The new chief executive officer is Helmut Kaspers (pictured above). He has held management positions with Dachser GmbH & Co., DB Schenker Logistics, Kuhne + Nagel KG, Logwin AG, TAL International Inc. and CEVA Logistics. Kaspers most recently supported the state of Qatar in setting up its QFZ.
Marcel Scheurer, who joined Nexxiot in April 2016, has been named chief commercial officer. “He has already been responsible for all the financial and commercial matters during the company’s growth phase in Switzerland, Germany and the USA during the last few years,” said Nexxiot, adding that Scheurer previously worked for Bain & Company and Credit Suisse.
In addition, Nexxiot announced the appointment of three vice presidents to manage business units. They are Timon Bock, vice president of sales; Uwe Bormann, vice president of marketing; and Mark Carlso, vice president of business development in the United States.
Nexxiot also announced Wednesday that it had a new brand.
“In addition to a new logo, claim and corporate design, the Swiss company has also overhauled its website and top-level domain,” the announcement said. “The startup previously operated under the name Nexiot. Despite these developments, the company’s core business — i.e. providing IoT-based solutions along global supply chains — has not changed.”
Grote Industries, headquartered in Madison, Ind., specializes in lighting and vehicle safety systems for fleets, OEM and aftermarket distribution.
Fletcher has more than 25 years of experience in the fleet industry, according to Grote Industries, which said she “has an outstanding record of exceeding expectations while providing exceptional customer support in a very fast-paced environment, along with a proven skill set and experience identifying business concerns, formulating strategic plans, initiating change and implementing new processes in ever-changing conditions and diverse environments.”
The International Union of Marine Insurance has appointed Agnes Choi as an Asia ambassador.
Choi is chair of promotion and external relations for the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board and a former member of IUMI’s executive committee.
With roots tracing back to 1874, IUMI, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, represents 43 national and marine market insurance and reinsurance associations.