Randy Creel has moved from Ford to take up a new position at DB Schenker as head of vertical market automotive, Americas. From his base in Boston, Creel head automotive activity throughout North and South America.

Creel was with Ford for almost 14 years, most recently as global strategy and planning manager at the Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD). Before that he spent nine years in China as director – Parts Supply and Logistics for Ford’s Asia Pacific division.

“You don’t often come across candidates with this high level of expertise, energy and discipline,” said Malcolm Heath, CEO at Schenker. “Randy brings many years of strategic logistics planning and execution to his new role at DB Schenker, Automotive. We’re very fortunate that he has joined our group and look forward to a successful future together.”

Prior to the FCSD role Creel served at Ford as director, Service Parts Purchasing, and director, Service Purchasing & Logistics, at the China Emerging Market Sourcing Office, which he established in 2005.

“I had worked with the DB Schenker automotive logistics team as a customer for many years,” said Creel. “I was impressed with their global coverage through 2,000 offices around the world, but more importantly, their best-in-class performance and the DB Schenker team’s ability to not only attract high level customers, but also keep them for many years.”

Prior to this he held positions in quality engineering at both the SPX Corporation and Johnson Controls. Creel also spent more than ten years in the US Army, including assignments as a Quartermaster (Logistics) Officer.

So far Ford has not announced a replacement for Creel at FCSD.