In a surprise development, Bo Andersson (pictured) has stepped down from his leadership roles at Yazaki in North America and Europe. As of the beginning of April, Ryosuke Yazaki has taken over the roles of president and CEO of North America, which Andersson previously held. Meanwhile, Hans Lemmens has been appointed president and CEO of Yazaki Europe.
Nicolas Maure will take over as CEO of Groupe Renault operations in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from the beginning of May this year. The role is newly created as Renault moves from appointing chairmen of different regions to assigning CEOs of brands within them. Maure will report to Groupe Renault CEO, Luca de Meo.
Trent Broberg is taking over as CEO of vehicle logistics provider Acertus, replacing William Billiter, who will remain on the management board. Billiter co-founded the company with Scott Naz in 2010 when the company was called MetroGistics. Broberg stepped into the role as of Monday this week (March 22).
From this month, Volvo Cars has appointed Kerstin Enochsson the global head of its Procurement division and Martin Corner head of its new Supply Chain Management organisation, which combines operations planning and logistics for inbound parts, outbound finished vehicles and aftersales.
Craig Jasienski has stepped down as president and CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen. The Norwegian shipping and logistics provider said its board had agreed with Jasienski to end his employment on Monday (March 8) and extended its gratitude for his work in various positions at the company over more than 30 years.
As part of wider organisational changes at Mazda North America Operations (MNAO), Tom Donnelly is taking on additional responsibilities to his role as senior vice-president of retail operations. Yoji Nukina will lead vehicle distribution.
Experts from Mahindra, Hyundai Glovis and the tier supply chain say that the crisis highlights opportunities for new logistics services and a re-evaluation of partnerships across automotive logistics in North America and beyond.
Organisational changes at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics mean Peter Hüwel has become the new regional CEO for North America, replacing Steen Christensen, while Martin Eberle will take over as chief financial officer (CFO) this coming spring, replacing Michael Noth.
Following the completion of the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Groupe PSA into the newly formed Stellantis earlier this month, the company has appointed its top executive team, with Michelle Wen taking the lead role for purchasing and supply chain.
Inform has announced changes to its management structure with the appointment of four co-CEOs to join Adrian Weiler, who has been CEO at the optimisation software specialist since 1986 and continues to lead the company.
Marvin Cooke has moved to become executive vice president of manufacturing at Toyota Motor Europe (TME). He will oversee the operations of all Toyota plants across Europe, overseeing the Toyota Production System, including logistics, production control and production engineering.
Dorothea von Boxberg will be taking over as CEO and chairwoman of Lufthansa Cargo on March 1 this year. She will move from her current role as chief commercial officer (COO) at the airfreight subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa and replace Peter Gerber, who is moving to become CEO of Brussels Airlines.
Christian Friedl is moving from Porsche to become director of Seat’s Martorell plant in Spain, starting from January 1. He replaces Rainer Fessel, who is moving to take over the management of the VW factory in Wolfsburg.