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Hendy to be president of CILT

London transport chief Peter Hendy is to be the next president of the CILT. He will take over from Sir Moir Lockhead on 20th May.

Hendy is a fellow of the institute and has been a vice president since 2008. Until last year he was chair of the Commission for Integrated Transport, and is also a fellow of the Institute of Highways & Transportation.

Sir Moir Lockhead said: “Peter Hendy is a past winner of the Institute’s annual Sir Robert Lawrence Award for an individual who has made a sustained contribution to logistics and transport, and I am extremely pleased that the presidency will be in such excellent hands when I leave the role.”

Baumann joins Geodis Wilson

Peter Baumann has joined Geodis Wilson as global director automotive, as part of the firm’s strategy to develop its logistics activities in the automotive sector.

He will be based in the Geodis Wilson office at Kelsterbach, Germany, and will be in charge of developing and expanding the Company’s automotive logistics business worldwide.

Baumann began his career at DHL, where he was global account manager, before taking on roles such as director of business development automotive and director of international business development at Menlo Worldwide Logistics.

New finance director for iForce

iForce, has made Malcolm Cooper its finance director, and remarketing and refurbishment specialist Mark Kiteley its head of refurbishment.

Cooper qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 and has worked with for PricewaterhouseCoopers, BOC and most recently Acal a technology products and services supplier, where he has held finance director roles for 11 years.

Kiteley will be responsible for iForce’s new refurbishment and remarketing service, having established the firm’s first refurbishment facility at its Saltley Park returns processing centre.

de Vroet becomes global head of Damco ocean freight

Damco has appointed Diederick de Vroet as its global head of ocean freight.

De Vroet worked for more than 20 years with Kuehne+Nagel International where he was responsible for the ocean freight operations as well as sales and airfreight during different management positions throughout Europe and Asia. His last post was in Uxbridge, United Kingdom where he was named senior vice president of ocean freight for North West Europe in April, 2009.

In his new position with Damco, based in Copenhagen, he will help to build the structure of Damco’s global carrier management team.

Manchester logistics provider hires Duke

John Duke has joined Manchester logistics provider AKW as commercial director with the task of developing increased sales across its contract packing, warehousing and transport divisions.

Duke had worked for the freight forwarding company Davies Turner for over 40 years.

AKW operates under the trading brands AK Worthington and World Freight Centre.

AMI promotes Graves

Air Menzies International is developing its USA business by promoting Renee Graves to the newly-created position of general manager sales, based in Atlanta.

In her new post, she is responsible for AMI’s entire USA sales operation, covering its 6 offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston.

Graves’ airfreight career began with Mitsubishi in 1993. She went on to work for a major freight forwarder, spent time in customs brokerage, and worked for a multi-national airline general sales agent, the world’s largest charter broker and an airline. Her experience includes all aspects of sales and operations.

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