A CEO is named for Europe, and a vice president for labor relations is appointed.
DHL Express has appointed Alberto Nobis as its new CEO for Europe, paving the way for his return to the company’s global management board.
Nobis (pictured above right) was the global CFO for DHL Express from 2009 to 2012, before relocating to his home country of Italy in 2013. As CEO of DHL Express Italy, he helped drive the division’s growth in the Italian market.
Nobis has taken over responsibility for Express Europe from John Pearson, who became the global CEO of DHL Express.
“For DHL Express, quality and growth are the pillars of our past and future success,” Pearson said. “Since his move to Italy as managing director, Alberto has proven that he is capable focusing on both. His efforts to push the Express Italy business on all fronts have contributed to Italy becoming one of our largest markets and one in which we expect continuing high performance.
“We are looking forward to seeing Alberto use his in-depth expertise to take DHL Express to the next level of its growth Europe-wide in 2019 and beyond,” Pearson said.
Crowley Maritime Corp. has promoted Ira Douglas to vice president of labor relations to lead the company’s relationships, operating agreements and partnerships with unions representing seafarers, terminal stevedores and truck drivers.
Formerly the director of labor relations, Douglas (pictured above left) will continue to be based in the company’s Jacksonville, Fla., office and will report to Bill Pennella, vice chairman and executive vice president.
“Ira has diverse experience serving at sea, as well as directing the services involving the 3,000 mariners who ably operate our vessels and those of our customers around the world,” Pennella said. “His leadership and industry knowledge will help us continue to provide innovative, reliable and safe services across the diverse fleets and terminals where we operate.”
Douglas joined Crowley as a marine recruiter in 2006 and became manager of marine recruiting and development in 2008. He was promoted to director of marine personnel in 2009 and to director of labor relations in 2017.
He fills the role of Rudy Leming Jr., who recently transitioned to vice president of operations integration for CrowleyLogistics.