Thursday, April 14, 2016

This Week's Look at Who Logistics and Freight Related Companies Have Hired, Promoted or Seen Depart

Staff Movements in the Sector
Shipping News Feature
US – Freight forwarding and logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel has appointed Bob Mihok as President of its North American Region, succeeding John Hextall who has decided to step down from the role. Hextall will remain with the company until June 30 to ensure a smooth transition. Mihok will be responsible for the company’s Seafreight, Airfreight, Overland, Contract Logistics, and Integrated Logistics operations in the North American Region, based at the regional headquarters in Jersey City, New Jersey.

US – UPS has announced the promotion of Cindy Miller, President of the UPS region in Europe, to the role of President of Global Freight Forwarding.

US – Melzie Wilson, Vice President – Compliance at Mallory Alexander International Logistics, has been appointed to the US Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC). The 45-member committee was formed to provide the Secretary of Commerce with detailed information on the country's national freight infrastructure and policy.

US – Cargo Chief has appointed logistics industry veteran Patrick Malone as Vice President of Sales.

UK – Malcolm Shepard CBE has retired from his role of Chief Executive of Sustrans after 21 years of service, eight of which were in the top role.

UK – The TTC Group has announced the appointment of Tom Hughes as its new Business Development Director.

UK – Andy Turner has been appointed with immediate effect to the position of National Fleet Manager within the Fleet and Specialist Vehicles Sales department of Scania (Great Britain).

UK – The Department for Transport has announced the reappointments of 2 members of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Board – David King and Graham Ward. Both will serve for second terms of 3 years each.

UK – Whistl has appointed Nick Frazer to the role of Carrier Development Director and Paul Smith to the position of International Sales Director.

GERMANY – Kerry Logistics has appointed Ronnie Kempf as the new Managing Director for Germany and Switzerland, effective since the beginning of the month. Based at the company’s Europe headquarters in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Kempf will also take over the position of Managing Director for Kerry Logistics (Switzerland). During the course of pooling these two positions, Kempf will also supervise the integration of the air and sea freight offices. Meanwhile, Kerry Logistics (Germany) and Kerry Logistics (Switzerland) will continue to function as independent legal entities.