Leading global supply chain management company CEVA has announced that John Pattullo has joined the company as the new Chief Executive Officer of the recently merged companies, CEVA and EGL, to be known as CEVA.
Pattullo replaces Dave Kulik who will now serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEVA Group Plc. Prior to joining CEVA, Pattullo led Deutsche Post/DHL’s 7bn Euro EMEA Contract Logistics business as Chief Operating Officer. In addition, he led the Exel European Forwarding and Contract Logistics business and has worked in various leadership positions supporting Procter & Gamble’s global supply chain.
“I am very excited to come on board CEVA at a time when these two great companies have joined forces,” Pattullo says. “We have created one of the world’s major players in the global supply chain industry, supported by a talented and experienced leadership team. CEVA has the ability now, more than ever, to offer our customers a world-class service. ”
As a result of the merger of CEVA and EGL, the company will operate two divisions, CEVA Contract Logistics and CEVA Freight Management.
Both divisions will report to Pattullo, who will lead the newly formed company, as well as the Contract Logistics division.
Joe Bento, formerly President and CMO of EGL, will head the Freight Management division headquartered in Houston, Texas.
The Contract Logistics division has been regrouped into four regional areas: Americas, led by Jerry Riordan; North Europe, led by acting Executive Board Members Neil Crossthwaite – UK, Christian Fuerstaller – Central & Eastern Europe, Onno Meij – Benelux; South Europe, led by Gianfranco Sgro; and Asia Pacific, led by Vittorio Favati.
The Freight Management division is also divided into geographic regions: Americas, led by Sam Slater; Europe-Middle East -Africa (EMEA), led by Bruno Sidler; and Asia Pacific led by Favati.
On July 31, EGL shareholders voted to approve a merger agreement between CEVA and EGL. The transaction was completed on August 2, 2007.