The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) is looking for a new executive director with the announcement this week that Mark Morgan (pictured) will be leaving the association at the end of March. Morgan, who has been in the position since August 2006, is returning to the UK for family reasons and will take up a new position to be announced in the near future. “I will be keeping a foot in the sector, which I am delighted about, and will announce as soon as possible where I will be going,” he told Automotive Logistics News.
Talking about his time at the association Morgan said: “I think we have achieved a lot in the last three years at ECG. We’ve made it into an extremely professional platform for the sector. A lot of it is down to the huge commitment made by its presidents and vice presidents of the board, who are very actively involved, as well as the very committed staff in the Brussels office. But also it depends on the active participation of the members who are passionate about this sector, something which has made the job very exciting.”
Meanwhile, Morgan’s old colleague and former head of the ECG, Frits Mehrtens, has left his position as business development director at logistics software provider GreenCat BV and has taken up a new position as marketing director, automotive at dry bulk and ro-ro transport provider Cobelfret based in Wilrijk, near Antwerp in Belgium.
Mehrtens’ new role will include global marketing and promotion of Cobelfret’s integrated automotive logistics offering across Europe including terminal operations, short-sea shipments, and inland rail and river distribution of vehicles.
At Ceva Logistics the year has also begun with some changes at management level. Bruno Sidler has moved from his role as president, Northern Europe and is now chief operating officer for the group. 
Greg Weigel replaces Sidler as president, Northern Europe from his role as executive vice president, freight management, North America and group strategy director.
Meanwhile, Matt Ryan has moved from his role of chief operating officer and has been appointed president Americas, replacing Joe Bento who is now executive vice president, business development Americas, allowing him to concentrate all his efforts on developing and growing the Americas business according to the company.
“These changes have been driven by the ongoing desire of the business to drive sales momentum in the marketplace in 2010 and to fully utilize all the skills and capabilities of the executive team,” said a Ceva spokesperson.