Global logistics provider Agility announced Thursday that Essa Al-Saleh, CEO of its Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) business, is stepping down after 13 years in the role and 22 years with the company. Industry veteran Chris Price will become GIL CEO on May 1.
Price currently heads Agility’s nearly $1.5 billion Asia-Pacific logistics business and has been with the company 36 years. In previous roles, he served as CEO for the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Northern Europe.
Soren Poulsen, currently head of Agility GIL North Asia, will succeed Price as regional CEO for Asia-Pacific. Poulsen joined Agility in 2014 as CEO for Greater China and later assumed the role of area CEO for North Asia, which includes Japan, Korea and Taiwan.In addition to freight forwarding and contract logistics, Agility GIL acts as a partner for Shipa Freight, the online freight forwarder founded by Switzerland-based Agility to serve small and midsize companies.
Consolidated Chassis Management
Consolidated Chassis Management (CCM), headquartered in Budd Lake, New Jersey, last week announced a series of changes to its organization and executive leadership “to support the company’s plans to drive future growth by enhancing its core business and entering new growth areas.”
Jim Woods has been promoted from general manager of the mid-South and Southeast regions to director of operations for the Southern division.He will oversee operations of the South Atlantic Consolidated Chassis Pool (SACP), Mid-South Consolidated Chassis Pool (MCCP) and Gulf Consolidated Chassis Pool (GCCP) and continue to be located in Memphis, Tennessee. Woods, who first joined the MCCP as pool manager in October 2006, is the only employee who has served in a management capacity for all six of CCM’s pools.
Robert Kline has been promoted from general manager of the Southeast region to director of operations for the Midwest. He will oversee operations of the Chicago and Ohio Valley Consolidated Chassis Pool (COCP), Midwest Consolidated Chassis Pool (MWCP) and Denver Consolidated Chassis Pool (DCCP) and continue to be located in Kansas City, Missouri. Kline joined MWCP as a pool manager in 2008. He also has served as a senior pool manager.
Gene Bambach has been promoted from general manager of COCP to director of business partner relations.He will focus on improving relations with industry partners to drive CCM’s strategy and will continue to work out of the Chicago office. CCM’s fourth employee, Bambach joined the company in 2008 as general manager of COCP.
“These changes will place some of our most experienced executives into mission-critical operational and customer-facing roles while also bringing additional perspectives to the management of our business,” said CEO Michael Wilson. “There are tremendous opportunities ahead of us, and we are aligning our organization to go after them.”
STEMCO, an EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO) company and manufacturer of heavy-duty components and solutions for commercial vehicles, has announced the promotion of Chip Stuhr to vice president of sales and marketing.
Stuhr joined the company in 2004 as a district sales manager and has held leadership roles in sales, marketing, product and general management. Before his promotion, he was the director of aftermarket sales in the Americas.
Headquartered in Longview, Texas, STEMCO has offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, China and Mexico.
Southeastern Freight Lines
Regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Southeastern Freight Lines, headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina, has promoted Zach Vincent to service center manager in Orlando, Florida.
Vincent joined Southeastern more than 14 years ago as a part-time freight handler in Georgia. He most recently was the service center manager in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Mark Schwarzmueller, regional vice president of operations for Southeastern Freight Lines, said Vincent’s “commitment to serving others and proven track record in leadership development empowers his teams to succeed.”