Ceva Logistics has appointed Giuseppe Chiellino as managing director for the company's business in Italy. Chiellino will be in charge of all contract logistics and freight management activities and report to Gianfranco Sgro, Ceva's president of Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Ceva has a number of automotive contracts in Italy, including those with Fiat-Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz, as well as Continental and Magneti Marelli.
Chiellino worked for Fiat before holding several senior positions in Ceva, starting his career with the company in 1998 in Brazil. In April 2007 he was appointed managing director of Ceva in Spain and was appointed managing director in Iberia in August 2008.
"I am very pleased to announce Giuseppe Chiellino's role in Italy," said Sgro. "His broad experience in the logistics sector, strong leadership and proven capability to achieve growth and profitability targets will be crucial to the further development of our business in this country. Giuseppe has done an excellent job of integrating our two business divisions in Spain and I'm certain he will be able to support the company in facing local market challenges and further consolidate our position in Italy."
Chiellino assumes the role from Carlo Rosa, who is moving to the role of EVP Marketing and Business Development for Ceva's Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Logwin has made two new appointments to its executive committee. Thomas Eisen has moved from the Logistics and Warehousing division and is now managing director of the Solutions business division which includes contract and transport services. Meanwhile, Hauke Müller moves from his position as managing director of the Air + Ocean division to take executive responsibility for the EMEA region. Müller has been responsible for Europe and the Middle East alongside his duties in Air + Ocean.
Logwin's CEO, Berndt-Michael Winter, will carry on responsibilities for the remaining areas of the Solutions division as well as the Transport and Retail Networks, and Business Processes.
Dr Antonius Wagner, CFO and deputy chairman, has taken on further responsibilities in Air + Ocean for Far East and South East Asia.
Stefan Paul has been appointed as a new member of the Kuehne + Nagel International's management board responsible for the Road Logistics business unit.
Paul previously worked for Kuehne + Nagel in various management positions from 1990 to 1997.
 "I am very pleased to welcome Mr Paul back to Kuehne + Nagel as a new member
of our Management Board," said Karl Gernandt, chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International. "The overland business is of high importance for the further strategic development of our company."
The company has just opened a new central hub in Vienna for groupage overland operations to and from Eastern Europe, which it says will expand its European roadfreight network. The hub will connect all major countries of Eastern Europe via direct lines and with over 300 weekly departures.
CEO Reinhard Lange will head the Road Logistics unit until Paul takes up his position on a date to be announced.
Hirooki Fujiwara will take over as chairman of Toyota Material Handling Europe, the warehouse equipment provider, following the retirement of Christer Högberg at the beginning of April. Fujiwara was vice chairman of the company division prior to his promotion.
Högberg has been with the company for 22 years and is credited as being  one of the architects of the Toyota material handling business.
Fujiwara joined Toyota Motor Corporation in 1981 and gained a broad overseas experience working in Indonesia, China and Europe. In 2011 he joined Toyota Industries Corporation as operating officer TICO and then in June 2011 was appointed vice chairman of TMHE, based in Sweden.
Menlo Worldwide Logistics has made two new appointments in its China division. Thomas Pan has been promoted to managing director, North Asia, for Menlo Worldwide Logistics (China) and Leong Choong Cheng has been appointed deputy managing director in Shanghai. They both will report to the division's vice president of International John Beckett. Beckett said that Menlo China's revenue increased by 23% in 2011.
"The appointments of Thomas and Leong strengthen the Menlo team as we continue to invest in people and processes in China," said Global COO, Gary Kowalski.
The appointments follow the promotions of Thomas Koh and Chuan Peng Low within the company's South Asia organisation last month. Thomas Koh is now director of Business Development, while Chuan Peng Low has been appointed director of Solutions and Information Technology.