Starbucks has appointed Deverl Maserang to lead the company's Global Supply Chain Organization, the company announced Thursday.
Beginning June 3, Maserang will become executive vice president responsible for supply chain operations worldwide, which encompasses responsibilities from manufacturing and engineering to procurement and inventory management. Maserang joins Starbucks from Chiquita Brands International and brings more than two decades of experience in supply chain leadership positions. In leading the Global Value Chain for Chiquita and Fresh Express, he oversaw about 20,000 employees. Before Chiquita, Maserang worked in supply chain positions at Pepsi Bottling Group, United Parcel Service, and several start-ups.
Maserang will report to Starbucks CFO Troy Alstead, who is also the company's chief administrative officer, and be a part of the company's Senior Leadership Team. Maserang's appointment follows other recent, senior leadership appointments by the company. After its Q1 report, Starbucks moved around five people in its Senior Leadership Team.
Wallem has appointed new leadership in Malaysia and Thailand, where the company has appointed a new CEO and Regional Logistics Manager respectively.
Afifuddin Shafiee, who is now the CEO of the Malaysia office, has been working in the supply chain management business for more than 20 years. For the last four years, he held the role of CEO for two companies and served as Country General Manager for a US-based logistics company in Malaysia. In this role, he negotiated and secured multi-million dollar contracts with large multinational companies and Government Link Companies.
Johan Vermeiren has recently been appointment in a newly created role of Regional Logistics Manager. Before joining the company, he led regional and country logistics organisations most notably for GAC in Thailand. He joined Wallem Ship Agencies on May 1, where he brings more than 20 years of experience in forwarding and logistics. He is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Ron Widdows, CEO, Rickmers Group and Rickmers-Linie, has been inducted into the Annual International Maritime Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the global maritime industry.
He was one of only six people awarded the honour in a ceremony in New York on 8 May 2013 at a dinner attended by 400 maritime industry colleagues. Other inductees included Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller, Chairman, A.P. Møller-Maersk (posthumous award) and Michael Bloomberg, the Mayor of New York City.
Mr Widdows, who joined Rickmers in February 2012, is a former CEO of NOL/APL and has more than 40 years’ experience in the shipping industry. He is currently the Chairman of the World Shipping Council, which is based in Washington DC, and is on the Advisory Boards of the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point NY and the International Transport Forum, based in Europe. He is a past Chairman of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Supply Chain Management Program has partnered with Penn State Smeal College of Business Supply Chain and Information Systems to grant an MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award to the most outstanding graduating senior in the supply chain programme.
The award, which grants a tuition scholarship for the student’s use toward the MIT Supply Chain Management Master’s Degree Program, has been granted to three Penn State students this year: Courtney Quisenberry, Lindsey Joyce and Samantha Jarmul.
According to Bob Novack, associate professor of supply chain and information systems, this is the only partnership of this kind in MIT’s Supply Chain Management Program. MIT does not have an undergraduate programme in supply chain, but their Supply Chain Management Program is the top-rated supply chain graduate programme in the country.
Maersk Line has announced that it has appointed Stephen Schueler as its new chief commercial officer, a move that will come into effect on 27 May.
The shipping giant said that Schueler was joining the company from Microsoft, where he has held the position of head of global retail sales and marketing, and will replace current CFO Lucas Vos.
In his new position, Schueler will be responsible for more than 9,000 Maersk Line employees in 125 countries, which include the global country organisations and all global sales, customer service and communication-related tasks.
Two Panalpina executives have been elected to two global air cargo associations' boards.
Lucas Kuehner joins the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Jeannette Goeldi joins the board of Cargo 2000 (C2K).
Kuehner is Panalpina's global head of Air Freight and Goeldi is responsible for the company's standards and governance in the Air Freight division. TIACA and Cargo 2000 represent the major players in the air cargo industry.
Thome Group today announced the appointment of Ms Allinger Lim Eng Oon as Senior Manager, Operations Finance.
Ms Lim is based in Singapore and is responsible for all aspects of finance, controlling and accounting for vessels under management within the ship management and offshore management segments of the group. She will also assume responsibility for the group’s shared services centre located in Manila.
Ms Lim joined the Thome Group as Vessel Accounting Manager in 2009. She has more than 15 years post graduate experience as a finance professional having worked with renowned multinational companies such as Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey Group and Samina SCI. She has a degree in Commerce, specialising in accounting, from Murdoch University in Australia.
Oliver Evans, chief cargo officer Swiss International Air Lines and Enno Osinga, senior vice president cargo Amsterdam Airport Schiphol have been elected new chairman and vice chairman respectively of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and each will serve a two-year term.
Oliver, who has held the post of vice chairman for the past two years, succeeds Michael Steen, executive vice president and coo of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, who took over as TIACA chairman in 2010.
UTi Worldwide has increased the size of its board from seven to nine members and has appointed Josh Paulson to the board for a term that expires in 2015.
A second director with operational experience will be appointed at the conclusion of the logistics company’s ongoing search process, with a completion date targeted for the summer of 2013.
Paulson is a partner at P2 Capital Partners, currently UTi’s largest shareholder. He also currently serves on the board of Interline Brands. Prior to P2, Paulson was a principal at Reservoir Capital Group, and before that, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co.
Damco has announced the appointment of Helmut Kaspers as its new CCO for West Europe Region. Kaspers was previously with leading international 3PL company, Logwin, as a member of its executive committee with specific focus on Ocean and Air.
His career includes roles as CEO of Birkart Globistics Group, Regional Director of West Germany for Kuehne + Nagel, Executive Vice President for Ocean Freight at DB Schenker and Product Manager for Seafreight at Dachser.
In addition to his new role as Damco West Europe CCO, Kaspers will continue to act as non-executive director of the board of TAL International (USA), a container leasing company, a role he commenced during his sabbatical in 2012.