Scott Garberding (pictured) has been made Chrysler’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, overseeing Chrysler’s worldwide sourcing activities. He takes over procurement responsibilities from John Campi who announced his departure last Friday on health grounds.
"I think we have made significant strides in streamlining the Procurement organisation in terms of structure, process and people," said Campi. "Having achieved what I set out to do in joining Chrysler, I'm ready to turn over the reins to Scott, whom I'm confident will take the organisation to the next level."
Chrysler realigned its supply operations when Campi assumed the role of Executive Vice President – Procurement earlier this year. The move brought logistics, packaging, materials handling and production scheduling together with manufacturing, an integration the company had previously maintained around 16 years ago.
Brian Lyon is the new Head of Business Development at NYK Logistics with responsibility for the automotive, industrial and retail sectors. He joins NYK from Kuehne + Nagel where he was General Manager, Business Development for the FMCG sector. Prior to that he spent 13 years in an industrial business development role at the former Christian Salvesen.
Lyon, who will be based at the company’s head office in Northampton UK, will develop business across the full range of NYK’s services including warehousing, primary and secondary distribution and global supply chain management.
William Meahl has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of DHL Exel Supply Chain. He was previously CEO of DHL Exel Supply Chain Americas, and in his new role will be responsible for global business processes, including operational performance, customer management, and business development. Meahl has led the Americas region for DHL Exel Supply Chain since 2007 and previously served at CEO of its contract logistics division.
Kirk Kohler, General Manager at Toyota’s San Antonio plant in the US, will be Vice President of Production and On-Site Supplier Support from January 5, 2009.
In his new position he will be the highest-ranking executive at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Inc. behind President Ken Fukuta. Kohler has worked at the San Antonio plant since 2005.