Julie Krehbiel has resigned as vice president and general manager – Automotive, from US rail provider Union Pacific. The company said she had left for “personal reasons”. No further details were made available.
Krehbiel has been replaced by Linda Brandl, who moves from her position as vice president of the National Customer Service Center (NCSC). Brandl has been with Union Pacific for 22 years.
Beth Whited, assistant vice president of Union Pacific Distribution Services, will now move into the role vacated by Brandl, while Brad Thrasher succeeds Whited, moving from his role as assistant vice president of the company’s Streamline subsidiary.
Nissan Americas has appointed Walter Burchfield as director, Business Planning, Parts & Service. He will oversee future product and programme development, strategy, organisational development, along with financial controls, for the company’s aftersales business. He will report to John Spoon, vice president, Parts & Service.
Burchfield came to Nissan in 2007 after nearly 20 years at General Motors, where his responsibilities included sales and marketing, as well as assignments with the company’s captive finance arm, GMAC.
Burchfield moves from his position as regional vice president, Midwest region, Nissan Sales Division and will be replaced there by Richard Latek.
Yusen Logistics (Americas) has announced that Doug Granger will join the company as director of Capacity Procurement and Intermodal Equipment Management.  
Granger will be responsible for enhancing the company’s capacity procurement process across multiple service lines. These will include Over the Road, Dray and Intermodal Equipment, LTL, Air and Small Package.
“Doug’s energy, creative ideas toward network analysis, strategic carrier approach and strong understanding of the market, even during these rapidly changing times, will have a positive impact on the organisation,” noted Mike Liantonio, vice president of Operations.

Before joining Yusen Logistics, Granger spent five years as the director of Global Sourcing for Penske Logistics.  He has also held positions with The Hub Group and Eastman Chemical.  

Freight forwarding company Panalpina has appointed a head of Automotive for its India business division. Vikas Arora, joins the Panalpina India in the new role from Damco and will be based in Pune.
Panalpina India has also recently opened a new office in Ahmedabad in Gujurat state.
“With the new office we are continuing to expand our reach in India and to explore opportunities made possible by moving inland. Staying close to our customers allows us to strengthen our service offering and enhance our market position,” said Rene Wernli, area managing director, Panalpina India.
Elsewhere in India, Markus Laub will leave his position as general manager Business Development and Sales at Mosolf India Logistics to take up a new position at Porsche Consulting from the beginning of July.
Laub was in the role from the beginning of the company’s business in India which started three years ago and has been with the Mosolf Group for a total of four and half years.
His successor is Marek Kosovic.
Wolfgang Göbel, director of Sales, Marketing and Logistics at parent company Horst Mosolf, said: "As MIL is growing, we have decided to develop the organisation as well. Marek Kosovic is responsible for sales and business development as general manager. Vivek Sharma, joining from Mahindra and Mahindra Logistics, has already started as general manager, Operations. Amit Singh will remain CEO and I will remain chairman of the board as before, and in addition take the managing director role. So for the future growth of MIL, all is prepared."
Emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has promoted Graham Little to the role of European sales manager. Little’s intimate knowledge of automotive supply chains means that he is able to work with new and existing clients at a very early stage of their planning process to ensure that they have robust solutions to supply chain issues in place. 
"Graham’s appointment as European sales manager is important in enabling Evolution Time Critical to work deeper in the supply chain and at an earlier stage" says Brad Brennan, managing director Evolution Time Critical. "It is important that we have the correct people in place to ensure our customers can continue to run lean supply chains with confidence. Graham is experienced, knowledgeable and a skilled communicator. He has presented papers at European conferences for the last two years and I am sure that his knowledge and natural aptitude will prove to be a real asset for our customers. This is an exciting time for the company and Graham will have a key role to play in our continued development."
Little will now be responsible for introducing new customers and developing relationships with existing clients worldwide.