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Christine Krathwohl has taken up a new role at Jack Cooper Holdings as managing director on the company’s Strategic Advisory Board. Krathwohl was previously executive director of logistics and supplier diversity at General Motors, a position she left in May last year amid an executive reshuffle at the carmaker.

She joins Jack Cooper – the largest provider of road-based finished vehicle transport in the US – at a time of substantial growth but also one defined by particular challenges in the finished vehicle transport sector. Financing issues, regulatory changes and driver shortages have all been cited as barriers to increasing the efficiency of the North American trucking sector.

Krathwohl will be bringing her considerable experience at GM to bear on the challenges ahead. She held a number of supply chain and purchasing roles at GM during her seven years with the company including director of supply chain operations in Europe and director of inbound logistics in North America. At GM she was an active leader in the automotive logistics sector, including speaking at industry forums and university events. She took over the role in mid-2011 following three years at GM’s Opel/Vauxhall unit.

Krathwohl’s move follows that of Riki Howard earlier this year, who joined Jack Cooper Transport from WWL.