Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Freight and Logistics Appointments Announced

Changes at the Top Worldwide
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – This week’s round of staff changes in the freight and logistics industry kicks off with the Shipowners’ Club which has offices in London, Luxembourg and Singapore, with news of the appointment of Philip Orme as its new Chairman, following the end of Donald MacLeod’s six year tenure at the top. Orme is currently based in Dubai where he serves as CEO of Ocean Power International.

ASIA – A week after announcing the appointment of Lars Mikael Jensen as CEO of Asia Pacific, Maersk Line has announced Bo Wegener as the new Cluster Manager for Thailand, and Dawid Sold as Country Manager for Myanmar. Sold will be reporting to Wegener.

SINGAPORE – Epic Gas has announced Charles Maltby as its new Executive Chairman, effective September 17, replacing current Chairman Chris Buttery, who will remain actively involved in the company as a Director.

OMAN – Oman Air has appointed Paul Gregorowitsch as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective since the beginning of August 2014.

US – Ryder Systems has announced that Global Supply Chain Solutions (GSCS) President, John Williford, will retire in March 2015. At that time, the dedicated services business staff will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Sanchez. All other supply chain business will remain consolidated under a new President of GSCS, also reporting directly to Sanchez. Ryder also announced that Senior Vice President of Ryder Dedicated, John Diez will be promoted to the role of President.

US – Satellite Logistics Group has announced the appointment of Michael Ritchey as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. He succeeds outgoing CFO Diane Mohr who will be retained in a consulting capacity until the end of the year in order to ensure a smooth transition.

US – Vice President of UPS Capital Corporation Ronald Chang, has been promoted to the role of President of UPS Capital, succeeding Bob Bernabucci who retires after 41 years at the company.

US – R2 Logistics has announced the retirement of its Executive Vice President, Jerry Gase, effective as of August 1. Gase will continue to work for the third party operator on a part-time basis to assist in R2’s future.

SOUTH AFRICA – Transnet has made a series of changes to its management team, starting with the appointment of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) COO Herbert Msagala as Transnet Capital Projects (TCP) group Executive, to succeed Charl Möller who is to retire at the end of August. Succeeding Msagala as TNPA COO is current General Manager, Office of the Group Chief Executive, Phyllis Difeto. Current Transnet Monitoring and Reporting General Manager Shulami Qalinge will succeed Difeto.

Transnet also appointed current Group Financial Planning General Manager Thabo Lebelo as Transnet Property group Executive, and Ndiphiwe Silinga has been appointed Legal and Compliance group Executive, having held the role in a temporary position for the last month.

NORWAY – Maritime Communications Partner’s (MCP) Board of Directors has appointed Frode Støldal as its CEO, effective since August 18. Støldal replaces MCPs founder, Knut Fjellheim, who has served as interim-CEO and now returns to his previous role as COO/CTO.