July 2013 People
Swissport International has appointed Steen Georg Pedersen as commercial director integrator handling. He has more than 18 years of management and commercial experience within the transport and logistics industry. He has worked 16 years at DHL in roles such as key account manager, area director and sales and marketing director.
Geodis Wilson announced the winners of its annual Innovation Masters Award recognizing outstanding internal innovative initiatives throughout the company. The people awarded were Cynthia Liauw, Erik Goosens and Rutger Jonker from the Netherlands; Johan Karlsson, Martin Henriksen and Peter Riis Rasmussen from Sweden and Denmark; the Hong Kong office’s Steven Pike; and Raj Kiran Pant from India.
SBS Worldwide has appointed Mike Barber as general manager, Manchester. He
will help SBS continue building its forwarding and supply chain services in the north of the UK. Barber has 40 years of experience in the forwarding and logistics industry, most recently with Geodis. He has expertise in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, but has worked within many other markets.
BP announced that David Gilmour has become chief executive of Air BP, the oil company’s aviation fuels business. David replaces Andy Holmes, who has led Air BP for three years. David has been COO of Air BP since 2009 and has many years of experience in the sector.
Jim Barnett has become vice president, automotive sector for the Americas at CEVA Logistics. Barnett joined CEVA in 2009 and for the last four years served as the COO of CEVA’s joint venture with Anji Logistics in China, Anji-CEVA. He has almost 20 years of supply chain management and automotive manufacturing experience. Prior to CEVA, Barnett was the supply chain director of the General Motors Flint Manufacturing Center.
Wil van Roemburg and Marja Siebelink have resigned from their management roles at Skylink Handling Services, which does air cargo handling. Marco Gredig, executive vice president marketing & SQS at airfreight handling company Cargologic, has become managing director. Gredig has been with Cargologic since 2003.
AMI, a trade-only airfreight wholesaler, has promoted Darren Zieba to the newly created post of global IT project manager. Zieba has worked in aviation and air cargo IT for more than 15 years. He began with Ogden Cargo in London in 1997, later moving to the ground handling business of Menzies Aviation when it acquired Ogden in 2000. He has since taken on several roles with the Menzies Aviation IT team.
Heavyweight Air Express has appointed Alyne Fukuda as its sales manager for the company’s client Etihad Cargo in Brazil. Fukuda has experience in the local airfreight market with both regional and Gulf-based airlines.
Herbert de Saint Simon has been appointed CEO of Bolloré Logistics and president of SDV International Logistics, a supply chain management company. A freight forwarding organization has been created within the Bolloré Logistics Division. Saint Simon takes leadership of this structure. He has been CEO of SDV since 2009.
Legacy Transportation Services, a logistics company, hired John Otten as vice president business development. Otten joins Legacy from Allied Van Lines in Naperville, Ill., where he held a range of positions over his 30-year career. In his new position at Legacy, Otten will be responsible for strategic planning, development and execution of customized client services and corporate business development.