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DHL promotes Slade and Kaufmann

DHL has made Mark Slade president and representative director of DHL Global Forwarding Japan.

Slade succeeds Charles Kaufmann, who is relocating to DHL Global Forwarding’s North Asia Pacific Office in Hong Kong as chief operating officer North Asia Pacific.

Salde was chief operating officer of DHL Global Forwarding Japan, having assumed that role in April 2009. He joined DHL Global Forwarding (then known as Danzas AEI), in 2002 as director, Airfreight at the Asia Pacific regional office in Singapore.

Little moves up at Evolution Time Critical

Emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has promoted Graham Little to the role of European sales manager.

Little will now be responsible for introducing new customers and developing relationships with existing clients worldwide.

Port leaves Masternaut

Martin Port, managing director of Masternaut UK, has left the company following the combination of the business with Cybit Group Holdings.

Port founded the UK business in 2002 with hardware support and a licensed brand from Masternaut International based in France. He developed software and the firm grew from two employees to 150, employed from Aberford, Leeds and Skipton in Yorkshire.

Port said: “I am delighted with the collaboration with Cybit and view this as an amazing opportunity for colleagues to grow their career roadmaps in a much larger organisation with a bigger reach. The new Masternaut business will grow to become the world’s number one telematics company. I’m proud to have contributed and will remain a strong advocate and friend to the group.”

Bill Henry, Masternaut group chief executive officer, said: “Martin’s drive and his belief in the broad business benefits of telematics galvanised both Masternaut and the whole telematics industry.”

Three executive appointments at Aspect

Software as a Service provider Aspect Enterprise Solutions has added three members to its executive management team.

Timur Alavidze takes over the role of chief technology officer based in Moscow. He will lead the company’s technology group, as the firm works to launch an enhanced operations module with advanced logistics and inventory capabilities.

Seetha Bansil joins as finance director to oversee all aspects of finance and administration globally.  Seetha has extensive experience working with globally focused companies including Johnson and Johnson, Dun and Bradstreet, and Rank Xerox.

Chetna Bhatia takes over as director of consulting services. Before joining AES as senior project manager in 2009, Chetna had 16 years of experience in technical and program management for financial derivatives markets.

Unwin hires supply chain and dispatch personnel

Unwin Safety Systems has recruited Kate Williams and Mark Tavender to support the company’s international growth.

Williams, becomes supply chain assistant in charge of international procurement, and Tavender becomes despatch supervisor, sending systems to New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, most of mainland Europe, America and Hong Kong.

Williams had worked in sales for GKN Aerospace in Yeovil. Tavender has worked for Screwfix, and Sherbourne firm Charles Enderict.

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