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 Freight, where he was head of European freight forwarding, specialising in road freight.
He will now focus on the continuing development of Rhenus’ Cannock facility, including standardising the internal structure as the business grows and supporting team development.
“I am thrilled to be joining Rhenus because of its excellent reputation within the logistics industry as a dynamic, thriving business,” said Turner. “My aim is to continue building the capability of the Cannock operation, which handles both general freight and automotive parts. I will be focusing on bringing in even more automotive contracts and growing our UK and pan-European road routes to take an even larger share of the UK marketplace. I have a real opportunity to make a difference and look forward to working with a close-knit, dedicated team.”
David Williams, managing director of Rhenus UK added: “I am pleased to welcome Russell to Rhenus’ UK team. Russell brings a range of expert skills and wealth of knowledge to his new role. We are currently celebrating a number of new high profile partnerships, including Transdanubia and Milsped, and have appointed new recruits to reflect our continuing growth. I have no doubt that 2015 will be even more successful for Rhenus UK.”