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  • Johnson Controls Jeff Williams

    Jeff Williams takes on newly created role at Johnson Controls


    Automotive components and systems supplier, Johnson Controls, has elected Jeff Williams to the newly created role of vice president, Enterprise Operations and Engineering. He moves from his previous role at the company as group vice president and general manager, Product Group Complete Seat and Supply Chain, Automotive Experience. In his ...

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    Justin Newell takes up position at Reliable Carriers


    Following his departure from Porsche Cars North America last September, Justin Newell, formerly manager of vehicle logistics and port operations at the carmaker, has taken up a new role as operations manager at Reliable Carriers, one of North America’s leading enclosed vehicle carriers, based in Canton, Indiana. Newell was with ...

  • Steve_Taylor_Sovereign

    Sovereign appoints Steve Taylor as business development director


    Sovereign Business Integration Group, which provides industry IT and software services, has appointed Steve Taylor as business development director. The company said his appointment would continue to drive Sovereign’s success in its core markets, which include automotive logistics. As well as taking responsibility for IT services and software, Taylor ...

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    Krathwohl moves to global supply chain role at Cooper Standard


    [Story updated on 13 January] Christine Krathwohl has left her role at finished vehicle carrier Jack Cooper, where she was managing director of the company’s Strategic Advisory Board, and taken up a new position at automotive parts supplier Cooper Standard as vice-president of global supply chain. She took up ...

  • Yasuhiro Yamauchi_RNPO

    Yamauchi replaces Vandenhende in purchasing role at Renault-Nissan


    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has appointed Yasuhiro Yamauchi (left) as executive vice president of purchasing, and chairman and managing director of the Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation (RNPO). He takes over from Christian Vandenhende who has moved to a new role as executive vice-president, Quality and Total Customer Satisfaction for the Renault ...


    Kirchner suddenly resigns as CEO from UTi; Feitzinger steps into role


    Eric Kirchner (left) has resigned as CEO and member of the board of directors at UTi Worldwide. He has been replaced in the CEO role by Edward Feitzinger, who moves from his role as executive vice-president of Global Operations, which he has held since 2012. Feitzinger has been with the ...

  • Richard_Gibson_Yusen

    Yusen Logistics appoints Gibson as strategic development director


    Dr Richard Gibson has joined Yusen Logistics as strategic development director. He will be based in the UK at the company’s headquarters in Northampton. Gibson brings a wide range of experience to the role, both from within the logistics industry, as well as from the broader business environment. He was ...

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    Andy Weber moves to Panalpina from K+N


    Andy Weber is to return to Swiss transport and logistics provider Panalpina as head of Global Operations in January next year. He moves from his role as president of the Asia Pacific region for rival provider Kuehne + Nagel. Weber began his freight-forwarding career at Panalpina in 1982. A spokesperson ...

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    Gareth Jones to head the SMMT in 2015


    The UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has announced that its new president will be Gareth Jones, managing director of ebm-papst Automotive and Drives UK (pictured left), a German-owned global manufacturing company. He replaces Tim Abbot, managing director, BMW South Africa (right), who has been in the role ...

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    Sukhbir Kapoor takes up VP role in Supply Chain at Euro Car Parts


    UK parts distributor, Euro Car Parts, has appointed Sukhbir Kapoor as vice-president with responsibility for Supply Chain and E-commerce. He moves to new role from his position as purchasing director at the company. According to Euro Car Parts, Kapoor will coordinate the company’s pan-European strategies and activities in supplier ...

  • Thomas Schmall Mitglied des Markenvorstands Volkswagen fuer den Geschaeftsbereich Komponente ab 1 Januar 2015

    Neubauer retirement at VW leads to global reshuffle


    Thomas Schmall (left) is moving from his position as president and CEO of Volkswagen do Brasil to take up a new role as Board of Management member responsible for Components. Schmall is replacing Prof. Dr Werner Neubauer who is retiring but will continue at the Group in an advisory capacity. ...

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    Navarro takes up MP&L role for JLR in Brazil


    Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Marcelo Wilson Navarro as its senior manager for Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) in Brazil. He moves across from his role as regional manufacturing manager at Pepsico, which was based in the Sorocaba region. Prior to his time at Pepsico, Navarro had logistics and management ...

  • Stephen K Carlisle Named To Lead GM Canada

    Carlisle takes over from Williams as head of GM Canada


    In another top executive move at GM this week, Stephen Carlisle, formerly vice-president of Global Product Planning and Program Management (left), has been named president and managing director of GM Canada. Carlisle succeeds Kevin Williams who has been in the role since 2010, but who is retiring from the carmaker ...

  • General Motors announces senior leadership changes Thursday, Nov

    Grace Lieblein moves roles amidst top level GM shake up


    As part of a number of high level management changes at General Motors, it has been announced that Grace Lieblein, currently vice-president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, is moving to the position of vice-president, Global Quality. Steve Kiefer, currently vice-president, Global Powertrain, is moving into her previous role. Lieblein has ...

  • Rhenus Logistics, Cannock

    Rhenus appoints Russell Turner to lead activity at Cannock


    Freight forwarding and logistics provider Rhenus has appointed Russell Turner branch manager to head operations at its Cannock facility in the UK. Turner has 30-years experience in the logistics industry and has worked for a number of leading providers, including Kuehne + Nagel, DB Schenker and, most recently, at DHL ...

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    Schaecher takes on double role at Ceva Logistics


    Ceva Logistics’ chief operating officer (COO) for Global Airfreight, Michael Schaecher (left), has taken on additional responsibility for the company’s Global Oceanfreight business following the departure of Dominik Tichelkamp, who has left the company. Schaecher joined Ceva in April of this year and brings extensive freight management experience to the ...

  • Graham_Hunter_DHL_Industrial_Projects

    Hunter appointed head of DHL Industrial Projects for Europe


    DHL’s air and ocean freight division, Global Forwarding, has appointed Graham Hunter as the new head of its Industrial Projects division in Europe. He moves over from his role as vice-president of Industrial Projects in the Middle East. DHL Industrial Projects delivers a broad range of services for heavyweight and ...

  • Yves Kerstens

    Bridgestone Europe appoints Kerstens to COO role


    Yves Kerstens has moved up from his position as chief administrative officer (CAO) in the European division of tyre maker Bridgestone to become chief operating officer (COO). He will now be responsible for all European operations, including manufacturing, procurement, supply chain management and information technology, as well as sales and ...

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    Karl May to lead redesign of BMW’s order-to-delivery process


    Dr Karl May (left) has taken up a new role at BMW as head of the carmaker’s internal logistics programme dealing with flexibility management and the re-engineering of the company’s planning and ordering process. His former role as head of vehicle distribution and VDCs has been taken over by Dr ...

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    Agility appoints Mohammed Esa to CCO for Europe


    Integrated logistics provider Agility has appointed Mohammed Esa as its chief commercial officer (CCO) for Europe. Esa assumes responsibility for leading all the commercial activities of Agility across Europe, including sales, marketing and product management. Esa has more than 23 years of experience in the transport and logistics industry. He ...