Paul Carvell, has become chief executive of Business Direct. Carvell has been the non-executive chairman since June 2006. He is replacing Tim Houstoun, who will remain on the board as an executive director.
From February 2001 to December 2005, Carvell was chief executive of Business Post Group. Previously, he was at Christian Salvesen as the board director responsible for its Industrial Division, and before that he held senior positions with; Penske, BET/Rentokil, TDG and TNT UK.
Carvell has commenced a strategic review, the result of which is expected to be announced in late October. He said: “Since leaving Business Post, I have been looking for a vehicle for my ambitions to build another substantial logistics business.
“Having being involved with the company since June, I firmly believe that Business Direct is the best such vehicle and I am looking forward to my new role as its chief executive. I believe the company’s business model is robust and am excited by the opportunity that it presents.”
Nikki Skegg has been appointed quality manager – Tachofta, for the FTA. Skegg joined the FTA in 2000 as a tachograph inspector before joining the systems auditing team. Since April 2005 she has been responsible for managing and delivering FTA’s special in-house tachograph auditing service for Asda.
Paul Archer has been appointed UK commercial manager for Daher. He joins the company from Magellan Aerospace.
He will be responsible for business development within Daher helping UK aerospace companies manage their supply chains.
Ian Meyrick has been appointed as the new board director for P&O Ferrymasters. He will have responsibility for further development of the company’s growing Irish business.
Robin Vega, a founding partner of simulation and modelling company, Cirrus Logistics, has been appointed managing director.
Industry personality Tony Jauncey who was honoured by the BMHF earlier this year, has retired from the materials handling industry, after a career spanning more than 45 years.
He was head of Welconstruct Customer Solutions’ distribution and logistics sector.
Mark Ness has been appointed development director, continental Europe, for Wincanton. He will help develop its pan-European business.
He will lead a small central team which will support development activity in France, Germany, Spain, Benelux, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.