Inside Logistics

Who’s on the move this week: February 24, 2014

Appointments, promotions and moves from around the sector


February 24, 2014
by MM&D Online staff

Roy Coburn

Roy Coburn will become the new president of  Livingston Canada. During his two-year tenure as president of Livingston US, net revenues tripled and the company significantly expanded an important and growing operation in US Brokerage Air/Sea and on the southern border.

Stephen McDermott has been promoted to director education and training with CIFFA. Since joining CIFFA in 2011, Stephen has implemented many new education and training offerings and delivery methods to benefit the learning needs of its members. Some of these new strategies include new online lessons, exercises and exams for the CIFFA certificate programs, and the implementation of E-learning on demand. Stephen currently teaches the FIATA/ICAO and IATA Air Dangerous Goods course, and works diligently to find new ways to offer training to satisfy the needs of Canadian Freight Forwarders and others in the global supply chain.

Carsten Hernig

Carsten Hernig is the new managing director of Lufthansa subsidiary, Jettainer GmbH, an outsourced ULD management provider. Hernig had assumed his new position on January 1, 2014. Until the end of March 2014 he will lead the company in collaboration with Alexander Plümacher. Hernig’s career at the Lufthansa group of companies spans 15 years. The business graduate had initially worked in Singapore as manager of marketing control and capacity planning of the Asian-Pacific region. In 2003, he was appointed sales manager in Russia and the CIS-countries in Moscow, before he  managed the South China, Hong Kong and Taiwan regions in Hong Kong. Most recently, Hernig held the position as regional director for South Asia, the Middle East and Pakistan, based in New Delhi. Plümacher lead Jettainer for six years and will leave the company on April 1, 2014 to take on new challenges.

Bridger, LLC, a crude oil marketing and midstream logistics company based in Dallas, Texas, has brought Guillermo Grossi aboard as a managing director in the marketing and logistics team, focused on executing the company’s strategy in the Rockies. He will lead Bridger’s satellite office in Denver, Colorado. Grossi was on the forefront of the development of crude by rail in the Bakken, Niobrara, and Canada, as a transportation alternative to pipelines.