Appointments: DFS, Bolloré Logistics, LV Logistics bring new names
Over the recent period, a number of companies have brought new names onboard, made switches, while dship Carriers have moved their Houston office.
DFS adds new project cargo sales manager
Diplomat Freight Services (UK) has added Andriy Blagovisniy to its team to the position of Project Cargo Sales Manager. Blagovisniy has worked in the aviation and air charter business on the transportation of oversized and super heavy cargoes for 24 years and has managed air shipments using the AN-124, AN-225, and AN-22 aircraft worldwide as Commercial Director, Antonov Airlines.
“I have enjoyed delivering high-quality and effective solutions for the air transportation of the oversized project cargoes for many years. In my new role at DFS I look forward to new meetings with customers and industry colleagues to implement new, interesting, and ambitious projects and develop this business for the company,” Blagovisniy said.
Bolloré Logistics adds new Argentina and Uruguay MD
Bolloré Logistics has made a step towards better catering to the needs of the local markets in Argentina and Uruguay, naming Charles Lams a Managing Director for the two countries. Lams will be based in Buenos Aires, Argentina reporting to Hector Midolo, CEO Latin America.
Lams first joined Bolloré Logistics in 2014 and has worked as Finance Manager in Argentina, Chile and then Uruguay. In 2016, Lams moved to Mexico as Head of Finance, IT and Legal for Mexico and Colombia.
LV Logistics UK finds replacement for outgoing Managing Director
From January 1, 2023, LV Logistics UK will be jointly managed by Lee Woolams and Andy Willis-Betts, who will succeed Chris Lewin. Lewin is stepping down as managing director of LV Logistics UK, part of Royal Dutch LV Logistics, after 36 years of service. He will, however, remain the chairman of the Global Executive Board of Royal Dutch LV Logistics.
Chris Lewin has been an influential figure in the development of LV UK and the company’s global network. He joined the company in 1986 as the manager of LV’s Middlesbrough office. He was appointed as a director of the company in 1996, as managing director in 2000 and as chairman of the LV group in 2018.
His successors as managing directors have been long serving within LV. Lee Woolams joined the company in 2002. He has been fulfilling a senior managerial role with a focus on group wide finance. Andy Willis-Betts joined LV in 2011. He has been fulfilling a senior managerial and leadership role regionally and a particular responsibility for deep-sea shipping and customs.