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2021 Starts Off Right for These Global Traders


2021 Starts Off Right for These Global Traders

Burkhard Eling will become CEO and Executive Board spokesman of logistics provider Dachser. The former leader of Dachser’s Corporate Strategy, Human Resources and Marketing units will succeed Bernhard Simon, who will take over as chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Kempten, Germany-based family-owned company at mid-year.

Tim Thorne announced his retirement as president ArcBest less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight, effective June 30. Seth Runser, ABF vice president-linehaul operations, will be promoted to the new role of ABF chief operating officer, effective Feb. 1, and he will become ABF president on July 1.

Paul Brady has been named CEO of 3Gtms, LLC, a global provider of cloud-based transportation management software based in Shelton, Connecticut. Brady, who has a long track record of success with start-ups, growth companies, and complex multinational businesses, succeeds Mitch Weseley, who retired to join the 3Gtms Board of Directors.

Brian Drees, who has more than 25 years of management/engineering experience, has joined ODW Logistics as the Columbus, Ohio-based company’s new senior director of Operational Excellence. And we can’t forget to mention that John Haber will now lead the small parcel division of Transportation Insight.

After 18 years as Pfizer’s cold chain and network solutions specialist, Matthew Tomkinson has joined Softbox as a Technical Solutions specialist. Softbox is a leading global innovator and provider of passive temperature-controlled packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, life science, and cold chain logistics industries.

Jannie Davel has joined Delta Cargo as managing director-Commercial, while Vishal Bhatnagar has been promoted to managing director-Global Cargo Operations. Davel, who will lead the Sales, Alliances and Product Management divisions, hails from DHL Global Forwarding and Emirates SkyCargo. Bhatnagar most recently was Delta Caro’s director of Cargo Operations Performance and Customer Experience.

Geert Aerts will be the new director of Cargo & Logistics at Brussels Airport. He had been active in aviation the previous 17 years at CAE Inc. Aerts succeeds Steven Polmans.

B&H Worldwide, a leading global provider of aerospace time-critical logistics solutions, appointed Michael Haskins as its head of Global Sales. He was most recently at Tala (The Aerospace Logistics Alliance).