Vicki Streukens is moving from her position as General Motors' director of vehicle logistics for North America to take up a new role as director of logistics, customer care and aftersales at the carmaker.
Streukens has been director of vehicle logistics since 2006 having previously served in a variety of roles, including at GM's service parts operations as supervisor of plant operations, senior project engineer, superintendent of materials, and director of logistics and distribution. In 2005 she transferred to GM global supply chain as director of planning, and then director of intercontinental logistics.
A replacement for Streukens as head of vehicle logistics is yet to be announced.
As part of a number of organisational changes at Toyota's North American operations taking effect this month, Steve St Angelo, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (TEMA), will now oversee all North American manufacturing, production engineering, production control, as well as parts and vehicle logistics.
His colleague Kazuhiro Miyauchi, also an executive vice president TEMA, will now oversee all North American purchasing and parts localisation.
North American freight transport and global LSP, Pacer International, has announced the addition of Al Benki as senior vice president, International Logistics - Asia and Europe Operations.
Pacer said Benki brings a proven track record and extensive experience in international transport and logistics. "Mr Benki's broad based geographical and product experience will help enhance Pacer's ability to grow its customer base in the Europe and Asia markets," said the company in a statement.
Benki was most recently the senior vice president, Global Ocean Freight for OHL International. He also served in the role of senior vice president, Hong Kong & South China where he was responsible for the profitability of the Hong Kong and South China regions as well as for operational and agency initiatives. Prior to his tenure with OHL, heworked for Exel, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Fritz Companies and OOCL in various capacities in domestic and international leadership roles.
The latest addition follows last month's appointment of Bob Noonan as executive vice president of International Logistics.
GKN Freight Services have appointed Frederic Zioua to the position of business unit manager, France. Zioua has over 20 years of experience in European logistics across a range of areas including freight forwarding, multi-site operations, projects, DC management, fleet, procurement and tender management.
He has previously held a logistic leadership role for Trane Air Conditioning EMAIR as well as a management team position for Edwards Logistics, an American Standard company.
In his new role Zioua will be responsible for all of GKN Freight Services' French operations, which include European road freight and global sea and airfreight operations, and will be based at the group's French hub, in Changé, near Le Mans.
Stena Line Freight has appointed Björn Petrusson as group freight director. Petrusson was previously president of trading company Elof Hansson Trade and has held a number of senior positions in international shipping and logistics, including managing director of DFDS Tor Line in Sweden and Belgium, supply chain director at Bulten Automotive and as CEO of Ewals Cargo in Scandinavia.
"It is very gratifying that we have succeeded in recruiting Björn who, with his expertise and experience of the industry, is the right person to develop our freight business," said Gunnar Blomdahl, CEO of Stena Line.