Friday, March 11, 2016

Who Has Gone Where This Week in the Freight Transport and Logistics Sectors

Appointments and Departures Throughout the Industry
Shipping News Feature

US – United Continental Holdings, a major world power in air freight and passenger air transport, has announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz, plans to return to resume all of his duties and responsibilities on March 14. Munoz took up the role in September of last year but had a heart attack on October 15. He has already been participating actively in all major corporate decisions and meeting frequently with employees, shareholders, and other stakeholders during his recovery.

The company also announced the appointment of three new Independent Directors to the Board: James Kennedy, Robert Milton and James Whitehurst, effective immediately.

US – CSX has appointed new engineering leaders following the announcement from Vice President – Engineering, John West, who will retire on April 1 after 37 years of service with the railroad. Ricky Johnson has been named to succeed West and will report to Cindy Sandborn, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Moving into the Johnson's role of Chief Engineer Maintenance of Way (MOW) North is Greg Mellish, formerly Chief Engineer MOW South. Lee Moss is named Chief Engineer MOW South, after most recently serving as Assistant Chief Engineer, with Eric Pachman, previously Director of Network Modelling and Analytics moving to Assistant Chief Engineer.

US – STV has announced the promotion of Brian Dwyer to the role of STV Vice President. Based in the firm's Boston office

US – GAC North America has appointed Jessy Karam-Castillo as its dedicated Alliance Representative for the Chevron Shipping account. Based in Houston, Texas, her appointment comes after the retirement of Chris Steibelt, after 29 years with the GAC Group. Karam-Castillo has been with GAC for 18 years, and has held a number of roles in Lebanon and the USA, most recently as Hub Business Manager at GAC’s Global Hub Services in Houston.

Karely Martinez, previously Senior Hub Coordinator, takes over as Hub Business Manager, Global Hub Services.

NETHERLANDS – Ditlev Engel will join DNV GL as CEO of the group’s Energy business area, based at the DNV GL - Energy headquarters in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Starting April 4, Engel will succeed acting CEO Elisabeth Harstad and report to the Group President & CEO Remi Eriksen. He will also become a member of the Executive Committee for the DNV GL Group. Engel joins DNV GL from a number of senior non-executive board and advisory roles, which he will terminate in order to fully concentrate on his new position with DNV GL.

UK – Dematic has named Matt Hatson as Business Solutions Sales Director for the UK, Ireland, Northern Europe, and Scandinavia.

UK – Katy Ware has been named to the role of Director of Maritime Safety and Standards at the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, effective March 29.

JAPAN – Noboru Ueda has stepped down from his role as Representative Director, Chairman and President at ClassNK. Current Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara has been named as his successor, effective March 7. Current Executive Vice Presidents Yasushi Nakamura and Tetsuya Kinoshita will continue in their present roles on the team, joined by Junichiro Iida as Managing Director. Current Executive Vice President Tetsushi Agata has been appointed as an Executive Auditor as part of the Society’s aim to strengthen its auditing system.