Transport and logistics provider Geodis has appointed Jürgen Adler (pictured) to the newly created role of vice-president of its automotive vertical. His appointment follows the departure of Olivier Marchegay, who held similar responsibilties as global accounts director for automotive.

Juergen Adler (Oct 21)

Adler brings 25-years of experience in the logistics and transport sector of the automotive industry, most recently as European regional manager and head of automotive vertical for freight forwarding company Expeditors. He was also previously director of global client solutions for automotive at DSV and held similar positions before that at ChinaTrans International and JAS Forwarding Worldwide

“I am delighted to be joining Geodis, where I will be able to contribute to developing solutions for the automotive market,” said Adler. “Both manufacturers and suppliers need a reliable logistics partner who can bridge the visibility gap through its global end-to-end solutions.”

Adler, who will be based in Frankfurt Germany, will oversee the specific needs of the automotive sector at a time of structural change, ongoing supply chain disruption and revolution in electrification.

Philippe de Carné, executive vice-president of business development, innovation and CSR, said: “Faced with the increasingly rapid pace of change in the field of new mobility, Jürgen will draw on his experience to help Geodis customers in the automotive sector manage their supply chains on a global scale, taking account of the challenges of flexibility and cost reduction.”