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McInerney joins IPP Logipal

Carl McInerney has been hired as UK and Ireland commercial director by IPP Logipal, the one way trip pallet pool.

In the new role he will be responsible for sales, marketing, business development and the customer services team.

McInerney has some 25 years of experience working in the supply chain with FMCG producers as well as retailers, and in the grocery, wholesale and licensed markets, and with brands such as Coca Cola, Carling and Bass Brewers.

He joins IPP Logipal from Peters Bookselling Service, the largest UK wholesaler of children’s books to schools and libraries, where he was managing director for the last two years.

Inform appoints international director of sales

Software firm Inform has appointed Karsten Horn as international director of sales.

Horn will be responsible for driving sales outside’s the company’s native territory, Germany, and developing its international channel programme.

Horn has over 13 years experience of consulting organisations on supply chain matters.  During this time, he has worked for Dr. Städtler Consulting, Atos Origin and the BASF IT Services.

Technical specialist for Michelin Tyre

Michelin Tyre has promoted Brian Porteous to technical product marketing manager.

His remit includes truck, bus and coach products within the UK and Ireland.

Porteous worked as an Industrial Engineer for Michelin’s since 1990, and spent four seasons at its competitions department as a tyre engineer within the TWR Volvo British Touring Car Team.

In 1999 he moved to Michelin’s truck division and became responsible for technical support to UK customers, including the Ministry of Defence.  During this time he has also acted as Michelin’s ‘expert-witness’ in product liability cases for its Group products – a role he will continue to maintain.

Kircil made senior area manager

René Kircil has been appointed senior area manager sales at Traxon Europe, the e-communications services provider for the airfreight industry.

He now oversees regional sales teams for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. He will be charged with expanding the Middle East business of the company.

Kircil brings more than twenty years experience in the global CEP and forwarding industry to the job, having started his career with UPS. He also worked as business development manager for a global logistics services provider in Saudi Arabia.


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