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    Industry mourns the loss of Dominik Tichelkamp

    2021-02-24T16:59:00Z

    It is with great sadness that Automotive Logistics has learned of the sudden death on February 21 of Dominik Tichelkamp, managing director of Europe at ICL Systems.

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    Chris Styles to lead supply chain operations for Nissan North America

    2021-01-29T10:49:00Z

    Chris Styles will take up a new role as vice-president of supply chain management at Nissan North America, replacing Mike Steck, who is retiring at the end of March this year.

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    Hellmann appoints Hüwel to CEO North America and Eberle to CFO

    2021-01-26T10:25:00Z

    Organisational changes at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics mean Peter Hüwel has become the new regional CEO for North America, replacing Steen Christensen, while Martin Eberle will take over as chief financial officer (CFO) this coming spring, replacing Michael Noth.

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    Stellantis announces top logistics and supply chain roles

    2021-01-25T16:41:00Z

    Following the completion of the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Groupe PSA into the newly formed Stellantis earlier this month, the company has appointed its top executive team, with Michelle Wen taking the lead role for purchasing and supply chain.

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    Inform expands management team with four co-CEOs

    2021-01-11T17:28:00Z

    Inform has announced changes to its management structure with the appointment of four co-CEOs to join Adrian Weiler, who has been CEO at the optimisation software specialist since 1986 and continues to lead the company.

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    Marvin Cooke to oversee production and logistics at Toyota Motor Europe

    2021-01-06T11:07:00Z

    Marvin Cooke has moved to become executive vice president of manufacturing at Toyota Motor Europe (TME). He will oversee the operations of all Toyota plants across Europe, overseeing the Toyota Production System, including logistics, production control and production engineering.

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    Dorothea von Boxberg to take over as CEO of Lufthansa Cargo

    2021-01-04T17:08:00Z

    Dorothea von Boxberg will be taking over as CEO and chairwoman of Lufthansa Cargo on March 1 this year. She will move from her current role as chief commercial officer (COO) at the airfreight subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa and replace Peter Gerber, who is moving to become CEO of Brussels Airlines.

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    Christian Friedl takes over as director of Seat Martorell

    2020-12-08T11:52:00Z

    Christian Friedl is moving from Porsche to become director of Seat’s Martorell plant in Spain, starting from January 1. He replaces Rainer Fessel, who is moving to take over the management of the VW factory in Wolfsburg.

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    Marco Prueglmeier leaves BMW to found innovation consultancy

    2020-11-30T14:53:00Z

    BMW’s project leader for logistics innovations and industry 4.0, Marco Prueglmeier, has left the carmaker to found an innovation consultancy called i2Market. The aim of the company is to provide industry with software development, robotics, automated warehousing, artificial intelligence and simulation. 

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    Motter to replace Zernechel as head of VW Group Logistics

    2020-11-26T17:21:00Z

    Volkswagen’s Thomas Zernechel is retiring at the end of 2020 after 16 years as head of VW Group Logistics. He will be replaced on January 1 next year by Simon Motter, previously head of supply chain at Audi’s Ingolstadt plant, who joined VW Group Logistics at the beginning of November in preparation for the new role.

  • Victorio Battaglia Gefco France
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    Vittorio Battaglia takes over as head of Gefco France

    2020-11-23T11:26:00Z

    Vittorio Battaglia has been appointed president of Gefco France and given a place on the logistics provider’s executive committee. He replaces Emmanuel Delachambre, who has moved to become general manager of Hertz France.

  • Sergio Gutierrez CEO RPM
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    Gutierrez appointed co-CEO at RPM and plans further growth in Europe

    2020-11-09T10:13:00Z

    Sergio Gutierrez has been promoted to global co-CEO at freight and finished vehicle delivery company RPM Freight Systems. He also retains his position as president of RPM Europe, a role he has held since August 2019.

  • Werner Benade BPW Aftermarket
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    Benade replaces Maurer as managing director of BPW Aftermarket Group

    2020-11-06T15:12:00Z

    Werner Benade is taking over as managing director of BPW Aftermarket Group on November 15, replacing Ralf Maurer, who is leaving the company.

  • Seetarama Swamy Kotagiri CEO Magna
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    Kotagiri replaces Walker as head of Magna

    2020-10-23T15:26:00Z

    Seetarama Kotagiri will take over as CEO of contract manufacturer Magna from January 1 next year. He replaces Don Walker, who is retiring at the end of 2020.

  • Keith Robertson Toyota group vice president of supply chain management
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    Toyota supply chain management VP Pflughaupt retires, replaced by Keith Robertson

    2020-10-13T17:54:00Z

    Randy Pflughaupt is retiring as Toyota North America’s group vice president of supply chain management after 38 years at the company. He will be replaced by Keith Robertson.

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    Griffiths becomes president of Seat; Steiner takes over as VP of production and logistics

    2020-09-28T12:03:00Z

    Wayne Griffiths is taking over as CEO of Spanish carmaker Seat, while Herbert Steiner has been named the new vice-president for production and logistics. Griffiths replaces Luca de Meo, who left earlier this year to head up Renault. Griffiths has been the CEO of Seat’s performance brand Cupra since January 2019, which he will continue to lead. Steiner, meanwhile, has been the head of the motor and foundry business area at Volkswagen Group Components since 2018

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    Monika Thielemann-Hald takes over as global head of automotive logistics at Hellmann

    2020-09-24T12:15:00Z

    Monika Thielemann-Hald has joined Hellmann Worldwide Logistics as global head of automotive logistics, replacing Martin Wehner who has moved to a new role at the company as chief commercial officer Europe.

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    Industry mourns the loss of William Schroeder

    2020-09-22T14:49:00Z

    It is with great sadness that Automotive Logistics has learned of the death last week of William Schroeder, management consultant and former general manager of the Auto Haulers Association of America (AHAA). The association represents the interests of finished vehicle carriers in the US and aims to improve communication and ...

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    Deboeuf moves to senior manufacturing and supply chain role at Groupe PSA

    2020-09-07T10:15:00Z

    Arnaud Deboeuf has moved to the role of executive vice-president of manufacturing and supply chain French carmaker Groupe PSA. replaces Yann Vincent who has moved to become CEO of the Automotive Cell Company (ACC), a joint venture founded by Groupe PSA and Total.

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    Anita Pieper returns to plant logistics at BMW Leipzig

    2020-09-07T08:54:00Z

    Anita Pieper (pictured) has moved from her role as vice-president of vehicle distribution at BMW Group to a new role leading plant logistics at the carmaker’s Leipzig plant in Germany. Eugen Schantini has taken over her previous role and will now be responsible for global vehicle logistics.