• ITVI.USA
    15,360.600
    75.400
    0.5%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.768
    -0.011
    -0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.410
    -0.010
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,331.810
    75.820
    0.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,360.600
    75.400
    0.5%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.768
    -0.011
    -0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.410
    -0.010
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,331.810
    75.820
    0.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
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American ShipperShipping

Executive Moves: Nexxiot, Grote Industries, IUMI

Swiss company rebrands and names new management team, Indiana-based firm hires a national fleet sales manager and insurance union appoints an ambassador for Asia.

   Nexxiot announced Wednesday that it “has expanded and completed its management team.”
   Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Nexxiot AG, a spinoff of technical university ETH Zurich, develops and delivers digital supply chain management solutions.
   “With the latest personnel decisions, company founder and CEO Christoph Wartmann will now withdraw from the operative business,” the announcement said, adding that he will join the company’s administrative board.
   The new chief executive officer is Helmut Kaspers (pictured above). He has held management positions with Dachser GmbH & Co., DB Schenker Logistics, Kuhne + Nagel KG, Logwin AG, TAL International Inc. and CEVA Logistics. Kaspers most recently supported the state of Qatar in setting up its QFZ.
   Andy Nutz has joined Nexxiot as chief operating officer. The company said he has extensive experience with logistics processes and IT systems, particularly in air and ocean freight and multimodal transport operations.
   Marcel Scheurer, who joined Nexxiot in April 2016, has been named chief commercial officer. “He has already been responsible for all the financial and commercial matters during the company’s growth phase in Switzerland, Germany and the USA during the last few years,” said Nexxiot, adding that Scheurer previously worked for Bain & Company and Credit Suisse.
   In addition, Nexxiot announced the appointment of three vice presidents to manage business units. They are Timon Bock, vice president of sales; Uwe Bormann, vice president of marketing; and Mark Carlso, vice president of business development in the United States. 
   Nexxiot also announced Wednesday that it had a new brand.
   “In addition to a new logo, claim and corporate design, the Swiss company has also overhauled its website and top-level domain,” the announcement said. “The startup previously operated under the name Nexiot. Despite these developments, the company’s core business — i.e. providing IoT-based solutions along global supply chains — has not changed.”

   Grote Industries has hired Jami Fletcher as national fleet sales manager.
   Grote Industries, headquartered in Madison, Ind., specializes in lighting and vehicle safety systems for fleets, OEM and aftermarket distribution.
   Fletcher has more than 25 years of experience in the fleet industry, according to Grote Industries, which said she “has an outstanding record of exceeding expectations while providing exceptional customer support in a very fast-paced environment, along with a proven skill set and experience identifying business concerns, formulating strategic plans, initiating change and implementing new processes in ever-changing conditions and diverse environments.”

   The International Union of Marine Insurance has appointed Agnes Choi as an Asia ambassador.
   Choi is chair of promotion and external relations for the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board and a former member of IUMI’s executive committee.
   Her key responsibilities will including acting as a liaison with Asian markets, advising insurance professionals on IUMI, providing information about Asian marine insurance to the executive committee, working with and building membership across the region and acting as an IUMI education ambassador.
   With roots tracing back to 1874, IUMI, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, represents 43 national and marine market insurance and reinsurance associations.

Kim Link-Wills, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Kim Link-Wills has written about everything from agriculture as a reporter for Illinois Agri-News to zoology as editor of the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. Her work has garnered awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Magazine Association of the Southeast. Prior to serving as managing editor of American Shipper, Kim spent more than four years with XPO Logistics.

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