New CEO and CCO for Palletways

New CEO and CCO for Palletways

Palletways Group Limited, which operates Europe’s largest pallet network, has announced the retirement of its current Chief Executive Officer, James Wilson, on 1 July 2019. Wilson’s place will be taken by Palletways Chief Operating Officer, Luis Zubialde, who has worked at the company since 2006. Wilson will continue as a consultant to the company, and to its owner Imperial Logistics International. Says Imperial Logistics International CEO Hakan Bicil: “We would like to thank James Wilson…

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ArrowXl Strengthens Team With Lynne Dixon Appointment

ArrowXl Strengthens Team With Lynne Dixon Appointment

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has made a senior appointment to help support the next stage of its growth and development. Lynne Dixon joins the team as Strategic Account Director, based at the company’s headquarters in Wigan. Within her new role, Lynne will have overall responsibility for the management of the Shop Direct account. ArrowXL carries out in excess of one million deliveries per annum on behalf of Shop Direct’s brands, Very…

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Industry expert joins imio Software Solutions board

Industry expert joins imio Software Solutions board

Industry expert Professor Phil Greening has joined the Board of Directors at imio Software Solutions, a UK-based software business specialising in warehousing and fulfilment. Commenting on the warehousing and logistics landscape, Professor Greening said: “Retailers have spent lots of time, energy and training on improving their services, building customer loyalty and improving delivery times to stay competitive in the marketplace. However, for many their skillsets don’t include data, analytics, AI or data management. “Retailers are…

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Teletrac Navman Appoints New Vice President & Managing Director

Teletrac Navman Appoints New Vice President & Managing Director

Teletrac Navman, which has been at the forefront of telematics technology for more 25 years, has appointed Richard Lilwall as the new Vice President and Managing Director of its Europe division.   Lilwall will be responsible for all European operational strategies to grow business across all services and channels. Lilwall comes with 17 years’ of industry experience, having joined Teletrac Navman in 2011, where he previously served as the Managing Director of the company’s stolen…

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Rob Gittins Appointed MD Of Palletways UK

Rob Gittins Appointed MD Of Palletways UK

Palletways has announced that Rob Gittins, its former UK Sales & Commercial Director, has been appointed as Managing Director of Palletways UK. Gittins, who brings 34 years’ experience in the logistics sector to the role, has taken over from Dave Walmsley who left recently. Gittins joined Palletways in September 2007 as UK Sales Director and took responsibility for driving the growth of Palletways Fulfilment in 2012. He joined the UK Board shortly afterwards. James Wilson, CEO of…

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Hermes Announces Leadership Changes As Part of Growth Strategy

Hermes Announces Leadership Changes As Part of Growth Strategy

Hermes, the leading consumer delivery company, has announced changes to its leadership team designed to support the next stage of the industry leading organisation’s growth and progression.   Carole Walker (previously Woodhead) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Europe, Hamburg, with effect from 2nd November. She will be responsible for the leadership of all European logistics activities of the Otto Group, taking over from Donald Pilz.   Carole joined the Otto Group 30…

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Charlie Shiels To Head Up ArrowXL

Charlie Shiels To Head Up ArrowXL

Charlie Shiels is to take the role of CEO at ArrowXL, on an interim basis, following the decision by Ian Howell to leave the business.  Shiels joined ArrowXL as COO in February 2017 from DPD where he spent over 20 years, including 15 years on the Executive Board.  He is widely recognised as a key driver in DPD’s success and is highly respected across the industry. ArrowXL’s Executive Team will report directly into Shiels as…

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Powell Joins ArrowXL As National Fleet Operations Manager

Powell Joins ArrowXL As National Fleet Operations Manager

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-man home delivery experts, has made a senior appointment to help support the next phase of its growth. Aaron Powell joins the team as National Fleet Operations Manager, based at the company’s site in Wigan.   In his new role, Aaron will oversee all aspects of ArrowXL’s fleet management including procurement, maintenance, ensuring all vehicles are compliant and managing key suppliers. The company currently operates 230 vehicles and 95 trailers.   …

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Whistl hires Jonathan Matchett to drive international growth

Whistl hires Jonathan Matchett to drive international growth

Whistl, the leading delivery management company with activities in Business Mail, Doordrop Media and Parcels, has hired Jonathan Matchett as Director of International at Whistl. His remit is to grow the company’s international mail and parcel volumes. Prior to joining Whistl, Jonathan was UK Managing Director of wnDirect, an international cross-border delivery company that focussed on eCommerce retailers. He has over two decades of experience working with major retail brands including ebay, Next, Tesco, DSG…

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Hypaship Strengthens Management Team

Hypaship Strengthens Management Team

Leading Delivery Management Software (DMS) and Carrier Operating Software (COS) provider HypaShip has appointed Jerry Kane as Sales & Marketing Director. Kane has over 25 years Sales & Marketing experience in the parcels and logistics services market, latterly as Sales Director for various leading operators including, DHL, Yodel, and Eddie Stobart. Since joining HypaShip in February, Kane has focused on understanding the requirements of the volume shipper market, leading to a number of minor developments…

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