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.
BMW’s project leader for logistics innovations and industry 4.0, Marco Prueglmeier, has left the carmaker to found an innovation consultancy called i2Market. The aim of the company is to provide industry with software development, robotics, automated warehousing, artificial intelligence and simulation.
Volkswagen’s Thomas Zernechel is retiring at the end of 2020 after 16 years as head of VW Group Logistics. He will be replaced on January 1 next year by Simon Motter, previously head of supply chain at Audi’s Ingolstadt plant, who joined VW Group Logistics at the beginning of November in preparation for the new role.
Vittorio Battaglia has been appointed president of Gefco France and given a place on the logistics provider’s executive committee. He replaces Emmanuel Delachambre, who has moved to become general manager of Hertz France.
Sergio Gutierrez has been promoted to global co-CEO at freight and finished vehicle delivery company RPM Freight Systems. He also retains his position as president of RPM Europe, a role he has held since August 2019.
In an exclusive fireside chat at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Bo Andersson details Yazaki’s objectives in reducing lineside disruptions at its plants, improving supply visibility and moving away from ‘build-to-print’ models as the tier 1 aims to capture more value-added production and services.
Hear how senior executives from Volkswagen Group, FCA, Visteon and Gefco have adapted strategies, processes and communication to support manufacturing and logistics operations and teams during the crisis.
Wayne Griffiths is taking over as CEO of Spanish carmaker Seat, while Herbert Steiner has been named the new vice-president for production and logistics. Griffiths replaces Luca de Meo, who left earlier this year to head up Renault. Griffiths has been the CEO of Seat’s performance brand Cupra since January 2019, which he will continue to lead. Steiner, meanwhile, has been the head of the motor and foundry business area at Volkswagen Group Components since 2018
Monika Thielemann-Hald has joined Hellmann Worldwide Logistics as global head of automotive logistics, replacing Martin Wehner who has moved to a new role at the company as chief commercial officer Europe.
It is with great sadness that Automotive Logistics has learned of the death last week of William Schroeder, management consultant and former general manager of the Auto Haulers Association of America (AHAA). The association represents the interests of finished vehicle carriers in the US and aims to improve communication and ...
Arnaud Deboeuf has moved to the role of executive vice-president of manufacturing and supply chain French carmaker Groupe PSA. replaces Yann Vincent who has moved to become CEO of the Automotive Cell Company (ACC), a joint venture founded by Groupe PSA and Total.
Anita Pieper (pictured) has moved from her role as vice-president of vehicle distribution at BMW Group to a new role leading plant logistics at the carmaker’s Leipzig plant in Germany. Eugen Schantini has taken over her previous role and will now be responsible for global vehicle logistics.
Navistar has appointed Friedrich Baumann and Robert Walsh to new roles in sales and technology planning respectively, and expanded the responsibilities undertaken by Phil Christman, president of operations, to include global exports