Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA) has appointed Kazuhiro Miyauchi its executive vice president of purchasing, production control and logistics control. He moves from Toyota Motor Corporation’s purchasing project management and unit parts division but will retain his position there as managing officer in addition to his new responsibilities.
His predecessor Atsushi Kume had a slightly different role as senior vice president of TEMA Purchasing. He has now been assigned to Toyota Motor Corporation. Miyauchi will oversee three divisions.
Miyauchi joined TMC in 1980 and has held a series of positions at the company, including two years as general manager of project planning & management division.
In 2003, he joined TEMA as vice president of production control and corporate strategy, responsible for production planning, new model management, logistics, service parts and production control-related systems. He was also responsible for annual and long-term business planning, strategic production planning, internal and external benchmarking, as well as productivity analysis.
Jim Moore has moved to a new position within Ryder’s Supply Chain Solutions business division and is now vice president of Solutions and Execution Standards. He will be responsible for overseeing Ryder’s Supply Chain Excellence organisation, including engineering, quality assurance, programme management and lean six sigma functional teams that support new and existing customers.
Moore was previously vice president of Sales for the Automotive, Aerospace and Industrial vertical group within SCS, responsible for the growth of major automotive accounts and other large SCS customers.  
“Jim is a proven performer who has made many contributions to the progress of the SCS business since first joining Ryder in 2004,” said the company in a statement. “We look forward to Jim’s expertise and innovation in leading the people, processes, design and applications to support our customers and operations team.”
Gefco has appointed Bertrand De Techtermann as Automotive director for its UK division.
Reporting to Gefco UK’s managing director, Alain Vignon, De Techtermann will assume responsibility for the automotive logistics of new and used vehicles across Gefco’s four automotive centres in the UK: Corby, Sandtoft, Sheerness and the recently opened Portbury facility.
He will oversee pre-delivery inspection operations, technical vehicle enhancements and refurbishments, as well as the storage and vehicle transport.
“As we celebrate 30 years of operations in the UK and continue to expand our business, with the opening of our new site in Portbury, it is fantastic to bring on board new talent to allow us to develop our automotive offer further in the UK,” said Vignon.
“Gefco is committed to achieving operational excellence, which combined with Bertrand’s extensive experience in automotive logistics, will help us deliver innovative new services to the motor industry as a whole,” he added.
De Techtermann has 10 years of experience at the Gefco group and joins the UK operation from Gefco Slovakia, where he held the position of automotive manager and was responsible for PSA Key Account Management, providing inbound, outbound and logistics solutions.
Rory Anne Hepner has moved to the position of general manager, vehicle logistics and distribution, at Mercedes-Benz USA replacing Andrew Gillman who has moved to become general manager, Northeast Region. In her new role Hepner will manage retail vehicle distribution, import and logistics, distribution systems allocation and ordering, as well as the vehicle preparation centres in Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Brunswick.
She started her career at MBUSA as corporate counsel and then joined MBUSA's field organization as a regional franchise development manager in San Francisco and as a market manager in the Los Angeles region.
Additionally, Hepner held management positions in national network development and was most recently department manager of sales and field operations.
Ceva Logistics has appointed Piotr Zborowski as senior vice president of Eastern Europe.  Zborowski has over 15 years experience in the logistics industry, joining Ceva in 2008 to look after Freight Management in Poland, before becoming country manager in 2010.  
In his new position, he will play a key role in the further development of Ceva’s business and Operations Excellence programme in the Eastern European countries of Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.  
Prior to joining CEVA, Zborowski worked for leading logistics companies in a variety of management roles.
“We are delighted to have Piotr leading our business in Eastern Europe,” said Coen van der Maarel, Ceva’s executive vice president of Central and Eastern Europe. “With his strong knowledge of Ceva and the industry, we are confident that he will play a key role in further developing our integrated offering for customers in this in evolving market.”