Friday, June 30, 2017

Changes at the Top for Freight and Logistics Carriers Lead the Week's Appointments

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WORLDWIDE – Henk Venema, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Network Carrier Management at DHL Global Forwarding, has been named the new Chairman of the Cargo iQ Membership Board. He takes over from Max Sauberschwarz, Vice President and Global Head of Carrier and Gateway Air Logistics at Kuehne + Nagel, who chaired the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) interest group from 2013.

Kester Meijer, Director Operational Integrity, Compliance & Safety – ISCM, Air France KLM Cargo, will continue to support the group as its Vice Chairman. Sauberschwarz will continue to serve on the Board.

UK – International development charity Transaid has appointed Caroline Barber to take over as Chief Executive, effective August 1. She will replace Gary Forster who is stepping down after 11 years, including the last six as Chief Executive.

Barber first became involved with Transaid whilst on secondment as a Project Manager for Wincanton. She undertook four overseas visits for Transaid between 2005 and 2008, helping to share best practice from the private sector with key programmes in post-Tsunami Sri Lanka and Ghana.

In 2008, she joined Transaid full-time, initially as Country Programme Manager in Zambia, where she led a project to develop the capacity and capability of the Industrial Training Centre in Lusaka. Three years later, she was promoted to Head of Programmes with direct responsibility for managing a portfolio of projects in sub-Saharan Africa – primarily focused around rural transport, transport management for health fleets, and professional driver training in the commercial vehicle, passenger transport and materials handling sectors.

UK – Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced the appointment of Phil Nolan as Non-Executive Chairman of ABP Holdings, effective July 4. He replaces Robert Walvis who retired on February 28. Nolan is currently also Non-Executive Chairman of Ulster Bank Ireland DAC, John Laing Group, and Affinity Water Limited.

UK – Narrow Aisle has announced Pete Lancaster to the position of Product Manager – Flexi Systems. He will oversee the development of Narrow Aisle’s Flexi articulated warehouse truck systems in Ireland, Scotland, and other territories across mainland Europe. Lancaster is based in the North of England.

UK – The OMA Group has announced Simon Milton will join the company as Corporate Social Responsibility & #futurestars Director, effective July 17. #futurestars, soon to be a registered charity, works with primary schools in Ghana alongside partners Ipswich Town Football Club and Yinson Production WA to deliver sports programmes to girls and boys and assist in the refurbishment and development of the schools.

INDONESIA – Global Maritime has appointed Oliver Stettner as Country Manager for Indonesia.

US – Navistar has promoted Michael Cancelliere to President of Truck and Parts, effective July 1, replacing William Kozek, who will assume a planning role focussed on emerging industry opportunities. Cancelliere will report directly to Persio Lisboa, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Navistar also announced that Bernardo Valenzuela is returning to the company in the newly created role of Vice President of Export, and President of Mexico and Global Operations. Previously, Valenzuela spent 16 years at Navistar before leaving and founding Terranova GTA. He will also report to Lisboa.

Kozek will focus on vehicle electrification and potential disruptive technologies, and he will report to Troy Clarke, Navistar Chairman, President and CEO. 

US – The Greenbrier Companies has announced the election of Wanda Felton and David Starling to the company’s Board of Directors. Felton has approximately 25 years of investment banking and private equity advisory experience. After twice being confirmed by the United States Senate, Felton recently completed service as First Vice President and Vice Chair of the Export Import Bank of the United States (Ex‐Im Bank)

Starling recently retired from the Board of Directors of Kansas City Southern (KCS) where he served since 2010. From 2008-2016, he Starling also served as President and COO at KCS and as President & CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of its affiliate, Kansas City Southern Railroad.

US – Boeing has expanded the responsibilities of Greg Smith, current Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy. From July 1, Smith will serve as CFO and EVP of Enterprise Performance & Strategy.

The planned retirements later this year of Vice Chairman Ray Conner and Senior Vice President of Programme Management, Integration & Development Programmes Scott Fancher created a window to consolidate a range of performance-based enterprise efforts under Smith.

US – After 24 years of service, Doug Hoerr, Vice President of the Material Handling and Underground (MH&U) Division at Caterpillar, has elected to retire from the company, effective August 1. Caterpillar has also announced changes in responsibilities for three of its Vice Presidents, all effective the same date. Karl Weiss, Vice President for the Earthmoving Division, will replace Hoerr as President of MH&U.

Tom Bluth, currently Vice President of the Surface Mining & Technology Division (SM&T), will switch roles with Jean Savage to become the company’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of the Innovation & Technology Development Division (ITDD). Savage will take on Bluth's position as VP of SM&T.

Frederic Istas, currently Aftermarket Solutions Global Manager for the Global Aftermarket Solutions Division, has been named to take over from Weiss as Vice President for the Earthmoving Division.

US – Amtrak has named Richard Anderson as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 12. Anderson, former Chief Executive Officer of both Delta and Northwest Airlines, will serve in a co-CEO capacity with current CEO Wick Moorman through December 31 to ensure a smooth transition. Moorman will then become an advisor to the company.

CANADA – VIA Rail has announced a series of changes to its Board of Directors. Kathy Baig, Jonathan Goldbloom, Stanley Ross Goldsworthy, Annick Guérard, Gail Louise Stephens, and Glenn Rainbird have all been named Directors for a four year term.

Daniel Gallivan and Kenneth Tan have been named as Directors for term of three years. Jane Mowat has been re-appointed as Director for a three year term.

CANADA – Belledune Port Authority has appointed Lucien Sonier as Director for a three year term.

CANADA – Montréal Port Authority has named Hélène Lauzon as Director for a term of three years, and Johanne Lépine as Director for a two year term.

CANADA – Thomas O’Neil has been named Director at Saint John Port Authority for a three year term.

CANADA – Sept-Îles Port Authority has announced Nancy Jourdain to the role of Director for a three year term.

CANADA – Luc Arvisais has been re-appointed as Director at Trois-Rivières Port Authority for three more years.

CANADA – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has named Lisa Ethans and Eugene Kwan as Directors for a three year term. Catherine McLay and Richard Turner have both been re-appointed as Directors, with McLay serving a three year term and Turner a term of one year.