Industry Moves – appointments news from PostNord, UPS and Itella

A round up of some of the latest industry moves, including a new logistics chief for PostNord in Sweden and the creation of a new UPS position in China…

Henrik Holm to head up Swedish logistics unit at PostNord

Swedish-Danish postal operator PostNord has appointed Henrik Holm, an experienced transport industry executive, to head up its new Road Freight, Air and Ocean Logistics unit in Sweden.

Holm, 52, has more than 30 years’ experience in the Nordic transport industry, including 20 years in management positions. Currently head of business development at logistics software company EDI-Soft, he was previously chief executive of DSV Road AB. He will officially join PostNord on 1st October.

Anders Holm, head of logistics in Sweden, said: “With Henrik Holm’s solid knowledge and experience in cross-border logistics, our competitiveness in this area is further strengthened. The appointment is logical and entirely consistent with our strategy to expand our logistics business to further broaden our offerings and position ourselves as the market leader in the Nordic region.”

UPS creates supply chain and healthcare director role in China

UPS China senior manager for contract logistics and the domestic transportation network Bernard Jiang has been appointed to a new role leading supply chain and healthcare logistics in China.

The integrator has appointed Jiang as its first China Supply Chain and Healthcare Logistics director, to oversee warehousing, supplier and ground freight management and UPS China’s network of more than 100 field stocking locations across the country.

Jiang, who joined UPS China in 2005 when UPS took direct control of its Chinese package delivery operation, holds a degree in international business and diploma in law from Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade. In the new role, he will be based in Shanghai, reporting to Craig Foster, the UPS senior vice president for supply chain and healthcare logistics in the Asia Pacific region.

Itella appoints Pirjo Kaasinen as marketing VP

Itella Group has appointed Pirjo Kaasinen as its new vice president for marketing and strategic sales.

The Finnish postal operator said Kaasinen will begin her new role from 8th October, 2012, moving from her current role as sales director at Digi TV Plus Oy, Finland’s largest pay TV company majority owned by the Swedish state. The new Itella VP also has marketing and sales experience from media, telecommunications and technology companies including Eniro, Elisa, Radiolinja and Canon.

Itella said Kaasinen will be responsible for further developing and implementing its marketing and branding strategy, and directing the development of the sales process with strategic customers.

Isle of Man Post Office signs new marketing manager

The Isle of Man Post Office has said it has signed Mairead Magill as its new marketing manager.

Magill was previously responsible for marketing at the Bank of Ireland in Dublin, working within the financial industry throughout the economic crisis. She brings a decade of marketing experience as the Isle of Man Post Office seeks to promote a range of new services, including the new ePostbox digital mail service, as well as traditional core services.

Lisa Duckworth, Isle of Man Post Office commercial director, said: “It’s an exciting time for Mairead to join the business as we continue to introduce new products and services which we will be marketing to clients both on and off the island.”

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