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Summer 2019

Truck and Track

11

BUSINESS NEWS

New CEO & CCO for

Palletways

Palletways Group Limited, which

operates

Europe’s

largest

pallet

network,

has

announced

the

retirement

of

its

current

Chief

Executive Officer, James Wilson, on

1st July 2019.

Wilson’s place will be taken by Palletways

Chief Operating Officer, Luis Zubialde,

who has worked at the company

since 2006. Wilson will continue as a

consultant to the company, and to its

owner Imperial Logistics International.

Says Imperial Logistics International CEO Hakan Bicil: “We would

like to thank James Wilson for his long-standing service and

commitment, and the pioneering work that he has undertaken for

the Palletways Group. We wish hima very happy andwell-deserved

retirement, and I am delighted that we shall still be able to call

upon his extensive knowledge and experience in the future.”

Michael Sterk has also been appointed to the newly-created post

of Chief Commercial Officer of the Palletways Group, effective

1st July 2019. Sterk has worked for Imperial Logistics since 2009,

most recently as Director Business Unit Retail & Consumer Goods.

He will report both to Palletways CEO Luis Zubialde and to Imperial

Logistics International Chief Commercial Officer Sandro Knecht.

The new Palletways Group executive board will comprise Luis

Zubialde (CEO), Richard Myatt (who remains as Chief Financial

Officer), Thomas Olsson (who remains as Chief Information Officer)

and Michael Sterk (CCO).

James Wilson

Baxter Freight boosts teamwith six new starters

Nottingham-based logistics firm Baxter Freight has appointed

six new starters to strengthen its team and support its long-

term strategy for growth.

Shella Galminaite, Amiel King and Nuno Santos have joined the

customer service-driven logistics provider as account managers,

RyenneRiveralandRachaelBurdisastraineefinanceadministrators

while Mick Glenny has taken on the role of domestic operator.

Baxter Freight, which has its head office in Lenton, was set up in

2014 and now employs more than 70 people. It operates daily

services covering all the main commercial centres in continental

Europe and the Nordic region, as well as thriving domestic and

overseas divisions.

Lorraine Sutcliffe, HR manager at Baxter Freight, said: “We’re

delighted to welcome Shella, Amiel, Nuno, Rachael, Ryenne and

Mick to the team. Each person brings a unique skillset to their

interesting mix of positions spanning from client liaison to supplier

handling.

“Here at Baxter Freight, we’re committed to investing in training,

mentoring and support so I have no doubt they will thrive in their

new roles. We are still on the lookout for people who are passionate

about their career progression and want to join a company that

offers robust training and mentoring, as well as excellent financial

rewards.”

Shella, account manager at Baxter Freight, has worked in sales for

more than three years but logistics is a new area for her. She said:

“Freight is a new industry for me but it’s one that I’m really excited

to learn more about, particularly as the number of businesses that

need transportation is astonishing.

“I really enjoy building relationships with customers and learning

not only about their industries, but also howto solve their problems.

Baxter Freight therefore seemed like the perfect fit.”

After graduating with a degree in business management from the

University of Derby, trainee finance administrator Ryenne was keen

to join a dynamic company to apply and expand the knowledge she

gained during her studies.

She added: “I was attracted to Baxter Freight because of the

company’s training and mentoring offering, which will allowme to

progress within a fast-moving business. The company really looks

after its staff and I feel like I can forge a career here. I look forward to

kickstarting my journey with Baxter Freight.”

Due to continued growth, Baxter Freight is looking to fill an

additional 12 account manager roles by the end of the year. To

apply, send your CV and a cover letter to

careers@baxterfreight

.

com or call 0115 975 0400 for more information.

Visit

www.baxterfreight.com fo

r more information or join the

conversation on social

media@BaxterFreight

.

From left to right: Shella Galminaite, Amiel King, Ryenne Riveral, Rachael Burdis, Nuno Santos

andMick Glenny