The last few weeks has seen some big names changing jobs in automotive logistics, with appointments at Ford, Ceva, Panalpina and Ryder Europe.
Grant Belanger (pictured), ex Executive Director of MP and L Ford, is now also the ex Director of Operations for Ford in South America. Effective October 1st, Grant has moved back to Dearborn to work in the global manufacturing department. His new position is Executive Director, Global Manufacturing Business Office and he reports to Joe Hinrichs. His replacement in South America will be Todd Bryant, currently Plant Manager, KTP.
Mark van Andel, formerly of UPS, has been appointed Managing Director of Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder Europe. Mark has been in the role since September and he will be responsible for the profitability, operating performance and strategic direction of Ryder's SCS business and operations in the UK and Continental Europe. The European logistics division will henceforth report directly to the US, and a Ryder spokesperson told Automotive Logistics that the company wanted to appoint a Managing Director with a specific skill set. Bruce Arlinghaus, Director, Supply Chain Solutions Europe, is leaving the business.
At Ceva Logistics, there is a new Global Automotive Sector Head – Matt Brand has taken over from Jeff Hurley, who was in the role previously and has moved on to a new role in Ceva North America. Brand was previously Senior Vice President of Vertical Markets for Ceva. He has more than 20 years of experience in logistics, transportation and supply chain management.
Sven Hoemmken has been appointed Head of Supply Chain management at Panalpina. Although the announcement was made recently, he will not be in the hot seat until December 1st. Hoemmken moves to Panalpina from DHL, where he was Senior VP of the Global Business Intelligence unit.