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    Wendt takes on key supplier role at BMW

    2018-10-08T16:11:48Z

    Andreas Wendt (pictured) has become BMW’s new management board member for purchasing and supplier network. He was previously director of the group’s largest car assembly plant in Germany at Dingolfing. Wendt was appointed to his new role on 1 October by the supervisory board, whose chairman Norbert Reithofer said: “The ...

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    A crisis in human capital

    2018-09-26T16:52:00Z

    As the automotive logistics sector continues to automate and let technology take the lead, there are some important human factors to resolve if such plans are to succeed – as delegates at this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit found out While the US car market may ...

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    Legacy of a moderniser: Sergio Marchionne

    2018-09-14T14:27:25Z

    Already known for turning around the Fiat Group in under two years, Sergio Marchionne was instrumental in Fiat forming an alliance with US carmaker Chrysler when it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009. The Italian carmaker took a 20% controlling stake in Chrysler in June that year and Marchionne ...

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    Anderson replaces McCann as CEO at United Road

    2018-09-12T09:01:56Z

    Marc Anderson (pictured) is taking over as CEO of US finished vehicle haulier, United Road Services. He replaces Kathleen McCann, who will move to the role of executive chairman in January. Anderson, who joined the company as chief operating officer in 2014 from Inland Industrial Services, added the role of ...

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    Harring becomes Bridgestone’s logistics chief in EMEA

    2018-09-04T11:16:34Z

    Ulf Harring (pictured) has joined global tyre maker Bridgestone as chief operating officer (COO) for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He will be responsible for logistics, supply chain management and procurement, along with manufacturing, quality, IT, environment, and health and safety matters. He took up his new role ...

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    Michael Druml takes on purchasing role at Magna

    2018-09-04T09:58:59Z

    Michael Druml (pictured) has taken over as vice-president of purchasing for Magna International Europe replacing Klaus Iffland, who has retired from the company. Druml will continue to work as director of purchasing and logistics at Magna Steyr, the company division which provides contract manufacturing and engineering services. Here he oversees ...

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    Du Preez takes over from Hepner at MBUSA

    2018-08-29T10:14:56Z

    Dianna du Preez (pictured) is settling into a new role as general manager of vehicle distribution and logistics at Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), replacing Rory Hepner who took up a new role as general manager of strategic retail development in July. Du Preez was general manager of the Mercedes-Benz Academy and ...

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    Dana McBrien takes lead role at AutoSphere

    2018-08-24T12:15:10Z

    Dana McBrien (pictured) has moved from his role as associate chief advisor at Honda North America to become ‘guiding architect’ for AutoSphere, a digital supply chain system (previously referred to as the Automotive Supply Chain Data Ecosystem) developed by US information technology and packaging specialist, Surgere. McBrien worked for Honda ...

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    Victor Arabe leaves VW for Nationwide

    2018-08-22T11:14:23Z

    Victor Arabe (pictured), previously port manager for Volkswagen's business at the port of San Diego, in the US, has moved to Nationwide Auto Services (NAS) as director of business development. NAS provides paint and hail damage repair services but is widening the scope of its operations by working directly with ...

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    After Marchionne, what next for Fiat Chrysler?

    2018-08-06T16:41:57Z

    Sergio Marchionne (pictured), former CEO at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), was a remarkable man. He frequently dominated the automotive industry’s headlines and news agenda over the last decade or so and his recent passing away robs the industry of one of its few stars. In an age when corporate ...

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    VW takes Duesmann from BMW and creates new role for Brandstätter

    2018-07-31T10:15:55Z

    Volkswagen has offered Markus Duesmann (pictured) a position on the group’s management board. He is currently on the management board of rival OEM BMW, where he is responsible for its supplier network and purchasing. The carmaker has also created a new role for its head of procurement, Ralf Brandstätter, who ...

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    Ceva appoints Terry Carter as senior VP

    2018-07-27T11:32:26Z

    Ceva Logistics has appointed Terry Carter to the newly created position of senior vice president of transportation for contract logistics. He will report to Brett Blissell, chief operating officer contract logistics and is tasked with coordinating transport for Ceva's business worldwide, including its third party contractors. Carter brings more than ...

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    Lagermax makes top management appointments

    2018-07-11T09:41:09Z

    Austrian transport provider Lagermax Autologistik has made changes to its management this month with the promotion of Rene Eisbrich (pictured), former vice-president of customer services at the company, moving to the role of chief operations officer (COO), and the appointment of Konrad Zwirner to the position of chief commercial officer ...

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    Stefan Sommer to head procurement at VW

    2018-07-10T16:33:06Z

    Stefan Sommer is moving to Volkswagen Group at the beginning of next year as head of procurement. He replaces Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, who left the company in April. Sommer, who was CEO of German parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen until the end of last year, began his career as a ...

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    Koltai moves to head transport logistics at Audi

    2018-06-19T15:48:36Z

    Peter Koltai (pictured) has taken up a new role at Audi this month as head of transport logistics, based in Germany. He replaces Heiko Schulz, who has resigned under a retirement arrangement. In his new position, Koltai is responsible for driving Audi Group’s entire transport logistics strategy, including inbound material ...

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    Young replaces Schroeder at the AHAA

    2018-06-05T11:05:34Z

    Guy Young (pictured) has replaced Bill Schroeder as general manager of the Auto Haulers Association of America (AHAA). The association represents the interests of finished vehicle carriers in the US and currently has more than 85 car carrier members (with almost 9,000 trucks between them) and around 35 suppliers. Young ...

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    BNSF Logistics appoints Nancee Ronning as CCO

    2018-05-16T10:59:49Z

    Nancee Ronning has taken on the newly created role of chief commercial officer (CCO) at BNSF Logistics, the third-party logistics subsidiary of North American rail company BNSF. Ronning was previously president of commercial printing and packaging company, Print Craft, and before that worked in strategic sales, marketing and account management ...

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    Yusen Logistics UK appoints Fitt as MD

    2018-05-10T17:07:41Z

    Andy Fitt (pictured) has taken over as managing director of Yusen Logistics UK, replacing Kevin Appleton who has moved to the role of chairman at the company. Fitt, previously deputy MD at Yusen, has been at the logistics services provider for three years, after moving from Norbert Dentressangle UK in ...

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    Ford reorganises distribution in China

    2018-05-02T11:31:30Z

    Ford has created a single finished vehicle distribution channel for its Greater China region to replace a complex joint venture and dealer network and accelerate growth. The Ford National Distribution Services Division (NDSD) will be responsible for the marketing, sales and servicing of all cars the company sells in the ...

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    DB Cargo UK announces top appointments

    2018-04-24T16:24:57Z

    Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK has appointed Dirk Nolte (pictured) as chief operating officer (COO). Nolte, who has substantial experience in business process re-engineering and improvement, has spent 24 years in various industries managing large-scale international projects from scoping to implementation. The company has also announced the appointment of ...