People news March 2015 02 February 2015

Senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell is to be the next president of CILT, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Mrs Bell, who has been a Fellow of CILT for 10 years and vice-president for the past two, will take over the one-year tenure from Jim Spittle at an inauguration lunch to be held in London on 8 May 2015.

Farrall's Transport, the Cheshire-based logistics firm, has announced changes to its senior management team with the appointment of Mike Farrall as chairman and Jim Perry as managing director.

Mercedes-Benz van fleet operators in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire ill find a new business development manager at dealer Rygor in the shape of Richard Brain. He will be working with group van sales manager Rob Thrift.

Oliever Hecht is Bibby Distribution's new managing director. He joins Bibby following a period as managing partner of U-Net Supply Chain Consultancy in Berlin. He was previously managing director of Metro Group Logistics Turkey and Greece, chairman of managing directors for Brink's Deutschland.

Damian McGarry, managing director of Wrightbus International, has received the IoD First Trust Bank International Director of the Year Award at Northern Ireland's IoD event 2014 and now progresses to the UK finals 2015.

Three employees from Staffordshire-based vehicle hire and fleet management specialist, Prohire, have completed Level 5 City & Guilds management diplomas. They are: Michael Steele, operations manager; Arlene Shearer, training and compliance manager; and Michelle Miles, customer relations manager.

Refrigerental by Enterprise Flex-E-Rent has promoted Maria Nykoluk to the sales development team at its award-winning temperature controlled vehicle rental and contract hire division.

Independent Volvo and Isuzu CV dealer MC Truck and Bus has appointed two new general managers for its Burgess Hill and Southampton depots. Jim McPhillimey, who previously worked for the firm in service and business development, has taken over the former. Southampton sees Craig Williams taking over, having moved from his position as regional process manager for Volvo London.

Former CEO of Bibby Supply Chain Services Iain Speak has secured two new roles after forming his own business, Iain Speak Consultancy. He has been appointed a consultant for Taiwan-based Dimerco Express Group, a global logistics service provider. The firm currently enjoys significant business from companies in China and within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). His brief is to work closely with senior executives to help accelerate global development in Europe, potentially through acquisition.

Ogilvie Fleet has secured David Raponi as business development director to lead its growth into the UK's larger fleet market, reporting to sales and marketing director Nick Hardy. He has 14 years experience in the leasing and fleet management industry, working for three international leasing companies.

Hankook Tyre UK has appointed Jong Jin Park managing director of the company's second largest entity in Europe. He has previously worked in sales and marketing at Hankook Tire's global and American headquarters, and takes over from Gaugseung Lee, who is now vice president of marketing and sales at the company's European headquarters.

Morris Lubricants technical advisor Wayne Devonport has achieved the UKLA Certificate of Lubricant Competence.

Bill Acres, who runs Acres & Acres Supply Chain Consulting, is to be European Supply Chain Day champion in the UK on 16 April. He will be encouraging organisations and individuals to get involved, and visiting as many events as possible on the day.

Brian Tinham

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