Anthony Clevio, until recently operations manager at General Motors North America and Intercontinental Logistics, has moved on to another position at the carmaker as book manager within the Order Fulfillment organisation, part of Sales, Service & Marketing at GM. Here he will be responsible for order management, including forecasting, scheduling and sequencing order.
Clevio joined GM in 2006 as operations supervisor, moving over from Vector SCM where he was senior logistics manager when GM bought the supply chain and logistics provider in the same year.
Meanwhile, at GM’s Europe division, Vauxhall has named Andy Robson as its aftersales director, GM UK. Robson will take up the position at the beginning of December, while retaining his current responsibilities as retail network development director until further notice. He will report directly to Vauxhall's chairman and managing director, Duncan Aldred, as well as Opel/Vauxhall's executive director of Aftersales, Markus Sternberg.
Robson has worked at Vauxhall for 26 years and has held a variety of positions since then in both sales and marketing.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for me to oversee Vauxhall's Aftersales network during an important time in the company's history,” said Robson. “We have an impressive product portfolio and an exciting list of new developments on the horizon.”
John Bowker has moved from VW Group’s Skoda division to head up a new position at Audi in the UK as head of Service and Parts Operations. The move follows a reorganisation at Audi designed to expand its sales, service and fleet management.
The previous position – head of Aftersales and Service – has now been replaced by two more distinct roles: the one now taken by Bowker and the additional role of head of Customer Quality and Network Development. Jason Cranswick takes up the latter position, moving from Seat UK Franchise Operations.
Paul Sansom, who held the position of head of Aftersales and Service, has taken up a new role as head of Sales, while sales operations manager Andy Williams takes up the newly created role of head of Vehicle Planning.
In addition, James Douglas joins Audi UK from Nissan Motor GB as head of Fleet Sales
"Fundamentally, the changes we have made will help us to intensify our focus on customer satisfaction, and to sustain and better coordinate that increased focus,” explained, director of Audi UK, Martin Sander. “Our new appointments and the enhanced structure they have helped to form are also vital components of our strategic plan to become the leading premium brand in the UK."??
Konrad Kurz, head of terminal and inland services for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' Europe region, has been appointed chairman of the German Association for Finished Vehicle Logistics (AML), a subdivision of the German Association of Forwarding and Logistics (DSLV).
Kurz, replaces Konrad Lehner, cofounder of the AML, who has resigned from the role of chairman after 12 years.
At a meeting of the AML in Zweibrücken Kurz paid tribute to Lehner stating that without him the organization would not be in the good shape it now was.
Kurz, who has already been involved with the AML for ten years, will be supported in the new role by deputies Jörg Mosolf (of Horst Mosolf) and Ernst Frankenbach (Frankenbach Automobil Logistik).
Prior to his current role with WWL Kurz was managing director of the logistics and transport provider’s business in Germany, as well as its subsidiaries in Poland and Spain. He also served as director of transport at Walon ATB during the 1990s.
GKN Freight Services has appointed Christopher Worley as its global product manager - Air and Ocean Freight, within the Commercial division. He will report to Mark Pycroft, commercial director.
Worley moves over from UK freight forwarder, Newbreed Freight, where he was operations manager responsible for air, road and sea operations, Prior to this he was with Panalpina World Transport as area head of LCL and assistant area head of ocean freight.