Harry Doms has left electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors where he was logistics director of EMEA and APAC to take up a new position outside the automotive industry. Roy Kimber, Tesla's senior logistics manager, has now taken over responsibility for Europe.
Doms' departure follows the news earlier in the year that Evelyn Chiang had left her role as vice president of supply chain and IT at the company, where she led procurement, material planning and logistics for all of Tesla’s products. Peter Carlsson was named vice president of supply chain in August.
Doms was also previously EMEA Logistics manager at Johnson Controls as part of a 26-year career in the logistics and shipping industries, including positions at Kuehne & Nagel, Maersk and NYK.
Ingar Skiaker will take up his new position as CEO of Höegh Autoliners from the November 1 this year following the departure of Carl-Johan Hagman who has decided to step down due to personal reasons. Hagman is relocating to his native Sweden and will join the Stena Group as well as remaining as a non-executive director at Höegh Autoliners.
Skiaker, who is currently chief operating officer, joined the company in 1981 and has most recently held positions as head of Region Americas and head of Vessel Capacity Management.
“Ingar Skiaker is extremely well qualified to take over as CEO and we are very pleased with this seamless handover,” said Leif Høegh, chairman of Höegh Autoliners. Under Ingar’s leadership Höegh Autoliners will continue to support our customers and partners and develop service offerings in line with our long tradition of market leading quality and reliability.  Being able to name a high calibre new CEO with a long track record in the company bodes well for continuity and reflects the strength of the organization.”
Diederick de Vroet has been appointed head global ocean freight activities at DB Schenker Logistics and will assume his new role on October 1. In his new position de Vroet will be responsible for a segment that saw over 1.6 million containers (TEU) safely reach their destinations throughout the world last year. The ocean freight expert has previously held management positions in the industry in Asia, and Europe.
“I am delighted that Diederick de Vroet will be joining us,” said Dr Thomas Lieb, chairman of the Management Board of Schenker AG and responsible for Global Air/Ocean Freight. “I am confident that through his support we will further expand our leading position in the growing ocean freight market.”
Jochen Thewes, who was previously in charge of ocean freight at DB Schenker Logistics, has transferred to Singapore, where he serves as regional director/CEO and is responsible for the activities of the Asia Pacific region.
Evolution Time Critical has appointed Steve Risby to the newly-created position of director - Deutschland, where he will be responsible for supporting German carmakers and suppliers. He will be based at the company's control centre in Düsseldorf with a new team to bring specialist expertise in the global supply chain.
The company said Risby’s new position is part of a move to strengthen contingency planning support for German vehicle makers as they expand in the wake of the supply chain challenges that have defined 2011.
''The types of supply chain failures we are seeing now are subtly different to those experienced pre-recession. Combine that with the rapidly changing manufacturing map and the lessons from the natural disaster that hit Northeast Japan in March and we have a significant need for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to revisit both their contingency planning and the resolution techniques they have at their disposal,'' said Risby.
Following last week’s news that Greg Lehmkuhl has taken over as president of Con-Way Freight, it has now been announced that Thomas Clark has been named executive vice president of operations.
Clark, a 26-year veteran of the company, is responsible for overall strategic planning and execution of Con-way Freight's fleet and service centre network encompassing 300 service centres and 35,000 trucks, tractors and trailers.
Clark was most recently vice president of operations, eastern area for Con-Way Freight, a position he took up in June 2005. He was previously regional manager for Con-way's New England and Florida regions, and service centre manager in Atlanta and Norcross, Ga.
Lehmkuhl took over as president of Con-Way Freight from Douglas Stotlar, Con-way president and CEO, who has served as interim president of LTL division since August 2010 when John Labrie left the company.