Mark Aylwin is the new supply chain director at Musgrave Budgens Londis. Formerly with Safeway, he became director of supply chain operations in 1997 and was promoted from there to its PLC board as supply director. In his latest role, Aylwin is responsible for developing an optimum distribution network for the company’s independent and corporate stores.
Peter Smith has been appointed chairman of British Airways Regional Cargo (BARC). In his new role he will work closely with Pat Pearse, managing director of BARC. Smith, formerly chief executive of Menzies Aviation, and a member of John Menzies’ board, joined BARC as a non-executive director in September 2004. With 30 years’ experience in the industry and has taken over the chairmanship from Bryan Bullman.
James Wells has been promoted to World Cargo’s board of directors. He has worked his way through the company from trainee level at the company’s Manchester branch and was winner of the BIFA Young Freight Forwarder of the Year 2004. Wells says: “I am looking forward to my enhanced role in the operational side which I am sure will help our branches to achieve greater profitability.”
Steve Hodkinson, former managing director of Toyota Industrial Equipment, has become the new president of the British Industrial Truck Association. BITA is the leading body for the UK materials handling industry and represents all major forklift and warehouse equipment brands. Hodkinson comments: “I am greatly looking forward to the challenge and helping BITA to work with its members.”
Logistics efficiency company Key3 Partners has appointed Ian Robinson as director to head up its new Information Systems team. Prior to joining Key3 Partners, Robinson was IT director Europe for Technicolor. Robinson has significant experience in the sector gained from senior IT roles. Craig Bunker, managing director of Key3 Partners says: “We are delighted that Ian has chosen to join our organisation at this exciting stage of our development.”