Seko Logistics hires Hickler for Americas region

Hans Hickler. Image: Seko Logistics.

Seko Logistics has hired Hans Hickler as president of the Americas where he will oversee the company’s development plans in the region.

Hickler will have profit and loss (P&L) operating authority and responsibility for the Americas Region including people growth and commercial development, operations and customer experience, cash management and compliance and regulatory.

He will be based in Fort Lauderdale and will report directly to chief executive James Gagne and chief operating officer – international, Steen Christensen.

He is well known to the logistics firm, having worked with Seko over the last seven year in an advisory role through Ellipses Advisors, a company he started in 2012.

Prior to starting his own business, Hickler served as chief executive of Asia Pacific for Agility Logistics where he was responsible for more than 20 countries and 7,000 employees and served on Agility Logistics’ global management board.

He also previously served as DHL’s chief executive for global customer solutions, as chief executive of DHL Express USA, chief executive of APL Logistics, and served on the global boards of both organisations.

Seko president and chief executive James Gagne said: “He’s a recognised leader in the logistics and transportation industries and is known by many for his leadership skills in building effective and customer-centric, cross-cultural and cross-functional teams and for achieving significant growth and profitability.”

Hickler said: “I’m excited to be at the company full-time after working with James and his team for several years as a strategic thought partner.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of such an aspirational and forward-thinking organisation.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]