As part of wide restructuring efforts at DHL Supply Chain (read more here), Paul Dyer, previously managing director of Automotive UK and head of Global Automotive, has taken on a new role as managing director, Automotive, Industrial, LLP (UKI). Dyer will continue to lead the automotive sectors across the EMEA region
DHL Supply Chain is merging its automotive logistics services with those supporting its existing portfolio for the industrial sector, which includes non-automotive manufacturing, construction, utilities, infrastructure and energy, amongst others.
“They are going to merge with our automotive business which covers inbound and manufacturing, aftermarket, tyres, spare parts and finished vehicles,” said Dyer.
Dyer will now concentrate on managing the amalgamated portfolio in the UK while Mike White, who is based in Germany, will take over as head of the company’s global automotive services in the role of senior vice president - Global Head Automotive Sector.
Within the new UK structure Dyer will head a team that includes Stewart Robinson, who joined the company from Nissan at the beginning of last year, and who will take up the role of managing director of DHL’s inbound manufacturing and packaging business, focusing on the main UK-based OEMs and tier one and two suppliers.
In addition, Michael Martin, who joined DHL from Ceva Logistics last year, will head the aftermarket and finished vehicle part of the company’s offering in the UK, focused mainly on tyre retailers, dealerships and some of DHL’s OEM customers. His official title is now vice president, Automotive, Industrial and LLP Business Development & New Sectors.
DHL is also bringing its end-to-end supply chain management or LLP services together which will now combine automotive and industrial, as well as consumer and healthcare verticals. DHL’s Laurie Cogger, previously DHL Supply Chain UK vice president of LLP Automotive, will head this section of the new UK structure.
“We will bring all those LLP relationships together to create some specialist teams and harness that skill set,” added Dyer.
Volkswagen Group’s head international coordination for the genuine parts logistics network, Dr Jan Utermarck, is moving to a new role as head of sales for CIS/Middle East and Africa at Volkswagen Passenger Cars, effective from the beginning of February.
In his new role, Dr Utermarck will report directly to the VW board member for sales, Christian Klingler. Utermarck succeeds Hans-Heiner Tüting, who was appointed board member for marketing, sales and service at Volkswagen de México last November.
Dr Utermarck joined company in 1996, initially taking responsibility for coordinating spare parts distribution projects. He headed operational genuine parts logistics at the master depot in Kassel from 2001 to 2003. He moved to the Group’s Škoda brand in 2004, where he headed the global genuine parts and accessories business and from 2007, took charge of the international coordination of the genuine parts launch process. He subsequently assumed responsibility for the international coordination of the Volkswagen Group’s genuine parts logistics network in 2010.
Volkswagen said it currently had no details to release regarding a replacement for Dr Utermarck in the the genuine parts logistics network.
Following the departure of Vittorio Favati at the end of last year, Ceva Logistics has appointed Inna Kuznetsova as its new chief commercial officer, effective from the 30th January.
She will head the global sales organization and join the executive board of the company.
Kuznetsova is currently vice president of marketing and sales enablement for the IBM Systems Software and ISVs, Systems and Technology Group – a position she has held for the past three years.
"I am very pleased to welcome Inna and believe she will bring strong leadership to the development of our business. Her mastery in solutions selling will help advance our integrated supply chain proposition," said John Pattullo, CEO, Ceva.
Discussing Favati’s departure after 10 years with the company a spokesman said that he made a great contribution to Ceva, both when leading the Asia Pacific region and in the global business development role.
“Vittorio has left Ceva for personal reasons and we would like to thank him for the contributions he has made,” he added.
Elsewhere at Ceva, Marco Galbusera has been appointed managing director for its operations in Iberia. Galbusera, who was previously facility management and procurement director for the Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa region, located in Milan, is responsible for managing the company’s strategy, operations and business growth in the Iberian market.
Galbusera has broad experience in the logistics and transportation sector and has worked for Ceva since 2003 when he was technical services and real estate director in Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, gaining additional responsibility for Security in 2004 and Procurement in 2006.
Meanwhile, Sheila Taylor has moved from her role as chief financial officer of the Americas at Ceva to take up a new role at Con-way subsidiary, Menlo Worldwide Logistics, as senior vice president of finance.
Taylor becomes Menlo’s top financial management executive responsible for the company’s financial reporting, systems and processes worldwide, as well as business unit accounting and regulatory financial compliance activities.
“Sheila Taylor is a respected business executive with proven expertise in financial management in logistics and transportation,” said Robert L. Bianco, Jr., president, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “Her varied experience and industry knowledge complement our leadership team and I look forward to her contributions.”
Prior to Ceva, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer for YRC Worldwide. Over a nine-year career at YRC, she also served as vice president of finance for Yellow Transportation and held a variety of other positions that included investor relations, financial planning and analysis, corporate development and regulatory reporting.
Taylor will be based at Menlo’s offices in Portland, Oregon.
Søren Skou has been appointed the new CEO of Maersk Line with effect from 16 January. He was previously CEO of Maersk Tankers and replaces Eivind Kolding who is leaving Maersk Line to become chairman of the Executive Board of Danske Bank.
“I am very pleased that Søren Skou has accepted the important task as CEO of Maersk Line,” commented Group CEO of A.P. Moller-Maersk, Nils S. Anderson. “Søren is a sharp and visionary leader with strong international leadership experience, not least within shipping. He knows container shipping very well both from the time he worked for Maersk Line but also as a member of the Group’s Executive Board where he has stayed in close touch with Maersk Line and the industry. He is quite the right man to continue the development of Maersk Line and expand our positions in the market.”
Skou first joined the company in 1983 and held a variety of positions until 1998. In addition to being CEO of Maersk Tankers since 2001, he has played an important part in the group’s executive board and headed initiatives to reduce costs in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, he led the preparation for further expansion in the new growth markets.
In order to concentrate fully on his new role Skou’s additional positions will gradually be transferred to others in the Group.