There have been some big names changing places in automotive logistics recently, with appointments at Ceva, Ryder System, APL and Kuehne + Nagel.
At Kuehne + Nagel, Tobias Jerschke (pictured) has taken over responsibility for the company’s operations in Poland. He was most recently Director for Sales & Marketing in the South West Europe region.
“Following the early development of our activities in Eastern Europe in the 1990s, we have been able to continually expand our services and enlarge our customer base in Poland,” commented Bob Mihok, Regional Manager Eastern Europe. “We are convinced that under Tobias Jerschke’s leadership our future growth in Poland will accelerate and that our network and service portfolio will be further complemented.”
Jerschke started his career with Kuehne + Nagel at the head office in Schindellegi, Switzerland, in 1998.
John Klompers will be the new Managing Director for Central Europe at Ceva Logistics from the beginning of February next year. He will replace Christian Fürstaller, who is leaving the company. Klompers has more than 15 years' experience in the logistics industry. He joins Ceva from Panalpina, where his last position was Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, and Member of the Executive Board. He will report to Bruno Sidler, CEVA’s President for Northern Europe and will be based in the Ceva Regional Head Office for Central Europe, in Frankfurt.
Steve Dean has been appointed Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Supply Chain Solutions at Ryder System. He will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities of Ryder's global supply chain business.
Dean joins Ryder following a 17-year career with Menlo Logistics, where he was most recently responsible for leading business development efforts for Menlo's Global Automotive Industry Group.
DHL’s former Vice President of Business Development, Peter Knapp, is now Vice President of Contract Logistics at APL Logistics. He will be responsible for developing warehousing and related business services at the company.
“We have particular interest in developing our position throughout Asia and his background is ideally suited to the task,” said APL Logistics president Brian Lutt. Knapp is expected to expand APL Logistics’ role in managing dedicated as well as multi-user facilities. He’ll be based in Singapore – headquarters for parent company, Neptune Orient Lines – but will work closely with the company’s contract logistics global operations.