Thursday, September 3, 2015

This Week's Catalogue of Who Went Where in Shipping, Freight and Logistics Staff Changes

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WORLDWIDE – Our weekly round-up of staff changes in the freight and logistics world starts with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which has announced that its Director General and Chief Executive Officer Tony Tyler, will retire in June 2016 after serving five years in the position. The search will now start for a successor to be appointed at the next IATA Annual General Meeting in Dublin in June 2016.

JAPAN – Kenichi Okamoto has joined GAC Japan as National Operations Manager, where he will be based in the recently opened Tokyo office.

UAE – Gulftainer has announced the appointment of Flemming Delgaard as the CEO of GT International, a division of the Gulftainer Group responsible for international operations.

MALAYSIA – Malaysia Airlines has announced the appointments of Nik Azli Abu Zahar as Executive Counsel, effective November 1, Charless McKee as Head of Marketing, effective September 14, and Proteek Sengupta as interim Head of Revenue Management. Sengupta will assume the position from Shihaj Abdulla Kutty with immediate effect until a suitable successor can be found.

UK – Pole Star Space Applications has announced the internal appointment of Julian Longson to the position of Managing Director.

GERMANY – NETHERLANDS – Markus Sontheimer is to become the new Chief Information Officer on the Board of Schenker AG, in Essen, where he will be responsible for DB Schenker Logistics. Currently CIO of Group Finance at Deutsche Bank, Sontheimer will take up his new position on January 1, 2016. He takes over from Peter Schumann who will leave the company at the end of November 2015.

In the Netherlands, Nigel Smith is the new CEO of DB Schenker Rail Netherlands, succeeding Aart Klompe, who shall remain in the firm’s employ, primarily maintaining and expanding its major accounts in the Port of Rotterdam. Smith was previously COO at Etihad Rail DB in Abu Dhabi, a joint venture launched by DB Schenker Rail and Etihad Rail in the United Arab Emirates.

NETHERLANDS – As of 1 September, Hans Nagtegaal became the new Head of Containers at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, succeeding Joyce Bilek, who moves into a newly created role focusing on improving and streamlining digital communication and the exchange of information in the supply chain.

NETHERLANDS – CH Robinson has named Jeroen Eijsink as President of its Europe Operations, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer John Wiehoff.

US – Warren Jones has been appointed TIACA Director, reporting into Doug Brittin, Secretary General and based at the Association’s Miami headquarters. Jones was most recently President of Cargo Network Services (CNS) at IATA. Kenneth Gibson has also been made Manager – Accounts and Business Development, based in Miami.

US – The Terex Corporation has announced several senior Executive changes with current President of Terex Cranes Tim Ford, leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. With Ford’s departure, Ken Lousberg, current President of Terex China, will take on the role of President of Terex Cranes as well as the responsibility for Latin America, a role also held by Ford. Lousberg will retain responsibility for China whilst the search for a replacement is underway.

George Ellis will take on a new role as Senior Vice President of Operations Planning and President at Terex Construction, in addition to retaining his current responsibilities for Terex Construction, Government Programmes and India. Kieran Hegarty, President of Terex Materials Processing will assume management responsibility for the Terex Fuchs business which will become part of the Terex Materials Processing segment.

Scott Hensel, Vice President of Terex Services North America has been named to the newly created position of Vice President and Managing Director of Terex Utilities and Services, reporting to Lousberg. Hensel will also have management responsibility for the Terex Utilities business.

US – C.R. England has announced changes in its executive team, transitioning the Corporate Sales and Marketing functions under the leadership of Brandon Harrison, who has assumed the role of Chief Sales Officer, effective immediately. Executive Vice President of Corporate Sales and Marketing, David Kramer has left the company to pursue other opportunities.