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    Kumar replaces Ramakrishnan as head of SCM at Honda Cars India


    PR Ramakrishnan (pictured) has retired from his role as general manager of supply chain management at Honda Cars India after almost 10 years in the company. Honda Cars India has not officially confirmed it but Automotive Logistics understands his replacement to be Udit Kumar, who moves from his role ...

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    Hiraguri replaces Ballard in logistics role at Toyota Motor Europe


    Jonathan Ballard has left Toyota Motor Europe (TME) after 25 years with the company. He was most recently director of production control – manufacturing support, logistics at the company. Toyota said Ballard had left on June 26th for personal reasons. “We regret this decision but thank Jonathan for his contribution ...

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    Kessler to retire after 38 years with VW Group of America


    Stuart Kessler (pictured), VW Group of America’s Houston port manager, will retire at the end of July after 38 years with the company. He spent the last 23 years in his role at the Houston port, where he managed all vehicle logistics functions and was responsible among other things for ...

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    Gefco announces changes to top executive roles


    Gefco has appointed Emmanuel Delachambre (pictured) as the new executive vice-president for its division in France and has also added responsibilties to the roles carried out by Emmanuel Cheremetinski and Pierre-Jean Lorrain. Delachambre, who replaces Marc Cahingt in the new role, has worked at Gefco France since 2013 when he ...

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    WWL executives indicted on price-fixing charges


    The US District Court in Baltimore has indicted the chief operations officer at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), Kai Kraas, on price-fixing charges.Kraas, along with former WWL CEOs Anders Boman and Arild Iversen, has been charged by the court in Baltimore with “participating in a long-running conspiracy to allocate certain customers ...

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    time:matters looks for CEO following Miller’s departure


    Franz-Joseph Miller (pictured) has left his position as CEO of Lufthansa Cargo’s air charter division, time:matters; he was with the company for 16 years but said he was embarking on ‘a new journey’. While the German freight expeditor looks for a new CEO, the role will be handled jointly by ...

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    Siegfried Jung takes over BMW’s finished vehicle dispatch and logistics


    From July 1st, Siegfried Jung (pictured) is the new head of vehicle dispatch and distribution at the BMW Group, based at the carmaker’s global headquarters in Munich, Germany. He replaces Peter Hörndlein, who has left BMW for a logistics role at truckmaker MAN.Jung, 46, is responsible for the carmaker’s vehicle-handling ...

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    Alonzo takes senior supply chain logistics role at Yokohama Tire


    Yokohama Tire Corp in the US has appointed Rick Alonzo as its new senior director of supply chain and logistics. He replaces Jeremy Kahrs who has moved to a new role as chief strategy officer. Alonzo moves from biotechnology company, Roche Diagnostics, where he was director of global supply chain ...

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    Executive changes at Volvo Cars' new integrated logistics department


    Volvo Car Group has confirmed a number of key logistics appointments as part of a wider reorganisation and integration of its global logistics functions. Magnus Ödling (pictured left) has been appointed senior director for global core and car program, a role that will cover logistics engineering across the supply chain. ...

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    Zhu moves to new role at Schaeffler Greater China


    Rui (Richard) Zhu has moved from his role as senior director of supply chain at Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR) to take up a new position (effective June 16 th ) at the China division of tier one engine and drivetrain parts supplier, Schaeffler, as vice president of logistics. Zhu ...

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    Dilling and Hörndlein take up lead logistics roles at MAN Truck & Bus


    As part of a wider change-around of senior executives at MAN Truck & Bus, Dr Ulrich Dilling (pictured) is taking on executive board responsibility for production and logistics at the commercial vehicle manufacturer; while Peter Hörndlein has joined the truckmaker as senior vice-president of brand logistics. Dilling replaces Dr Carsten ...

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    Tim Scharwath now heading DHL Global Forwarding


    Following an announcement made last year, Tim Scharwath (pictured) has formally taken up his role as CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, the division of Deutsche Post DHL that handles air, ocean and overland freight forwarding.He takes over the new role from group CEO Frank Appel, who has been handling ...

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    Ford announces further leadership changes


    Ford has announced a swathe of further global leadership changes, just days after Jim Hackett was named as the carmaker’s new president and CEO.The changes have also been made to support the newly appointed leaders of the revamped organisational structure, which includes global markets, global operations and mobility.Hau Thai-Tang (pictured) ...

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    Ford names Hackett as CEO and makes three other top executive appointments


    Ford has named Jim Hackett (pictured) as its new president and CEO, replacing Mark Fields, who is retiring after 28 years with the company.The carmaker has also made three further top-level appointments: Joe Hinrichs takes up the role of executive vice-president and president of global operations; Jim Farley has been ...

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    BCA appoints Wolfgang Reinhold as head of Europe division


    UK-based finished vehicle services provider BCA has appointed Wolfgang Reinhold as divisional CEO for Europe. He will take up the position on May 29th. Reinhold has extensive experience in the remarketing and leasing sectors, having spent the last 28 years at fleet management company LeasePlan Group. His last role at ...

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    Born joins XPO as head of business development for industrial and automotive


    XPO Logistics has named Pascal Born (pictured) as business development director for industrial and automotive. Born is responsible for supporting XPO’s in-country sales teams in expanding the company’s industrial and automotive base. He joins the logistics provider from industrial equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, where he spent 25 years. He was predominantly ...

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    CDN announces key leadership changes


    Car Delivery Network (CDN), which provides cloud technology for the movement of finished vehicles, has made two key leadership changes in North America and the Asia Pacific region.In North America, Derric Hicks has been named as general manager (GM), following the departure of Greg May; while Rob Julian (pictured) has ...

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    Cox replaces Dods as chairman of Matson


    Matthew Cox (pictured) has taken over as chairman of US carrier Matson, which provides container and ro-ro services between the West Coast, Hawaii and Guam. He replaces Walter Dods, who is retiring from the board of directors.Cox will retain his role as CEO of Matson but his responsibilities as president ...

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    Ilijanic heads parts and outbound at VW America


    Mark Ilijanic (pictured) has been appointed senior vice-president for parts and vehicle logistics at Volkswagen Group of America, overseeing the operations of logistics and distribution for the Volkswagen and Audi brands. He will report directly to Anu Goel, who last September was promoted from the VP parts and vehicle logistics ...

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    Hellmann puts Magnor and de Vries in COO roles


    German logistics service provider, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, has made senior executive changes with the appointments of Matthias Magnor (pictured) as chief operating officer (COO) for its Road and Rail unit and Bart de Vries in the COO role for Air and Sea Freight. Magnor moves from his position as COO ...