Friday, September 1, 2017

This Weeks Appointments and Leavings in the Freight and Logistics Industry

A Summary of Personnel Movements for the Business and Related Industries
Shipping News Feature

US – A tragic start to this week. Following the recent series of incidents of Navy ships in the Pacific this year, Admiral Scott Swift, commander of the US Pacific Fleet relieved Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, commander of the 7th fleet, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command. The most recent incident occurred on August 21, when the USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) collided with a tanker off the coast of Singapore. Ten Sailors died as a result. They were posthumously promoted.

Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley (31) from Kansas City, Missouri, was posthumously advanced to Chief Electronics Technician.

Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez (39) from El Paso, Texas, was posthumously advanced to Chief Interior Communications Electrician.

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell (26) from Gaithersburg, Maryland, was posthumously advanced to Electronics Technician 1st Class.

Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram (28) from Poughkeepsie, New York, was posthumously advanced to Information Systems 1st Class.

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake (21) from Cable, Ohio, was posthumously advanced to Electronics Technician 2nd Class. Drake had been selected for promotion and authorised to wear the rank of a second class petty officer, but had not yet been advanced.

Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr. (23) from Manchester, Maryland, was posthumously advanced to Information Systems Technician 2nd Class. Eckels had been selected for promotion and authorised to wear the rank of a second class petty officer, but had not yet been advanced, aka frocked.

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon (26) from Suffield, Connecticut, was posthumously advanced to Electronics Technician 2nd Class.

Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III (20) from Killeen, Texas, was posthumously advanced to Electronics Technician 2nd Class.

Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer (23) from Decatur, Illinois, was posthumously advanced to Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class.

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith (22) from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, was posthumously advanced to Electronics Technician 2nd Class.

Prior to John S McCain incident, guided-missile destroyer the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container vessel in June. Seven Sailors died in the collision. They too were posthumously advanced to their next rank.

Gunner's Mate Seaman Apprentice Dakota Kyle Rigsby (19) from Palmyra, Virginia, was posthumously advanced to Gunner's Mate Seaman.

Yeoman 3rd Class (frocked) Shingo Alexander Douglass (25) from San Diego was posthumously permanently advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class.

Sonar Technician 3rd Class (frocked) Ngoc T Truong Huynh (25) from Oakville, Connecticut, was posthumously permanently advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class.

Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez (26) from Weslaco, Texas, was posthumously advanced to Petty Officer 1st class.

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan (23) from Chula Vista, California, was posthumously advanced to Petty Officer 1st class.

Personnel Specialist 1st Class (frocked) Xavier Alec Martin (24) from Halethorpe, Maryland, was posthumously permanently advanced to Petty Officer 1st class.

Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr. (37) from Elyria, Ohio, was posthumously advanced to Chief Petty Officer.

 

US – Crowley Fuels has promoted Jasper Hall to the role of new Vice President of Highway Petroleum Distribution in Alaska. He will report to Rocky Smith, Senior Vice President of Petroleum Distribution and Marine Services.

US – Dr Elizabeth Blanchard has been named President of the trade association, the Association of Pacific Ports for 2017/18. Her tenure began at the start of August and is also the current Board Chair for the Port of Stockton.

US – Uber has announced Dara Khosrowshahi, former CEO at Expedia, as its new CEO. Khosrowshahi starts his new role on September 5 and replaces Travis Kalanick, who resigned in June amidst allegations including sexual harassment, discriminations, and intellectual property theft.

US – Vishal Bhatnagar has been appointed to the newly created role of Delta Cargo’s Director of the Cargo Control Centre. He will also be responsible for managing Worldwide Trucking, Global Logistics and Trade Compliance and all Cargo Customer Service Centres. Bhatnagar will report to Julian Soell, Managing Director Cargo Customer Experience and Operations.

Additionally, Delta Air Lines has named Henry Kuykendall as Senior Vice President – Airport Operations, Northeast, and promoted Stephanie Baldwin to Vice President of Airport Operations, JFK.

US – Allison Transmission Holdings has announced that President and Chief Financial Officer David Graziosi, will succeed CEO Lawrence Dewey on June 1, 2018. After nearly 18 years leading the company, Dewey will retire at the end of May next year.

US – Dana Incorporated has announced Matthew Fahnestock as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Fahnestock most recently served as senior vice president and CIO for Columbia Pipeline Group, now part of TransCanada Corporation, in Houston. 

US – Gates Corporation has named Jamey Seely as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective September 5. She will report directly to Ivo Jurek, CEO.

US – Hertz Global Holdings has announced two new Officer to join the company. Jodi Allen as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective October 2, and Murali Kuppuswamy, as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), effective September 12.

CANADA – Fleet Complete has appointed Sandeep Kar as its new Chief Strategy Officer. Kar previously served as Global Vice President at Frost & Sullivan.

CANADA – VersaCold Logistics Services has announced the appointment of Paul Merrick as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Coastal Pacific Xpress (CPX) Business Unit, effective since August 28.

CANADA – Discovery Air has announced Alan Torrie as CEO, effective since August 29. Torrie succeeds Jacob Shavit as CEO. Shavit will remain as an advisor to the Corporation, with a focus on the defence business’s growth strategy.

GUYANA – Patrick Keen has been named to head up operations as Kestrel’s new Guyana office.

UK – Bis Henderson Consulting has made a series of appointments. Joining as Senior Consultants are Mark Monger FCILT and Julian Simpson. Kate Harrison has been named as Consultant.

UK – ByBox has announced Ben Hudson as Finance Director, reporting directly to the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Pete Rowse.

SWEDEN – Greencarrier Liner Agency has named Patrik Björk as Global Business Development Manager, effective since August 15.

AUSTRIA – Erich Schafer, Director and Regional Manager South for Gebrüder Weiss and Reinhold Graßer, Director and Regional Manager, North have both announced their intention to retire from December 31.

Wolfgang Niessner, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss, will manage the Southern region on an interim basis starting on September 1. The region consists of the Gebrüder Weiss branch in Graz as well as the locations in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Graßer will be succeeded by Peter Schafleitner, who has been managing the Central Region at Gebrüder Weiss that includes Salzburg and Carinthia. This area has now been expanded to include the Czech Republic national organisation and the Wels branch in Upper Austria.

CHINA – BELGIUM – Away from appointments, The Secretary-General of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dirk Achten, conferred the honour of Commander of the Order of the Crown upon Adam Tan, the Vice Chairman and CEO of HNA Group. The award which is one of Belgium's highest honours was granted in recognition of all the efforts and investments the HNA Group has made over the years to establish a strong relationship between China and Belgium. It highlights the recent decision by the Group to launch a new route, between Brussels and Shanghai, on the 46th anniversary of the establishment of relations between Belgium and China.