Friday, August 19, 2016

Major Staff Changes At Road Haulage, Freight and Logistics Groups This Week

Moves at the Top for Some Major Players
Shipping News Feature

GERMANY – This week’s appointments in the freight sector start with the news that Jochen Müller has been named to take over from Thomas Reuter as Chief Operations Officer of Dachser’s Air and Sea Logistics business unit, effective January 1, 2018. The transition period, during which Müller will work on developing projects, will start on October 1 of this year. Thomas Reuter will remain on the Executive Board in his role as head of Air & Sea Logistics through the transition period until he retires on December 31, 2017.

Dachser also appointed Thomas Krüger as Managing Director of Air & Sea Logistics EMEA, effective since July 1, reporting directly to Reuter. He succeeds Rüdiger Klug, who joined Dachser in 2009 and retired on June 30, 2016

EUROPE – Palletways has announced several changes to its top management team throughout its European network. Dave Walmsley, former Member and Network Development Director, has been appointed as Palletways UK Managing Director, taking over from Luis Zubialde, who has stepped into his new role as Chief Operating Officer for the Palletways Group, where he will be responsible for the operational organisation of the business, overseeing the Managing Directors of each European country.

Rachael Alpha has been appointed as Group Commercial Director, and was previously the Managing Director of Palletways Europe. Wolfgang Neumann, the previous interim Group Commercial Director and Non-Executive Chairman of Palletways Deutschland will continue with the business in a part time consultancy role.

Craig Hibbert, Group Strategic Member Development Director, has decided to leave his full time role in the business, but will continue to work with the Group in a part-time consultancy role. Roberto Rossi, has decided to step down as President of Palletways Italia and will continue to help the business as a part time consultant.

UK – Part-time Traffic Commissioner, Nick Jones will be working full-time, effective in October, following the Welsh government funding.

US – RoadOne IntermodaLogistics has named Jeff Provow as its new Vice President and General Manager of US IntermodaLogistics and American IntermodaLogistics, RoadOne's North American agent drayage and brokerage affiliates.

US – Crowley Maritime has announced the promotion of Eric Evans to the newly created position of Vice President of Strategy. The new role will focus on facilitating long-term growth through external business partnerships including mergers and acquisitions.

Evans, who most recently served as Vice President of Finance and Planning for several of the company’s business units, will continue to be based in Crowley’s Jacksonville, Florida headquarters. He will report to Carl Fox, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services, and will have strong functional ties to John Calvin, Senior Vice President and Controller, as well as the finance teams within each of the company’s business units. The project management organisation, which is focused on analysis and strategy execution, will report to Evans.

US – United Continental Holdings has announced the addition of two key members to the company’s executive team, with the appointment of Andrew Levy as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Julia Haywood as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Gerry Laderman, who has been serving as active CFO will continue in his previous role as Senior Vice President, Finance, Procurement, and Treasurer. Jim Compton, who currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer and Vice Chairman of United, will retire at the end of the year, after supporting the transition.

COSTA RICA – Ceva Logistics has appointed Willie Parra Fonseca as Country Manager Costa Rica, based at the company’s San José office, reporting to Mike Wilson, Senior Vice President and Head of the Central American cluster.

AUSTRALIA – Agility has named Frank Guerra to be its new CEO of Australasia, with responsibility for operations in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. He will be based in Melbourne, Australia.