Beefing up the teams before summer
A few weeks have passed since the last overview of the hiring activity, and there were a few appointments over the period. dship Americas, Röhlig Logistics and Braemar have all been fairly active.
dship Americas beefs up Houston office
Effective immediately, dship Americas has appointed Stephen Garifalos as the new Director of Sales, North America and Kevin Turner as the Regional Head of Chartering, North America.
With over 40 years of experience, Garifalos is a well-known expert in the breakbulk and project cargo industry, having led logistics teams as a carrier, exporter, importer, ship agent, and freight forwarder.
In over two decades, Turner honed his chartering skills, and expanded his portfolio from bulk trades to heavy lift project chartering in the shipping industry. He brings an excellent understanding of the US and South American markets, providing him with a unique perspective to anticipate and meet clients’ needs.
“We are thrilled to have both Steve and Kevin on board. They bring a wealth of experience to our team and demonstrate our commitment to investing in our people to increase efficiency, streamline operations, and effectively implement management’s overall strategic objectives—all directed towards improving our services to our customers in the U.S. and globally,” said Lars Feller, president of dship Carriers. “The restructuring of our Houston office reflects our commitment to ensuring that our organisation remains aligned with our core-values and that we continue to meet the evolving needs of our clients. The trust we have in our people is the foundation of our success. With their continued dedication and the expertise of our new colleagues, we will deliver even better results.”
Dea Chincuanco, Vice President of dship Americas, added, “We at dship believe and understand that trust is an essential component, especially within our niche industry. As Lolly Daskal once said, “Trust is built and maintained by many small actions over time”, which is why we are so proud and grateful to have Steve and Kevin as part of our Americas team. We look forward to serving the project breakbulk market with our combined knowledge, dedication, experience, and resilience, to take care of our customers’ business investments today and into the future.”
Robert Garcia joins Röhlig UK
Röhlig Logistics has said that Robert Garcia has officially joined Röhlig UK as the Route Development Manager Oceania. Garcia is now based at the company’s Heathrow office after moving to London, UK within the last few weeks.
Garcia previously spent time with Röhlig in Australia and New Zealand, where he was instrumental in the company’s growth. He will be responsible for driving the expansion of the UK and Oceania trade lane. He will undoubtedly provide even greater solutions for our customers in no time.
Braemar adds a new non-executive director
Braemar, a provider of expert investment, chartering, and risk management advice to the shipping and energy markets, has appointed Catriona Louise Valentine as an independent non-executive director with effect from May 16, 2023.
Valentine will also become a member of the Remuneration Committee and Audit & Risk Committee upon appointment.
Valentine is a communications professional with over 25 years’ experience, advising quoted and privately-owned
companies on investor and corporate communications. She has extensive knowledge of the small-cap growth
companies’ market and considerable M&A transactional experience, having advised a broad range of clients on
both AIM and the Main Market.
She started her career in 1996 with Rawlings Financial PR. She went on to lead this business, before establishing
her own agency in 2008, which was acquired by Tavistock Communications in 2012. She then spent two years with Hudson Sandler, as Board Director, before joining the strategic communications advisory business, Belvedere Communications, in 2017, where she is Director and Co-owner.