Bruno Sidler has stood down from his role as chief operating officer at Ceva Logistics and is moving to a new COO position in February next year at market expansion services group DKSH, which focuses on the consumer goods, healthcare, performance materials and technology sectors in Asia.

“DKSH will benefit from Bruno Sidler’s decades of specialist expertise and from his outstanding competence in the logistics industry,” said Dr Joerg Wolle, DKSH president and CEO. “This applies specifically to the interfaces between DKSH’s business model, which is focused on sales and marketing, and the capillary distribution of products throughout the Asia region, but generally also in the sector of business services industry, and as an outsourcing partner for multinational and medium-sized manufacturers. Bruno Sidler’s long and extensive experience in Asia, coupled with his Swiss roots, makes him predestined to be an ideal complement and asset for our Group Management team.”

Until a permanent replacement is found for Sidler, the interim COO will be Ceva’s global head of Oceanfreight, Dominik Tichelkamp.

Sidler’s departure follows the equally sudden departure of Ceva’s CEO John Patullo last month (read more here). 

Toby Grey has stepped down from his position as managing director of TNT in Brazil to be replaced by Ignacio Garat, managing director of Spain and Portugal for TNT Express.

Grey, who will remain in Brazil to ensure a smooth handover, has been in the role for nearly two years and was brought in specifically as a turnaround specialist to help stabilise the Brazil unit, according to the company. 

He was tasked with strengthening the division’s profitability and increasing its market reach in the region, while implementing new automated sortation technology.

“Brazil now needs an MD with specific business development experience, which is what Ignacio Garat brings,” said a spokesperson for TNT. 

Garat has been with TNT since 1996 in a range of managerial roles. He was made managing director of Spain and Portugal in June 2008 and before that worked in a variety of roles for Ford in Spain.

Detlef Trefzger, DB Schenker’s member of the Board for Contract Logistics/SCM, who also had responsibility for Air and Ocean services, has resigned from his position and will be leaving the company at the end of February next year.

The company’s chairman and CEO Thomas Leib has taken over his responsibilities until a replacement is found, which means he will be back in charge of Air and Ocean for the interim period. Leib handed over control of the sector to Trefzger back in April this year.

“Dr Trefzger left at his own request and by amicable agreement,” said a spokesperson for the company. “DB Schenker is grateful for his extraordinary commitment and wishes him all the best in his professional and personal future.”

Logistics and transport provider Norbert Dentressangle has announced the appointment of two new Executive Board members: former managing director of Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK, Malcolm Wilson as managing director of the Group’s Logistics Division and Luis Angel Gomez as managing director of the Transport Division.

“The new composition of the Norbert Dentressangle Executive Board reflects the truly international dimension of the Group,” said Norbert Dentressangle’s new CEO, Hervé Montjotin, who was appointed last month following the departure of François Bertreau. 

Malcolm Wilson successfully developed the logistics activities acquired from Christian Salvesen and integrated those obtained from TDG. “Malcolm also has major international experience, which will be invaluable for the future of our Logistics Division and the Group as a whole,” said Montjotin.

Luis Angel Gomez has been in charge of the company’s Spanish subsidiary Norbert Dentressangle Gerposa, since 2008. “He has demonstrated his qualities as a manager during exceptionally difficult market conditions on the Iberian Peninsula, by ensuring high levels of operational performance, maintaining a growth dynamic and successfully integrating several business activities, particularly with the acquisition of TDG,” said Montjotin. 

Gomez takes over the role managing director of the Transport Division from Montjotin following the latter’s appointment as CEO.