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  • News » Ford names Hackett as CEO and makes three other top executive appointments

    May 24th 2017 Ford has named Jim Hackett (pictured) as its new president and CEO, replacing Mark Fields, who is retiring after 28 years with the company. The carmaker has also made three further top-level appointments: Joe Hinrichs takes up the role of executive vice-president and president of global operations; Jim Farley has been named executive vice-president and […]
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  • News » BCA appoints Wolfgang Reinhold as head of Europe division

    May 23rd 2017 UK-based finished vehicle services provider BCA has appointed Wolfgang Reinhold as divisional CEO for Europe. He will take up the position on May 29th. Reinhold has extensive experience in the remarketing and leasing sectors, having spent the last 28 years at fleet management company LeasePlan Group. His last role at the company was as group […]
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  • News » Born joins XPO as head of business development for industrial and automotive

    May 17th 2017 XPO Logistics has named Pascal Born (pictured) as business development director for industrial and automotive. Born is responsible for supporting XPO’s in-country sales teams in expanding the company’s industrial and automotive base. He joins the logistics provider from industrial equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, where he spent 25 years. He was predominantly involved in engine division aftersales, […]
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  • News » Cordero leaves FMC to lead the Port of Long Beach

    April 19th 2017 Mario Cordero (pictured, right) has been appointed as executive director of the Port of Long Beach in California, the second busiest container port in the US. He is leaving his role as a Federal Maritime Commission member having served as chairman for almost six years until January, when US president Donald Trump appointed Michael Khouri […]
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  • News » Top moves at Nissan’s logistics business in the US

    April 19th 2017 [Updated April 27] There has been an executive shift around at Nissan Motor in the US, following Scott Mize’s move to become senior general manager at Nissan Trading Corporation USA. Mize (pictured) was senior manager of purchasing, transportation and logistics at the carmaker, a role he held for almost two years, having moved there in […]
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  • News » McLaren Automotive appoints Ludmann as new COO

    April 18th 2017 Jens Ludmann (pictured) has been named as McLaren Automotive’s first chief operating officer since Mike Flewitt, the supercar maker’s current CEO, was promoted from the position almost three years ago. Ludmann was most recently executive vice-president at FEV, the powertrain and vehicle engineering company, where he was responsible for the company’s European operations and was […]
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  • News » Durant appointed senior VP for aftersales at VW America

    April 4th 2017 David Durant (pictured) has been appointed as senior vice-president for aftersales at Volkswagen America. He will report to Hinrich Woebcken, who was appointed head of the North America region in April last year. The 50-year old Durant will oversee all Volkswagen brand aftersales activities, which include developing and implementing strategies for the parts and accessories […]
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  • People » Changes at the top for Renault-Nissan Alliance supply chain

    March 31st 2017 Frans Kroon (pictured) has been promoted to deputy alliance global director of strategy and planning for global alliance supply chain management at Renault Nissan, moving from his position as vice-president of Alliance Logistics Europe. Marc Dardanelli has succeeded Kroon in the logistics function. Kroon’s position is a renewed role across the alliance, with responsibilities across […]
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  • News » Gefco appoints Tony Gunn as head of freight forwarding

    March 31st 2017 Tony Gunn has been recruited as executive vice-president of Gefco’s freight forwarding division. He moves from his previous role at XPO Logistics as managing director of Europe and brings 25 years of experience in the logistics sector. Gefco said his role would be to strengthen profitable growth in the company’s freight forwarding activity and expand its […]
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  • News » Yusen Logistics launches TSG and renames warehouse division

    March 31st 2017 Third-party logistics provider Yusen Logistics (Americas) has set up a group to provide customised cross-border and associated consolidation as well as transport services between the US and Mexico. According to the company, the Transportation Solutions Group (TSG) will focus on three areas. The first is the provision of “specialised and niche” transport services such as […]
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