Michael Noone has left APL and takes up a new position this week as chief operations officer at NYK Logistics (Americas).
Noone held a number of senior positions at APL’s Logistics and Liner businesses, most recently as vice president and managing director, Eastern Region.He brings with him more than 25 years of logistics and transportation experience in international trade.
“I’m personally really excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead as well as working for NYK, who have a great history and reputation in the industry. NYK and Yusen are strong brands, so being here to launch Yusen Logistics and show our customers what we are capable of, and how we will differentiate ourselves in the market place is something we are all looking forward to. As Yusen Logistics we’ll be able to deliver more value to our customers as we move towards becoming a truly global supply chain integrator.”
NYK started the integration of its contract logistics division NYK Logistics with its airfreight forwarding business Yusen Air & Sea Service in October last year, beginning with operations in Japan. The move, which is being gradually rolled to include operations in Europe from April this year and then the Americas will bring into being the new company, known asYusen Logistics, by the end of March 2012 (See the next edition of Automotive Logistics magazine for a full report on the new company).
Kazuo Ishizuka, president and CEO of NYK Logistics (Americas), said of Noone’s appointment: “We are delighted to have Michael join our Group and this comes at the perfect time as we make the transition from NYK Logistics to Yusen Logistics. Michael is a very experienced executive in the transportation industry, and we know Michael will be a great asset to the leadership team.”
David Kaplan, has moved from his position as sales director at Comprehensive Logistics to take up a new role as senior director, inbound logistics sales at Vascor.
Kaplan has more than 30 years of supply chain management experience. Prior to his role at Comprehensive he spent more than 10 years with Penske Logistics as a strategic account executive before which he had sales and operational roles with Leaseway Logistics, which was ultimately purchased by Penske in 1995.
Kaplan will now be responsible for developing new customer relationships for Vascor to expand its inbound logistics footprint into additional automotive OEMs and suppliers.
Pallet and container pooling provider Chep has appointed Dr Juan Jose Freijo to the new post of director, Sustainability, Chep Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).
Dr Freijo will lead a team focusing on the delivery of sustainable solutions and products to the company’s customers and will tackle continued energy efficiency, sustainable sourcing and emissions reduction programmes.
"Juan Jose has responsibility for building and implementing our sustainability vision across the EMEA region. He brings a vast amount of experience to this role, coupled with a real passion to help Chep become recognised as a leading green brand providing the best environmental supply chain solutions. Given our unique insight into the supply chain sector, we are in a strong position to identify significant transportation synergies for our customers."
Commenting on his new role, Dr Freijo said: "Thanks to the inherent sustainability of our pallet pooling model and our extensive network, Chep's sustainability credentials offer a real difference in the market compared with single-use white wood pallets and other pooling companies. I am really excited about some of the initiatives we already have underway."
Dr Freijo joined Chep in 2005 as a manager in Central Planning and Logistics. Recently, he has been working as part of its Supply Chain team, leading the sustainability agenda for EMEA. Prior to joining Chep, he held senior posts at Deloitte and Lucent Technologies.