Marc Brazeau (pictured) has left his role as head of logistics at Stellantis where he was responsible for FCA US vehicle transport activities and other North American and worldwide logistics management. He has taken up another position as vice-president of global logistics and distribution at Constellation Brands
Govin Ranganathan has taken up a new role at as director of logistics, materials and transportation at electric vehicle maker Canoo. He has more than 20 years’ experience in designing, implementing and optimising production, logistics and supply chain operations, including for Nio, Fiat Chrysler and Tesla
Former sustainability lead at Airbus, Andrea Debbane (pictured), will join logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel as global head of sustainability next month. She says that sustainable logistics is a personal legacy, and will help drive forward the company’s plans for carbon neutral logistics by 2030
Matt Ritter (pictured) has replaced Troy Poston as vice-president of vehicle planning and logistics at Subaru of America. He will direct vehicle sales operations, including shipping, tracking and delivery to retailers, as well as all port operations, and inland and parts logistics.
DB Schenker has appointed Aditi Rasquinha as its new head of ocean freight for the Asia Pacific (Apac) region. She replaces Christoph Matthes who has moved to a new role as CEO of the south-east Asia region for Agility.
Martijn ten Brink will take over as president and CEO of Mazda Motor Europe (MME) on June 24 this year. He replaces Yasuhiro Aoyama, who returns to the headquarters in Japan to take up the role of director, senior managing executive officer for oversight of global marketing, sales and customer service.
Tom Pippingsköld (pictured) has taken up the newly created position of vice-president and deputy CEO at Finnlines, which provides short-sea ro-ro services in Europe. Pippingsköld retains his role as chief financial officer (CFO) at the company, a role he has held since 2013.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics will appoint Jens Wollesen (pictured) to the role of chief operating officer (COO) at the beginning of January next year. The move represents a reallocation of responsibilities at the management board level of the company.
Volvo’s head of supply chain management Martin Corner and Hans Cremers, Toyota Motor Europe’s leader for logistics purchasing, want to achieve sustainability targets and support digital supply chains – and agree that long-term partners will be paramount
Leaders from INEOS Automotive and GEFCO see AI and real-time visibility as game changes for logistics, but point out that innovation is not just about implementing new systems or digitalising processes, but also adapting working culture and working with the right partners.
The European automotive industry has faced a year of crises, but if it invests in the right digital tools, adapts sustainable processes and an agile working culture, it can achieve long-term sustainability targets and recovery, according to experts from Volkswagen and CSR Europe.
Electrification, digital tools and sustainability goals are transforming Volkswagen Group Logistics processes across the carmaker’s global footprint. Matthias Braun outlines how the group is adapting its systems and relationships.
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.