Imperial Logistics International has appointed Holger Wilhelm to the newly-created post of executive vice president for automotive.
Wilhelm is based in Zurich, reporting to chief commercial officer, Sandro Knecht. He will be responsible for identifying and exploiting all opportunities to develop the company’s automotive presence both in its existing markets and new ones.
Wilhelm’s entire career has been spent in a variety of increasingly senior posts at logistics companies, working on automotive business in Germany, Poland, India and the USA. He joins Imperial Logistics from CEVA Logistics, where he was its USA-based vice president business development automotive – North America.
He is the latest addition to the new sales structure, a key feature of which is sector-specific business development posts.
Knecht says: “Holger has a long and impressive track record working with many of the world’s leading automotive clients. This includes establishing and managing start-up operations, and working in diverse geographies and cultures.
“This experience provides the ideal background for leading the expansion of Imperial Logistics’ multi-national automotive operations – which is a key component in our overall growth plans. We are delighted to have Holger on board, and we look forward to sharing our journey with him.”
Wilhelm adds: “I really appreciate this opportunity to join Imperial Logistics, and contribute to its global development. The company already has an impeccable reputation in the automotive sector, works for many of the leading manufacturers, and has a very strong team and resources.
“This is an exciting time for Imperial Logistics, as it prepares to move its international presence up to the next level. I look forward to the challenge of exploiting the company’s strong attributes to build its automotive business organically and geographically.”