Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, 14 May, 2014 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, today announced the appointment of Michael Schaecher as Chief Operating Officer, Global Airfreight.  He will report to Xavier Urbain, CEVA’s Chief Executive Officer and will become a member of CEVA’s Executive Board.

Mr. Schaecher brings extensive Airfreight knowledge and experience to CEVA, in addition to a broad range of industry networks.  He has held a wide selection of senior leadership and operations roles including executive positions with DHL Global Forwarding, Star Broker AG, and Panalpina World Transport GmbH.   He most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for Air Cargo Germany GmbH.

Under Michael’s leadership, CEVA will adapt and develop its Airfreight offerings in order to further meet customers’ present as well as future requirements. CEVA will strengthen its Airfreight business line with the goal of regainingmarket share through constant innovation, cost leadership and a clear focus on operational excellence. 

“I am pleased to bring someone of Michael Schaecher’s experience and successful track record to CEVA to oversee and expand our important global Airfreight business,” said CEVA CEO Xavier Urbain. “I am confident that under his leadership he will build a strong and profitable Airfreight business for CEVA, while importantly delivering impeccable execution to satisfy our customers globally.”

“I am delighted to be joining CEVA’s management team and to lead its global Airfreight business line,” said Michael Schaecher. “This is a company with a promising setup, end-to-end logistics capabilities and a strong geographical footprint. Together with CEVA’s dedicated employees we will work hard on creating a leading, integrated, best in class Airfreight organization. I look forward to working with our customers, our teams and my board colleagues in supporting our customers’ needs worldwide.

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