Mike Hynekamp new COO at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions
After 19 years as Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions’ chief operating officer, Ray Fitzgerald has announced his retirement. Mike Hynekamp took over on June 3rd.
Mike Hynekamp’s automotive industry background and the breadth of his experience across the inland and ocean business give him an excellent understanding of the vehicle supply chain, Wallenius Wilhelmsen explains the choice for Hynekamp.
The newly appointed COO also offers similarly strong experience in digital transformation and has played a crucial role in the development of WW Ocean’s One Operation Project around vessel digitalisation.
Digitalisation plays a key role in WW’s future strategy. “Looking to 2019 and beyond, we’ll be leaning into Industry 4.0 and moving towards our purpose,” CEO Craig Jasienski wrote in WW’s 2018 annual report. “We firmly believe new opportunities lie in the vehicle supply chains of the future, and while disruption continues around us, our focus remains on seeking the opportunities that technology offers.”
Jasienski thanked Ray Fitzgerald for his hard work and ongoing commitment to the organisation. “WW Solutions has in many ways been at the forefront of our digital transformation so far – and we have Ray to thank for that,” he said. “Ray and his team have built and launched our first proper digital product and the Syngin acquisition has started us on the path of full lifecycle logistics, as well as adding crucial e-commerce capabilities.”
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions is the business unit that provides supply chain services, inland distribution and terminal handling, while Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean focuses on ocean transport. Last year, the company moved 2.3 million cars, rolling equipment and breakbulk units and handled about 7.6 million units at processing centres around the world.