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    News » Ford names new leaders amid shake-up

    April 16th 2019 Joe Hinrichs will become Ford’s president, automotive, from May 1, as one of a series of top management changes the company is making during its ongoing, worldwide reorganisation. Hinrichs has served the OEM for 19 years, most recently leading its global operations.  “Joe Hinrichs possesses the knowledge, experience and leadership to now take our automotive business to world-class […]
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    News » Floridia to head Gefco’s Innovation Factory

    April 15th 2019 Logistics provider Gefco has appointed Valérie Floridia (pictured) as director of the company’s Innovation Factory. Launched last year, the internal incubator offers employees worldwide an opportunity to propose and develop innovative ideas to help drive the group’s growth. As director Floridia will be responsible for encouraging new ideas and helping convert them into fully operational […]
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    Intelligence » Heading to the pool

    April 12th 2019 Ford has been transforming its approach to packaging over the last five years under the direction of its chief engineer for material flow and packaging engineering, Kuly Malka. Malka is responsible for all of the OEM’s packaging and container management in Europe and South Africa. He instigated Ford’s first global returnable packaging system and is […]
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    News » Dudek replaces Fondevilla at Ceva Logistics

    April 10th 2019 Antonio Fondevilla Martinez (pictured), has left Ceva Logistics to take up a new role as chief commercial officer at Spanish logistics provider Grupo Sesé. Dave Dudek has taken over his role as executive vice-president of the global automotive and tyre sector. Dudek has been with Ceva for ten years, most recently as head of staff […]
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    News » Dyson appoints Charker as head of automotive logistics

    April 10th 2019 Simon Charker has moved to a new role at Dyson as head of logistics, automotive. He was previously senior manager, EV supply chain landscape and has been with the company for three years. Charker has been managing the supply chain in support of the domestic appliance manufacturer’s plans to enter the automotive industry with a […]
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    News » VW reshuffles top managers in components operations

    April 1st 2019 Heiner Lanze (pictured) has taken over as head of procurement at VW’s newly independent business unit, Volkswagen Group Components. Most recently, Lanze was responsible for procurement at Volkswagen do Brasil and the South America region. Before that, he was vice-president of procurement at Scania in Brazil. His career in the VW group has included spells […]
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    News » Little takes over as MD at Evolution Time Critical

    March 20th 2019 Graham Little (pictured) has taken over as MD at emergency logistics provider Evolution Time Critical, replacing Brad Brennan, who is moving to join a newly-formed advisory board set up by Evolution’s parent company, Metro Supply Chain Group, on April 1. The Canadian third-party logistics provider acquired Evolution Time Critical back in 2016 to expand its […]
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    News » Basset takes helm at PSA Retail

    March 13th 2019 Eric Basset became director of PSA Retail on March 11, taking charge of PSA Retail SAS, which manages the group’s car distribution assets in France. The business operates 138 sales outlets in France’s largest cities, marketing the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Opel brands. It has nearly 5,000 employees dealing with new and used vehicle […]
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    News » Board directors reshuffled at Kuehne + Nagel

    March 5th 2019 Swiss logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel International has announced that directors Hans Lerch and Juergen Fitschen are to step down in May, after 14 and 11 years on the board respectively. A new face, David Kamenetzky, will be proposed for election to the board at the firm’s annual general meeting on May 7. Kamenetzky is […]
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    News » Mues new COO at Imperial Logistics

    February 25th 2019 South Africa’s Imperial Logistics International has appointed Jürgen Mues from Swiss Railways as chief operating officer (COO) starting on March 15th. Imperial has strong operations with “unparalleled capabilities and track records” in their own fields, but few of them exploit their potential across all available locations, said CEO Hakan Bicil. “In order to realise Imperial […]
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