director focused on energy, transport and sustainable development.

EUROPE – XPO Logistics has announced the appointment of Rémi Dujon as general counsel for Europe, effective 1 December 2021. Dujon is responsible for corporate legal matters related to XPO's European business and will serve on the executive board. He reports to Luis Gomez, president, Europe. Dujon holds a master's degree in business law from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne in France.

He has over 24 years of senior legal experience with publicly traded companies in the technology and industrial sectors. Prior to XPO, he served as general counsel for global steel tubes manufacturer Vallourec, and as general counsel for global telecommunications and IT services provider Orange Business Services. Previously, he held senior positions with divisions of Orange and France Telecom, where the scope of his responsibilities included contract law, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, intellectual property law and the standardisation of multinational legal practices.

GERMANY – Forto, a provider of digitised freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, has announced that Jochen Freese has joined the company's team as executive vice president of procurement and business development. According to Forto CEO and Co-Founder Michael Wax, Freese's executive level experience with global logistics leaders brings the right skillset to Forto during a critical growth phase. In his new role, Freese will oversee the development and management of the Forto offerings across transport modes.

Freese joins Forto after serving as Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer for CEVA Logistics SASU, an international provider of transportation and supply chain solutions operating in more than 160 countries, and listed amongst the highest ranked logistics providers globally. In his prior role, Freese was responsible for driving CEVA's top line revenue and business development and led the company's global industry segments.

He was also a member of the CEVA executive board. Before joining CEVA, Freese held the role of Chief Commercial Officer for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, while also serving for a period of time as CEO for Air and Sea Freight.

INDIA – Wiz, a tech-enabled freight forwarding platform, has strengthened its leadership team by hiring Krishnakumar V as chief executive officer (CEO) and Satish Lakkaraju as Sr. Vice President both having worked previously with Agility. Krishnakumar comes with more than two decades of experience in the logistics industry with experience in international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, warehousing, distribution, and project logistics.

He was with Agility for 18 years in various senior management positions. Satish started his professional journey in the industry 27 years ago, and has become an experienced sales & commercial head with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry.

CHINA – The China Classification Society (CCS) has announced the appointment of a new President and vice president. Founded in 1956, CCS is headquartered in Beijing and is a full member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). Mr Sun Feng formerly a CCS vice president becomes the new Chairman and President taking over from Mr Mo Jianhui who has retired while Mr Cai Yanxian becomes one of four vice presidents replacing Mr Zhu Kai, a vice president who has also retired.