November 2011: People
Wim Bosman Belgium has appointed Peter De Laet as commercial manager for Belgium. A 26-year industry veteran, De Laet is well versed in road transport as well as sea and airfreight. His main tasks in his new role include establishing and coordinating the commercial business activities of both Wim Bosman and Mainfreight in Belgium. De Laet will also be responsible for guiding and supporting the sales team, extending the freight and logistics activities, and attracting new sea and airfreight traffic.
Esther Kort-Boreas, who previously held positions with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Inter Aviation Service, has started her own company, Short4Sure Communication Support. Short4Sure focuses on cargo-related companies that don’t have their own communication specialist, but need help with communication projects such as newsletters, brochures and events.
Clark Holdings has announced the resignation of Christian Cook as interim president and COO. Cook, a director of AlixPartners LLP, served in the positions during AlixPartners’ engagement by Clark, which concluded on September 30.
Agility has appointed Army Pedersen as general manager of its Denmark operations. A supply-chain and logistics veteran, Pederson is responsible for the expansion of the business and customer relationships in Denmark. He comes to Agility from Siemens Wind Power A/S, where he served as director of global transport and logistics and was responsible for transitioning the company into a decentralized global logistics organization.
Röhlig Logistics has named company veteran Jan Skovgaard as CEO of the Asia Pacific region, completing its global executive board. In his new role, Skovgaard is responsible for project logistics and supervising subsidiaries and agencies in the Asia Pacific. He previously served as managing director of the joint venture Weiss Röhlig in Singapore.
Toll Global Forwarding has appointed Gerd-Wolfgang Kux as regional director of marketing and sales for its Europe, the Middle East and Africa region, based in Zurich. A 38-year veteran of the freight forwarding and logistics field, Kux most recently served as global director of sales and administration at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. He begins his new position with Toll on January 1.
Lynden International has welcomed 20-year transportation veteran Ron Taylor as district sales manager at the Dallas Service Center and promoted Charles Odom to district manager in Houston. Taylor is responsible for developing business in the North Texas and Oklahoma markets, while Odom is focusing on the oil and gas sector.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has been elected to the Arab Air Carriers Organization ’s executive committee for a three-year term. The committee, which meets twice a year, is composed of eight other airline representatives and chairperson Ghaida Abdullatif, director general and CEO of Syrian Arab Airlines.