Geodis Wilson’s new chief operating officer
07 / 01 / 2013
GLOBAL freight forwarding company Geodis Wilson has appointed Eric Martin-Neuville as its new chief operating officer (COO) and freight board member.
He takes over from Fernando Gea who is taking retirement from his post at the French-owned company.
Martin-Neuville joined the Geodis Group in 1985 and as well as holding the position of managing director, France, for many years, he has spent a considerable time working for the group in the Asia-Pacific region.
Prior to taking up the post of deputy COO in July 2011, he worked as a consultant for the global implementation of NextGen, Geodis Wilson’s new transportation management system, an investment said to be worth more than €20m (US$ 26m).
”Combining the NextGen implementation with a continuous enhancement of our logistics services will enable us to meet our global growth objectives’’, he states.
“Taking this position at a time when operational excellence is a key component of Geodis Wilson’s strategic plan is thrilling.”
Geodis Wilson, with 7,400 employees in more than 50 countries, is the freight forwarding arm of Geodis Group which became part of the French rail and freight giant SNCF in 2008.