Previously the managing director of the company’s North Asia cluster, Schmidt (pictured above) will begin his new role on March 1.
Schmidt joined CEVA in early 2018 following a wide-ranging career with a number of leading industry players, including senior positions in Scandinavia, Dubai, Sydney and Hong Kong. For the last year, he was based in the Philippines.
In his new role, Schmidt will have full responsibility for all LCL products within CEVA and he will seek to drive further innovation across both existing and new markets. This will include digitization of the LCL product to ensure constant yield improvement.
He most recently served as executive vice president and CFO of B & G Foods Inc. He started his career in public accounting with the New York office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Andre Coleman has been named maritime director for the Port of San Francisco effective March 4.
Coleman will be responsible for the strategic oversight and implementation of the port’s maritime portfolio, including assets, services, operations and labor and client relations for the seven and a half miles of San Francisco waterfront that extends from Fisherman’s Wharf to Islais Creek.
He currently is the Northern California-area associate director for the Pacific Maritime Association, which he joined in 2010. Prior to that, Coleman worked for the Ports America Outer Harbor and APM Terminals.