Who’s on the move: May 20, 2024

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Toyota Material Handling North America

Mark Taggart

Mark Taggart, former Toyota Industries Commercial Finance (TICF) president and CEO, assumed the role of chief financial officer (CFO) for Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) on April 1. Taggart will continue his role as chairman of Toyota Industries Global Commercial Finance, overseeing TICF. Taggart joined the Toyota group of companies in 1996. During an assignment in Japan in 2012, Taggart assumed key leadership roles at Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFSC), culminating in his promotion to vice-president. Before his most recent role at TICF, Taggart was president and CEO of Toyota Financial Savings Bank (TFSB). John Crews, TICF general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer, will succeed Taggart as TICF president.


The supervisory board of Hapag-Lloyd has approved an early renewal of the contract of CEO Rolf Habben Jansen, which was to run until March 31, 2027, for five years, until March 31, 2029. In addition, the board has agreed to extend the contract of chief information officer and chief human resources officer (CIO/CHRO) Donya-Florence Amer for another five years, to January 31, 2030. Habben Jansen has been a member of the executive board since April 1, 2014 and the CEO of Hapag-Lloyd AG since July 1, 2014. Amer was appointed to the executive board as CIO on February 1, 2022. She has been CHRO since May 1, 2022.


Rob Smith

The Kion Goup has extended CEO Rob Smith’s contract by five years, ensuring his leadership until December 31, 2029. Before joining Kion, Smith was president and CEO of Konecranes. From 2013 to 2019, he was senior vice-president and general manager Europe, Africa and Middle East of AGCO Corporation. Previously, he held management positions in automotive supply and capital goods companies in the U.S., France and Germany. Smith holds a BSE in Systems Engineering from Princeton University, an MBA in International Operations & Finance from the University of Texas at Austin – Red McCombs School of Business. He earned his Diplom-Kaufmann and Dr. rer. pol. degrees from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, Germany and wrote his dissertation on Global Supply Chain Performance and Risk Optimization.