Thursday, May 6, 2021

Staff Movements in the World of Freight and Logistics Announced This Week

Those Appointments and Departures in Brief
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – UK – Mark Dickinson has been re-elected as General Secretary of Nautilus International to serve a five year term of office to 2026. Dickinson’s candidacy was unopposed. This will be his fourth term in the role.

UK – Transport union RMT has annoucned that Mick Lynch has been elected as the union's new General Secretary, succeeding Mick Cash. Before being elected as General Secretary, Lynch has been twice elected as RMT Assistant General Secretary and has twice served on the RMT’s National Executive. He is a Trustee Director of the £30 billion Railway Pension Scheme.

UK – FRANCE – The Getlink Combined General Meeting approved the appointment of Yann Leriche, Chief Executive Officer, who is joined on the Board by Mark Cornwall, British contract employee representative respectively to replace Peter Levene and Tim Yeo.

UK – XPO Logistics, has announced that Maryclaire Hammond will become the Chief Human Resources Officer of GXO Logistics, the intended spin-off of XPO’s logistics business. She will be responsible for GXO’s human resources organisation when the planned separation is complete. She will be based at GXO headquarters in London.

Hammond joined XPO in 2019 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources – Americas and Asia Pacific

GERMANY – Effective June 1, Dr. Matthias Jurytko will take over as Managing Director and CEO of cellcentric, the 50:50 fuel cell joint venture between Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group. In this role, he succeeds Dr. Andreas Gorbach, who left the company on April 30. Gorbach will continue to support the company in the future as a member of cellcentric's advisory board.

Jurytko currently holds the role of Site Manager of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth.

GERMANY – Harren & Partner has named Nils Aden as it new Managing Director, effective since May 1.

AFRICA – OMA Group has announced three new appointments at its Head Office, in Senegal and the Ivory Coast. Samad Osman has been appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer, effective since March. Osman joined the group from Hapag-Lloyd where he was Africa CEO and prior to this held various Director positions in the AP Moller Maersk Group.

Charles Sugden has been named Côte d’Ivoire Country Manager, effective since May 1. Sugden previously ran the OMA Senegal office. Kurven Monien takes over Sugden's former role as Senegal Country Manager, also effective since May 1.

CANADA – Logistec has announced Curtis Foltz as its new Chair of its Board of Directors. An Independent Director of Logistec since 2017, he has been a member of its Audit Committee since 2017, a member of its Governance and Human Resources Committee since 2020 and was a member of its Pension Committee from 2017 to 2019.

Foltz currently provides executive advisory services in the international maritime, port, logistics, and transportation sectors. He most recently served as Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority from 2010 to 2016.

CANADA – Anna Galoni has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of bearing and seal specialist Thordon Bearings. Galoni joined the Burlington, Ontario-headquartered company in 2007 and prior to her appointment in April, she held a number of senior roles in various departments including Chair of Thordon Bearings, a position she continues to hold.

Her appointment follows the retirement of Terry McGowan, who stepped down after almost 14 years in the CEO role.

US – Meritor has announced the appointment of Joe Mejaly as Vice President of North America Aftermarket, effective since May 3. He will report directly to Tim Bowes, Senior Vice President and President of Industrial and North America Aftermarket, and Electrification. Mejaly will relocate to Troy, Michigan, from his current residence in California.

Most recently, Mejaly was Senior Vice President of Aftermarket Operations, Sales, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Remanufacturing at DENSO Products and Services Americas.

Meritor has also announced Jim Keane to the role of Vice President of Industrial, also effective May 3 and reporting to Bowes. Keane has been with Meritor since 2005 in various positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was Senior Director of Global Industrial Engineering.

US – Crowley Maritime has awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to Great Lakes Maritime Academy (GLMA) cadets Tristan Barnett and Jackson Dagata for their achievements and interest in maritime careers.

Named in honour of former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas B. Crowley Sr., the scholarship benefits promising maritime students. While earning their bachelor’s degrees at GLMA, both Barnett and Dagata also participated in Crowley’s cadet shipping programme where they worked aboard Crowley vessels.

The financial award will enable both to focus on their studies as Barnett prepares for his Third Mate License and First-class Great Lakes Pilotage examinations and for Dagata to prepare for his Third Officer License.

Photo: Mark Dickinson, Nautilus General Secretary, elected for his fourth term.