Paris, 3 April 2014 - Global freight management company Geodis Wilson has announced the appointment of Mark Ness as new Global Industry Director – FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods).
Mark’s appointment reflects the importance to Geodis Wilson managing growth in the highly volatile FMCG – Retail ‘vertical’ - a truly global market sector in constant flux, with ever greater product ranges, faster item turnovers, and an increasing demand for flexible, transparent and seamless supply chain management.
Says Mark,“ I am looking forward to meeting the challenges of evolving consumer demand through continuous enhancement of Geodis Wilson’s technology, know-how and services. My aim will be to support our clients’ needs for continuous improvement in business analytics, operational cost-efficiency, and supply chain control”.
Ness has been more than 25 years in the logistics industry with a significant amount of time focused on the FMCG business. The majority of his career has been spent with logistics service providers but he was also employed for five years by Kellogg’s, where his understanding of the FMCG sector from the customer’s perspective was significantly enhanced.
Ness’s career to date spans a wide variety of roles and skills, both commercial and operational. He joins Geodis Wilson from DHL Supply Chain where he was Vice-President Development, Transformational Solutions from 2011. Before that he held positions in business development and account management at Wincanton (2006 – 11), DHL Exel (2004 – 6), Tibbett & Britten (1994 – 1998, 2004), and The Kellogg Company (1998 – 2003).
About Geodis Wilson and the Geodis Group
Geodis Wilson is a leading, global freight management company. With around 9,000 employees in 61 countries the company delivers tailor-made, integrated logistics solutions to customers enabling them to operate as ‘best in class.’ Geodis Wilson – with a revenue of 2,67 bn € in 2013 – is the freight forwarding arm of Geodis Group which became part of the French rail and freight group SNCF in 2008. SNCF Geodis ranks among the top 7 companies in its field in the world.
For more information about Geodis Wilson go to – www.geodiswilson.com