Neovia is the new name for Caterpillar Logistics Services following its recent purchase by Platinum Equity and it also has a new CEO in Jos Opdeweegh.
Opdeweegh has extensive experience in logistics, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. His most recent position was as CEO at Americold Realty Trust, one of the world's largest owners and operators of temperature-controlled warehouses for frozen food logistics. Prior to that, he was managing director at Syncreon in Germany, which provides inbound logistics, export packing, transport and fulfilment services to the automotive and technology sectors.
“We conducted an international search for a CEO with the right experience, industry knowledge and proven leadership skills required to establish the business as a new, independent enterprise and who could drive the organisation to new levels of success,” said Bryan Kelln, president of Portfolio Operations for Platinum Equity. “Jos distinguished himself from a pool of many capable candidates by demonstrating his passion and knowledge of the business and its customers. He is the perfect fit for the company and its culture. He has an outstanding track record in and outside the industry and he shares our vision for the future of the company.”
Dr Michael Kluger has resigned from Schenker Deutschland where he was member of the Management Board responsible for Contract Logistics/SCM for Germany and the Europe Central Region. The company said Dr Kluger had done so to “pursue tasks outside of DB Schenker Logistics”. He had been in the role since 2009.
While a successor is sought to fill the role Dr Hansjoerg Rodi, CEO of Schenker Deutschland, will take on the responsibilities of the role.
"We thank Dr Kluger for his commitment and wish hiam all the best for his professional and personal future,” said Dr Rodi.
UK transport and logistics provider Bibby Distribution has appointed Nick Graham, former director of Transport UK and Ireland at Wincanton, to its board of divisional directors. According the company the appointment has been made to prepare Bibby for future growth and Graham’s first responsibilities in the new role will be to assist customers in the automotive sector.
Graham has 25 years of experience in 3PL and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He is also on the National Council of the Freight Transport Association. Prior to Wincanton he worked with Hays, Sericol, BOC Gases and Pittards.
Based at Bibby Distribution’s head offices in Duke Street, Liverpool, Graham will report directly COO, Paul Kavanagh.
Echo Global Logistics has appointed Tyler Ellison as executive vice president of Operations. He will be responsible for areas Truckload, LTL and Intermodal.
"We are very pleased to welcome Tyler to the senior leadership team,” said CEO of Echo Global Logistics, Doug Waggoner. “We are confident that his experience will provide immediate benefits to our focus on exceeding client expectations and increasing operational effectiveness throughout our company."
Prior to joining Echo Global Logistics, Ellison was group president and interim COO at Greatwide Logistics and president of Con-Way Multimodal.