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Turner named head of operations for Geodis

Geodis Calberson has made Chris Turner its head of operations – logistics.

Turner has gained experience of the industry since entering the logistics sector in 2001 with Tibbett and Britten.  He’s also been employed by DHL, Kuehne and Nagel and DB Schenker.

His new role will be based at Geodis’ warehouse complex at Magna Park, Lutterworth.

Mejdell succeeds Bailly as IPC chair

Dag Mejdell, chief executive officer of Norway Post, has been appointed chairman of the International Post Corporation.

Mejdell’s took up his position on 1st December 2010, and now has responsibility for steering IPC’s board of directors which is made up of the chief executives of the 24 member post companies, along with the IPC president and chief executive officer Herbert-Michael Zapf.

In the position of chairman, Mejdell succeeds Jean-Paul Bailly CEO of Groupe La Poste, who Zapf said “will be missed in the role as much for his great human warmth as for his incisive business acumen.”

Betz joins AMI

Trade-only airfreight wholesaler Air Menzies International has appointed Jay Betz as regional manager of its Dallas Fort Worth Airport (USA) branch.

In his new post, Betz  is in charge of AMI’s operations covering the Dallas and Houston areas.

Betz has worked in the air cargo industry for over 12 years, having worked for Fritz Companies (now UPS) as export agent for its customer Halliburton, and was most recently operations manager for Kintetsu World Express.

He takes over from Bryan Moog, who has transferred back to Chicago, where he is also regional manager.

Conveyor Networks hires head of engineering

Factory and logistics automation company Conveyor Networks, has appointed Stuart Lott head of engineering.

Lott had worked for Procter & Gamble for 14 years, and will now help the firm to develop systems, manage its health and safety on-site responsibilities and oversee client projects.

The company opened in 2009 and has recently established its head office in Lymm, in the North West.

New appointments at Science Warehouse

Science Warehouse, a UK firm that provides web-based purchasing systems, has made three strategic appointments at its head office.

Peter Smallwood, joins the implementation team and will manage key accounts with blue chip clients.

Zoe Oldroyd has been hired as business analyst, working directly with customers to drive innovation, and create tailor-made services.

Robert Toller has been employed to manage content and maintain the accuracy and integrity of bespoke e-catalogue data systems.

The appointments follow Science Warehouse’s recent contract wins with the University of Manchester and St George’s, University of London.

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