ETC Shawn Crouch lrEmergency and time-sensitive logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has announced the appointment of Shawn Crouch (pictured) to the newly created position of general operations manager.

Crouch, who took up the role at the beginning of the year, is an automotive logistics expert with over 17 years’ supply chain and operational experience, the bulk of it at construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and construction and materials handling equipment maker Telex.

Crouch has taken on immediate responsibility for all general operations at the firm’s East Midlands control centre and will go on to assume responsibility for its German control centre as well as any further control centres that are established, said a spokesman for the company.

“We are delighted to welcome a candidate of Shawn’s calibre. As an ex-customer leveraging Evolution Time Critical services, he understands the company’s ethos and is a perfect fit to help head up our growing team,” said Evolution Time Critical managing director, Brad Brennan, about his appointment.

“Providing critical logistics solutions to the unique challenges of the automotive supply chain, where production stoppages can cost millions, is a pressure under which few thrive. Given Shawn’s experience, knowledge and background we are sure he will help Evolution Time Critical continue to meet these challenges,” he added.