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New KLM board members

Camiel Eurlings and Erik Varwijk will join the statutory managing board of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on 1st July 2011.

Eurlings’ main responsibility will be Air France – KLM Cargo. He said: “My responsibility for cargo returns me to my original discipline as a logistical engineer. It is an extremely interesting job which will also enable me to better plan my private life.”

Erik Varwijk has worked for KLM since 1989 and will retain his role as executive vice president commercial passenger business.

The KLM Managing Board will then consist of four statutory managing directors, also including KLM pesident & chief executive officer Peter Hartman and chief financial officer Frédéric Gagey.

The proposed appointments will be presented for approval at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 1st July 2011.


City Link hires Hawley as general manager

Delivery firm City Link has hired Rob Hawley as general manager of its Newmarket depot.

Hawley has three decades of experience in the transport industry, with some 15 years in the parcel sector. He previously worked as General Manager for Nightfreight at its St Neots Depot.  He has also worked in production and distribution for Kia Ora, Cambridge-based DMC and Laserpoint.

In the new position Hawley will manage 75 staff handling some 19,000 parcels per week.


Baracoda makes two US appointments

Baracoda, a manufacturer of Bluetooth barcode and RFID scanners, has hired Calvin Le and Raphael Bulira as sales manager and technical support engineer, respectively.

Le will be responsible for business development management for Americas and Canada. He has ten years experience in this market, and previously headed similar functions at Open Text and Hewlett Packard.

Bulira will provide technical support as well as customer care for American and Canadian markets.


McKail joins Damco from Agility

John McKail has joined Damco, from Agility, as head of field sales, Northern UK.

McKail has previously held senior commercial positions with Agility, La Poste and UPS. His will be tasked with developing Damco’s presence in the region.

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