Scott Mize, formerly manager of national transportation at Mazda North America Operations, has moved to take up the role of national manager of Vehicle Logistics at Glovis America following the departure of Scott Goodwin.

As reported last month, Goodwin has moved to take up a new role as director of business development and operations at The Waggoners Trucking, a North American carrier dealing in vehicle, heavy haul and flatbed transport.

Mize has worked in a managerial role for Mazda for more than 20 years and has extensive regional and field experience, including five years in the dealership end of the business.

As part of a number of executive changes at Toyota Motor Sales USA, which includes Bob Carter being promoted to senior vice president, Automotive Operations, replacing Don Esmond, there have also been moves within the logistics operations across the company.

Nancy Fein, vice president - Vehicle Supply Chain, has been appointed vice president, Customer Service – Toyota, and Dave Camden, vice president – Dealer Operations TCS, moves to the position of vice president – Service & Parts Support.

Vehicle Export Operations has been moved within the Business Strategy division at TMS, headed by Nihar Patel.

Umesh Bhanot has moved from his role as senior executive at Indian provider Adani Logistics to take up a new position as chief operating officer at a new joint venture company in India recently set up by APL Logistics and Vascor.

The new venture, called APL Logistics Vascor Automotive Private Limited (LVA) will provide a full range of services including inbound logistics, yard and claim management, rail transport and outbound logistics, including finished vehicle services (read more here).

Piet Zoutendijk is the new managing director for Europe at Penske Logistics replacing Brian Ruprich who has been serving as interim MD since February 2011. Ruprich will remain in Europe for several months to help with the leadership transition and then return to the US to take on new operational responsibilities within the company.

"Brian has done an excellent job for us in Europe and positioned us well for future growth," said Marc Althen, president of Penske Logistics. "Piet brings a wealth of logistics segment and local industry expertise to his position. We welcome him to the team."?

Zoutendijk is a veteran of the logistics industry of two decades and most recently worked as senior vice president at the Logistics Client Centre for DB Schenker, originally having worked with Bax Global Logistics before it was taken over by DB in 2006.

Alexander Goloviznin has moved on from his position as deputy general director – Port Business at Ust-Luga Company in Russia. Goloviznin was at the company for six and a half years directing the development of port, stevedoring and finished vehicle logistics activities at the port’s Yug-2 multipurpose terminal.
Prior to this he was general director of the Baltic Bunkering Company and also served as commercial director at the Sea Port of St Petersburg.

He told Automotive Logistics News that working on projects at Ust-Luga had been exciting and challenging and that he had worked with a fantastic team over during his tenure achieving things that are “almost impossible in Russia”.

A replacement for Goloviznin is yet to be announced and will depend on the new corporate structure of the group, further details of which are also yet to be announced.

Goloviznin said he was now looking for new challenges.

Brunswick Rail, one of Russia's leading private freight railcar leasing operators, has appointed Paul Ostling as its new chairman.?Ostling moves from his role as global chief operating officer at Ernst & Young and has a wealth of international business experience, combined with an extensive track record with Russian blue chip companies over the past 20 years according to the company.

He holds current positions as non-executive independent director at MTS and Uralkali. 

Vladimir Lelekov, CEO of Brunswick Rail, said: "We are delighted to welcome Paul to our Board, as he brings invaluable expertise of top-notch business practices in Russia and around the globe.  We are confident that he will make a significant contribution to the further development of Brunswick Rail while elevating our corporate governance to a new level."