Captain Sam Judah, Managing Director of the UK’s terminal operator GBA Group (pictured), has been awarded an MBE for “Services to Business and to the Community in the East Riding of Yorkshire”.
Following his 17-year career at sea, Captain Judah has spent 22 years working within the ports and terminals industry, joining GBA in 1991. Since then he has worked to make the GBA Group one of the leading players in providing total logistics services to the automotive and shipping industry. The company’s operations now extend from the Tyne to the Humber and from the Thames to Southampton and Bristol, employing more than 500 staff. GBA has also recently established operations in India.
Captain Judah continues as a member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, serving both on the Court and the Technical committees. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Hull University Institute of Logistics.
Integrated service provider UTi Worldwide has appointed Eric Kirchner as CEO with effect from January 19, 2009, succeeding Roger MacFarlane, one of the company's original founders.
MacFarlane, 63, will serve in a transitional role through April 2009 and will retire as an employee of the company while remaining a member of the Board of Directors. He will become the company's non-executive Chairman effective on Mr Kirchner's start date.
Ceva Logistics’ Sales and Marketing Director for the Middle East, Wade Thompson, has won the 2008 LOG.LEO Awards prize in the ‘Innovator of the Year’ category.
The LOG Awards cover the Middle East and Levant region and acknowledges managers and companies that advance the logistics sector through particularly innovative ideas and technologies. The LEOs (Logistics, Excellence and Optimisation) are regarded as the global benchmark for logistics companies operating in the region.
Thompson was awarded the accolade for solutions he introduced for the management of the entire logistics chain.
Ryder System has appointed Paul Tay as Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific. He will be responsible for the continuing development and operation of Ryder's supply chain solutions offering throughout the Asia-Pacific region and will report directly to Ryder's President of Supply Chain Solutions, John Williford.
Mr Tay was most recently Vice President of Consolidation for APL Logistics, where he was responsible for managing the International Logistics portfolio.