Who’s on the move: October 18, 2021

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
Alexandre Guiard


Alexandre Guiard has joined Dematic as senior vice-president, project execution, Americas. Guiard joins Dematic from KPS Capital Partners where he worked within portfolio operations. before that, he was at Faurecia Automotive Seating and VALEO Thermal Business Group. Having worked in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Japan, France and Brazil, Guiard has more than 20 years of experience. He earned a MBA from The Institute of Business Administration — France; a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from EPMI — France; and a General Management Program (GMP) Business Administration and Management from Harvard Business School. Guiard will be based out of the Dematic Americas’ headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Juergen Adler

Jürgen Adler has been appointed head of the automotive market at Geodis. Adler is a German national and holds a degree in Transport and Logistics from the University of Bonn. He has more than 25 years of experience in the logistics and transport sector of the automotive industry. Speaking several languages, he has worked on five continents, principally in Germany, France, China and the United States. He is based in the GEODIS offices in Frankfurt, Germany.

BDP International

Neil Wheeldon

Neil Wheeldon has been appointed into BDP International‘s newly created role of chief strategy and innovation officer. Wheeldon is a supply chain expert, with over 20 years of industry experience in global trade, digitization, 3PL and 4PL strategy, transformation, and execution across industry verticals including chemicals, electronics, industrial and manufacturing, and retail. He joined BDP in 2019, where he most recently served as the company’s vice-president of solutions and innovation. He also holds master’s degrees in business administration, business law, and supply chain management, and has written extensively on industry trends and economic outlook.


The Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG has extended the contract of Maximilian Rothkopf, its chief operating officer, by five years, until 30 April 2027. Rothkopf was appointed to the executive board of Hapag-Lloyd AG on 1 May 2019. He has been COO since July of that year.