CEVA Logistics, a global supply chain management company, recently announced the appointment of John Pattullo as the company's new chief executive officer, effective immediately. Pattullo replaces Dave Kulik as CEO of the newly merged companies, CEVA and EGL, which will now operate under the CEVA company name. Kulik will also serve as vice chairman of the board of directors for CEVA Group, Plc.
Prior to joining CEVA, Pattullo led Deutsche Post/DHL's EUR7bn EMEA Contract Logistics business as chief operating officer. In addition, he led the Exel European Forwarding and Contract Logistics business and has worked in various leadership positions supporting Procter & Gamble's global supply chain.
"I am very excited to come on board CEVA at a time when these two great companies have joined forces. We have created one of the world's major players in the global supply chain industry, supported by a talented and experienced leadership team. CEVA has the ability now, more than ever, to offer our customers a world-class service," Pattullo says.
As a result of the merger of CEVA and EGL, the company will operate two divisions, CEVA Contract Logistics and CEVA Freight Management. Both divisions will report to Pattullo, who will lead the newly formed company, as well as the Contract Logistics division. Joe Bento, formerly president and CMO of EGL, will head the Freight Management division headquartered in Houston, Texas.
The Contract Logistics division has been regrouped into four regional areas: The Americas, led by Jerry Riordan; Northern Europe, led by acting executive board members Neil Crossthwaite — UK, Christian Fuerstaller — Central & Eastern Europe, Onno Meij — Benelux; Southern Europe, led by Gianfranco Sgro; and Asia Pacific, led by Vittorio Favati.
The Freight Management division is also divided into geographic regions: The Americas, led by Sam Slater; Europe - Middle East - Africa (EMEA), led by Bruno Sidler; and Asia Pacific, led by Favati.
For more information on the company, visit CEVA's Web site.