John Stubbings and Rachel Morley are elected, Larry Klimczyk is hired and Carsten Mortensen is appointed nonexecutive chairman.
John Stubbings (pictured above right) has been elected national chair of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) for a two-year term.
Stubbings is the group director and company secretary for the Woodland Group. He also is chair of BIFA’s legal and insurance policy group.
Stubbings succeeds Mark Bromley, who becomes immediate past chair for two years.
In addition, Rachel Morley (above left), general manager for operations at BIFA member company Spatial Global, has been elected vice chair. She was named a BIFA director in 2017 and chairs the trade association’s Midlands region.
“John and Rachel’s wide-ranging experience in helping to run successful freight forwarding companies will ensure that BIFA and its members will benefit greatly from these new appointments,” said Robert Keen, BIFA director general.
Joining the board as a director is Charles Hogg, the commercial director for Unsworth Global Logistics. He also is the chair of BIFA’s maritime, road and rail policy group. He replaces Andrew Melton, of Ligentia, who has stepped down after 14 years of service on the board. He will continue to assist BIFA in a council role as vice president.
FarEye, a technology solution provider to enable the efficient movement of goods, announced the appointment of Larry Klimczyk as president of the Americas.
Klimczyk, described in the announcement as a senior industry veteran, will be responsible for the expansion and growth of FarEye customers and solutions in the Americas.
The company also announced that co-founder and CTO Gaurav Srivastava is moving to the United States and an office is being opened in Chicago.
“Since onboarding our first customer in the U.S., FarEye has grown rapidly and consistently in the region. There are many global players with whom we have been associated in our home turf, India, for over three years. This move will help us serve them locally as well,” Srivastava said.
With its digital logistics platform, FarEye is one of India’s fastest-growing startups, with a 280% increase in average rate of return year-over-year, according to a press release, which said the company is targeting 325% revenue growth this fiscal year.
StormGeo, a global provider of weather intelligence and decision support services, on Tuesday appointed Carsten Mortensen as the nonexecutive chairman of its board of directors.
He brings more than 30 years of operational experience, having held leadership positions at global Nordic companies, such as A.P. Møller-Mærsk, D/S Norden and most recently as CEO of BW Group. Mortensen also has been a strong advocate for the adoption of digital services and sustainable business practices through his chairmanships of the Danish Shipowners Association and Vækstteam, an initiative to fuel growth in the maritime industry supported by the Danish government, according to the announcement.
Rikke Kjær Nielsen, a partner at EQT Partners, said Mortensen “has an excellent track record of growing Nordic companies into global champions via a relentless focus on speed and execution, innovative business models and developing people. We also thank Jonas Persson for his valuable work as chairman, particularly his successful efforts to advance StormGeo’s technology capabilities, and look forward to the continued cooperation on technology-related topics.”
Mortensen said, “StormGeo is an exciting company that operates at the forefront of global megatrends, such as climate change, digitalization and increasing regulations. I believe that with my experience I will be able to assist the talented people at StormGeo in pursuing their mission to continuously create world-leading products which reduce risk and increase safety for its customers.”
According to a press release, more than 12,000 ships rely on StormGeo software or services for navigational planning, route optimization, weather and fleet performance.