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Damco supply chain director promoted

Damco has promoted Marc J Heeren, currently senior director supply chain development, to the position of vice president of strategic sales for North America.

In his new role, Heeren will manage the commercial teams for retail, refrigerated, and chemicals and will be developing the consumer electronics and FMCG sectors. He will assume this role from 1st January 2011 in Damco’s North American head office in Madison, New Jersey.

Prior to his career in maritime logistics, Heeren was with IBM’s Global Services organisation located in Amsterdam, where he started as a management trainee and went on to manage several departments, and acted as a logistics consultant.

He joined AP Moller-Maersk in 2005 and has held several managerial positions in løgistics and supply chain, including global operations, business development and marketing management.

Crook and Fenwick move up at DHL Express

DHL Express has appointed Stephen Fenwick to the role of chief executive officer for the Americas region, replacing Roger Crook, who becomes chief executive officer for DHL Express’ Asia/Pacific, Eastern Europe and Middle East regions, both effective 1st January 2011.

During three decades at the company, Fenwick has been responsible for aviation ground operations, import/export, customs and security related activities plus airport facilities planning and investments. In his new role, Fenwick will be responsible for the management of DHL Express business activities in 50 countries and territories in the Americas region.

He played a lead role in the development of DHL’s Central Asia Hub and in achieving profitable growth of DHL Express’ business in the AP region, including the expansion into India and the integration of Blue Dart’s domestic business into the DHL Express operations.

Crook has served as a member of DHL Express’ global management board since 2007 and will continue to lead DHL Express’ Global Sales and E-commerce teams.

Gefco hires UK managers

Gefco UK has appointed Peter Duranti transport operations manager and Cedric Chacon as UK overland manager.
Duranti takes responsibility for the automotive finished vehicle distribution business which includes Gefco’s own fleet of 32 car transporters as well as third party suppliers. He has worked in logistics and transport for over 25 years and has previously held senior leadership positions at ANSA logistics.
Chacon joins the company’s network logistics division, having previously worked as operations manager for Gefco Lyon, managing a team of 110 people. He has worked for the firm since 2000 and will now lead the UK’s overland team in activities that include groupage, forwarding, spare parts and two wheelers distribution.
Widdowson adds to management team

The Widdowson Group has taken on three new managers.

Andrew Bartlam has been hired as general manager, reporting directly to managing director, Peter Stevenson. Bartlam has worked with Ryder Logistics, Norbert Dentressangle and NYK Logistics and also had his own business consultancy in logistics supply chain. 

Joanne Sheraton is HR manager, with responsibility for the wellbeing of 340 permanent employees and up to 150 agency staff. She has over 20 years’ experience working for plcs in the Leicestershire area.

André Mostert has been appointed freight manager, with responsibility for a range of international services to complement the company’s supply chain offerings. He joins from P&O Ferrymasters. 

Air France-KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo name new VP

Air France-KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo has appointed Mattijs ten Brink to take over the position of senior vice president sales & distribution in January 2011, replacing Charles Foucault.

ten Brink has held management positions in Royal Nedlloyd Group, UPS in the Netherlands, and has been with the company since 1998. He has been the vice president global operations of KLM Cargo since 2006.

Hellmann appoints 11 new sales mangers

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK has announced it will be appointing 11 new acount managers in the New Year, as part of its Hellmann Account Manager Scheme.

The scheme was launched in 2009 and, during its first year Hellmann reckons it contributed to a 12 per cent increase in revenue on the European road freight product.


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