Eric Lindstrom has moved from his position as senior director of Supply Chain and Indirect Procurement at ArvinMeritor to take up a new role at automotive safety systems supplier TRW as director of Global Logistics.
He will take over the role from Phil Roberts who has been the interim director since November 2009, in addition to his role of global director, Indirect Purchasing.
Lindstrom was with ArvinMeritor in a number of roles related to supply chain and procurement from 2002, most recently responsible for the light vehicle systems supply chain and indirect procurement across 17 countries.
Prior to joining ArvinMeritor, the Michigan-based axle, brake and suspension supplier, Lindstrom was a consulting manager in Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young’s supply chain management group
David Casaroll, senior manager, Logistics – North America & South America, Helge Woebke, senior manager, Logistics – Europe & Asia, and Susan Strager, Customs Trade specialist, will all now report to Lindstrom, as will the manager of Import/Export for Mexico when they are appointed.
Meanwhile, back at ArvinMeritor, the company is setting up a new business division aimed at offering logistics services for the aftermarket and has appointed Tim Bauer as director of Business Development for the new division. Paul Nyers will join him as sales manager.
Called Meritor Aftermarket Services, the new division will involve warehousing and distribution and will target the third-party logistics market.
“We will now offer companies in the industrial and commercial vehicle markets the opportunity to leverage our recognised strengths in material planning, quality, packaging, distribution and value-added services globally,” said Joe Mejaly, president of ArvinMeritor’s Aftermarket and Trailer business.
Michael Straughan will replace Doug Dickson at Bentley Motors as board member for Manufacturing from 7 February, a role that includes directing all of the company’s manufacturing operations, including production, planning, logistics, lean operations and general plant operations.
Straughan joins Bentley from Jaguar Land Rover where he was operations director for the Halewood plant,
He also brings experience from Nissan, Volvo and LDV, having held a range of positions involved with operations, material planning and logistics, and manufacturing engineering.
Straughan has extensive experience in lean manufacturing, new product introduction and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He will report directly to the new chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, Wolfgang Dürheimer, who succeeds Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen on 1 February.
Doug Dickson will retire from the business later this year following the completion of a number of strategic projects at Bentley.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport has nominated Peter Hendy CBE, as president elect of the Institute. He will take over the role of president from Sir Moir Lockhead, OBE FCILT, on 20 May.
Peter was appointed Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL) in 2006, having previously served as TfL's managing director of Surface Transport.
Peter is a Fellow of the Institute and has been a Vice President since 2008. Until last year he was Chair of the Commission for Integrated Transport, and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Highways & Transportation.