Francesca Gamboni has moved from her position as inbound logistics operations general manager at the Renault Nissan Alliance and taken up a new position as director of logistics parts and accessories at Renault.
Gamboni holds a Doctorate in Industrial Technologies Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in Italy. Following management positions within manufacturing and supply chain in a range of different industries and consulting firms she joined Renault in 2007 as the person responsible for logistics in the Euromed region. She was appointed inbound logistics operations general manager in June 2008 and then Alliance Renault-Nissan Europe inbound operations general manager in October 2009.
Paola Petrone is moving from her position managing director at Fiat’s subsidiary road haulier, i-Fast, to become the carmaker’s supply chain director, replacing Diego Pistone. Petrone, who was also previously worldwide vehicle distribution director, has a wide range of experience in logistics and distribution having worked at TrenItalia, Roland Berger and Siemens
As part of a series of organisational changes at PSA Peugeot-Citroën being introduced in September, Denis Martin will be heading a new Industrial Operations Department tasked with directing the French carmaker’s global supply chain as well as manufacturing operations and industrial relations in Europe.
Steve Hoffman has taken up a new position as vice president, key account development – industrial at Kuehne + Nagel having moved from his position as senior vice president, global director – automotive at Panalpina last year.
The new role is a move away from automotive and Hoffman will now work on the development of Kuehne + Nagel’s existing industrial sector customers in North America as well as acquiring new industrial clients. His counterpart in automotive at the company is Jim O’Farrel. As reported in an earlier executive moves update this year, Alan Votaw has taken over Hoffman's responsibilities at Panalpina. 
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) has appointed Donna Cresswell as chief operating officer. Her appointment will involve responsibility for running the day-to-day operations of the Institute and developing commercial opportunities, freeing chief executive Steve Agg to develop wider external CILT policy and profile matters according to the company.
Logwin is keeping Helmut Kaspers, as chief operating officer at its Air + Ocean business segment and as a member of its Executive Committee until 31 March 2014.
"We are delighted that Helmut Kaspers will continue to pursue our ambitious goals at Air + Ocean", said Berndt-Michael Winter, chairman of the Board of Directors at Logwin. "Helmut Kaspers is working very successfully. We are very well positioned in the market with our sea and air freight activities, and the systematic, customer-focused expansion of our global network is making progress."
Kaspers joined the Logwin Group in 2006 after training and jobs with various large logistics companies with assignments in the US, Singapore and Germany. He was appointed to the Executive Committee of Logwin AG in 2007, assuming responsibility for the business segment Air + Ocean as COO.
Benno Hüsken has been appointed CEO of high and heavy trailer maker Nooteboom Group. He takes over from Marc de Leeuw who has been in the role for eight years but is leaving the company for “a new challenge”.
According to Nooteboom, under de Leeuw’s leadership the company has seen rapid growth and during difficult market conditions over the last couple of years he has reorganised the company to put it in a secure operating position for the future.
Hüsken, who is already a delegate member of the Nooteboom board, has industry experience having worked at companies including DAF and in the automotive supply chain more widely.