Anna Vorobjeva has moved from her position as logistics director for MAN Avtomobili Rossiya to a new position as head of logistics department for DAF Trucks Rus.
DAF opened its own marketing and sales office in Moscow in May last year to further its growth in the Russian market and further expansion of the DAF dealer network. In December, parent company PACCAR also opened a Parts Distribution Centre near Moscow to support Kenworth and DAF truck customers in Russia.
Vorobjeva said her responsibility is now for structuring the whole logistics chain for DAF trucks in Russia, including import, customs and domestic distribution.
International automotive supplier Continental has appointed Jürgen Braunstetter to head its newly-created central function Supply Chain Management, Automotive.
Braunstetter takes on the overall management of the supply chain for Continental's three automotive divisions, which involves coordination with the purchasing, quality and information technology departments. The company said the new central function will increase flexibility in the supply chain and allow for a faster response to market shifts.
Before joining Continental in 2011, Braunstetter was responsible for the areas Logistics, Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) and Purchasing at Behr.
Till Scheer has have moved from his position as network planning director at Volkswagen in Hong Kong to take up a new role at VW-owned Bentley as regional director Greater China.
Scheer was responsible for importer operations for both VW and Bugatti brands in Hong Kong but will now lead the growth of Bentley and Bugatti brands in China. The company reported that in 2011 Bentley sales virtually doubled there with 1839 cars sold.
Elsewhere at Bentley, Guillaume Chabin has joined the company as regional director, Europe. Chabin moves over from Lotus where he was responsible for the company's worldwide sales, aftersales and retail development operations. In Europe, Bentley sales increased by over a half last year.
Transport and supply chain management provider Ryder System has promoted Robert E. Sanchez to the position of president and chief operating officer where he will be responsible for the general management of all business operations of Ryder's Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) divisions. Sanchez will continue to report to Ryder chairman and CEO Gregory Swienton.
Sanchez served most recently as president of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Ryder's largest business segment, and has been a member of the company's Executive Leadership Team since 2003. Over the course of an 18-year Ryder career, he has held a broad range of leadership positions for the corporation.
"We have had a long-standing commitment to management development at all levels of our organisation," said Swienton. "This includes providing leadership opportunities in positions that broaden our team's capabilities through rotational assignments as well as providing roles of increasing responsibility that contribute to the long-term progress and stability of our company. This appointment is another example of that commitment and one that has been well-earned by Mr Sanchez. Because of his breadth of assignments and performance over the years, Robert is ideally suited for this position."
K-Line's managing executive officer Mamoru Mori is to assume a new role as managing director of both K-Line (China) and K-Line (Hong Kong). He will also take over the vice presidency of K-Line Logistics. Mori will take over his new responsibilities at the beginning of July this year according to the company.