On January 1, 2016, Eckhart von Sass will hand over responsibility for the Mercedes-Benz Global Logistics Center to Klaus Ziemsky. von Sass is leaving the company at the end of 2015. Ziemsky, is currently head of the Logistic Supply Chain & Processes department. In addition to being responsible for the Global Logistics Center, he will also be in charge of the German, European and regional logistics centres and the central warehouse in Tuscaloosa, USA, as of January 1, 2016. Ziemsky started his career at Daimler AG in 1992. In 1999, he was made head of the logistics centre in Nuremberg and subsequently of the logistics centre in Hannover. Since 2011, Ziemsky has been responsible for the area of administrative logistics at the Global Logistics Center in Germersheim and for the regional logistics centers in Warsaw, Dubai and Singapore.
Mike Andaloro has been named president of global logistics firm BDP International. He succeeds John Bolte, who will head a new wholly-owned subsidiary, 360(o) Predictive Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Also, Lance Malesh, global chief sales and marketing officer, has been promoted to the newly created position of chief commercial officer. Andaloro has worked for BDP for more than 25 years, most recently as global chief operating officer, a role he will retain as president. As president of 360(o) Predictive Logistics, which is to be launched in early 2016, Bolte will be responsible for its strategic direction and executive leadership of all functional departments, including technology, operations, sales, marketing and compliance. Malesh will be responsible for all new business creation functions, including ocean, air and surface transportation as well as general management of the company’s new 360(o) Predictive Logistics unit. These responsibilities are in addition to his continued leadership of the global sales, business development and marketing/communications departments. He joined BDP in 2013 as global chief sales and marketing officer.
RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company, appointed Jim Ragland as area director, central region and Mike Clemons moves into the role of vice-president of sales. Ragland is an accomplished logistics, business development and sales executive with over 25 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industries. Before RoadOne, he was director,
business development and sales with the Hub Group, and held logistics management positions at several ocean carriers. Clemons has been with RoadOne over eight years. In his new position, he’ll work to expand existing business and develop new accounts for RoadOne and US IntermodaLogistics, the national agent drayage and brokerage affiliate of RoadOne.