Renault has announced that as from 1 December 2010, executive vice president for Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Michel Gornet, will retire and be succeeded by Gerard Leclercq, currently senior vice president, Human Resources. Leclercq will join the Renault Executive Committee and report to Patrick Pélata, chief operating officer.
Gornet was executive vice president, Manufacturing and Logistics prior to the role from which he is now retiring.
In addition, from the beginning of October Bruno Ancelin, alliance managing director for Global Sourcing, will also take on the duties of managing director for Russia and leader of Eurasia Region. The new role follows the retirement of Christian Esteve.
Nathan Porter has been promoted to global commodity manager at General Motors, responsible for purchasing for all seat components globally. He was most recently manager for North American and intercontinental logistics operations. He is replaced by Anthony Clevio, who was most recently operations supervisor. Both Porter and Clevio have considerable experience at GM’s supply chain and logistics activities, including positions at Vector SCM, GM’s former spinoff logistics company.
Meanwhile, Don Asdell has moved from his position as logistics supervisor for western field operations at GM to take up a new position as senior vice president and chief operating officer at Global Auto Processing Services (GAPS), the vehicle processor based at California’s port of Hueneme.
Con-way Freight’s president John Labrie has left the LTL division of Con-Way Inc. to pursue other interests and has been replaced by Douglas Stotlar, president and CEO of the parent company for an interim period of between six and 12 months.
Under Stotlar’s leadership during that time Con-way Freight will “focus exclusively on increasing profitability through yield improvement, cost reduction and operating discipline” according to the company, a priority explained by the fact that in the second quarter this year Con-way's net income slipped from $31.5m to $13.9m down on the same quarter in 2009.
Duncan Eyre has been appointed to the new role of comercial director at the UK Transport Services division of Norbert Dentressangle. Eyre has been with the company for six years and will now head a new business development team to support the continued expansion of the ND's shared-user network services, including palletised distribution. Further appointments will be announced over the coming months. Based at the company's Northampton headquarters, Eyre will report to Steve MacDonald, managing director of Norbert Dentressangle Transport Services. He has a broad base of operational expertise across a range of industry sectors including at Exel Logistics where he worked on automotive operations amongst other responsibilities.
Dominik Tichelkamp has been appointed global head of Ceva Logistics’Oceanfreight business and will assume responsibilities in early 2011 leading all Ocean activity across the company.
Tichelkamp brings with him extensive business and management expertise in the logistics industry. He started his career in the shipping industry in Northern Germany, followed by 15 years within the VW Group where he held various positions within VW's transport and logistics division including assignments to Mexico and Hungary. In his last position he acted as chief product and procurement officer for Panalpina.
"We are pleased to be welcoming Dominik Tichelkamp on board," said John Pattullo, CEO at Ceva. "He brings withheim a wealth of experience in hte logistics arena, and ocean in particular, and will be well placed to support our continued focus on growth in this key sector."