Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has announced two appointments to its global executive management team in the Americas.
John Felitto has now taken on the role of president and CEO of WWL Vehicle Services Americas. Felitto, who joined the company more than 10 years ago, has been operating in this role as well as head of Commercial for Region Americas since late 2010.
Felitto will now focus on overseeing WWL’s North American supply chain management and land-based technical service operations, including a network of 21 plant- and port-based processing, storage and distribution facilities serving major automotive manufacturers.
Meanwhile, Richard Heintzelman rejoins WWL to serve as executive vice president and head of Commercial for Region Americas. Heintzelman will be responsible for leading all commercial development and customer relations activities in North and South America.
He was most recently vice president and general manager for the Middle East at American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC). Prior to that, Heintzelman spent more than eight years in Tokyo at WWL Asia serving as head of Commercial as well as president of the Region.
Peter Carlsson has been named vice president of supply chain for Tesla Motors as it prepares for the mass production of its Model S vehicle due for rollout in 2012. Carlsson, moves from NXP Semiconductors where he was responsible for the strategic and global purchasing organisation.
At Tesla, Carlsson will lead all supply chain and purchasing efforts for Tesla's future vehicles, ensuring quality, cost efficiency and timeliness of all supplies used in Tesla products said the company.
The appointment of Carlsson is one of four new appointments at Tesla. He is joined by Ravi Simhambhatla, vice president of IT and Business Applications; Greg Reichow, vice president of Powertrain Operations; and John Hillegass, vice president of Design and Retail Development.
David Jackman, formerly vice president of Automotive at Ceva Logistics, has moved to take up a new position as managing director at Bearmach, the Land Rover and Jaguar parts specialist based in Caerphilly, South Wales.
He brings with him a wealth of experience in the aftermarket world, having also previously worked as distribution director at parts supplier Unipart.
“I am really looking forward to leading Bearmach through this exciting phase in its history,” said Jackson. “Over more than 50 years, this business has built a reputation for quality and service in the Land Rover aftermarket world and has recently started offering Jaguar parts also.”
Yusen Logistics (Americas) is making changes to the management team of its Transportation Division.
John Lucas, senior vice president and general manager of Transportation, has left the company and been replaced by Mike Noone, Yusen Logistics’ executive vice president and chief operating officer, who will now head up the division alongside his existing duties. He will be supported by Mike Liantonio, vice president Operations, Alyse Lisk, vice president of Marketing & Operations Support and Adriene Bailey, vice president Yield Management.
Bailey joins Yusen Logistics effective August 8th, with prior experience at Pacer International, CSX and Southern Pacific Railroad.
In addition to managing the branch network teams, the Transportation Division’s sales organisation will now report to Mike Liantonio.
“Since the merger, we have been committed to setting Yusen Logistics on a path that will support our continued growth and expansion. The Transportation division is a key business segment for us, and we thank John for his hard work over the years in helping us prepare for the future,” said Mike Noone. “We are also very pleased to welcome Adriene to the team. She is an important part of our new management structure, and I have great confidence in this team delivering on the vision and direction that we have set for Yusen Logistics.”
Supply chain management specialist LCP Consulting has appointed Michael Tickle as principal. Tickle moves from PA Consulting, where he advised manufacturing and automotive clients on supply chain and logistics strategy and delivery. Prior to joining PA Consulting, Tickle was logistics engineering manager for Jaguar Land Rover and brings a comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing sector.
Tickle said: “I am delighted to join LCP Consulting. Its brand is not only well recognised in the sector for its industry leading thought leadership, recognising both the boardroom challenges now and in the future, but also for its close academic and research links with Cranfield. Working for the consultancy will allow me to retain my deep supply chain expertise and take this into new sectors.”