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Geodis has announced that Mike Honious (pictured above) has been promoted to president and chief executive for its Americas region.
He will replace Randy Tucker, who is retiring, and take up his new position on 3 October, reporting to Geodis chief executive Marie-Christine Lombard.
She said: “Mike has the ideal blend of deep industry experience and strong leadership abilities needed, and under Mike’s leadership, I am confident Geodis in Americas will continue to thrive as one of our key regions and see great success into 2021 and beyond.”
Mr Honious will be responsible for freight forwarding, transport management, business development, strategic management office, legal, accounting & finance, human resources, engineering & technology, ProVenture, the shared service centre and IT.
He has been with the company for 15 years, and was previously chief operating officer in Americas. Prior to joining Geodis, he held several senior level operations positions at Gap.
Geodis has also named John Grubor as executive vice president and new chief operating officer. He joined Geodis in 2011 and led the modification of its labour management and productivity practices and was most recently responsible for US warehousing and fulfilment operations as head of contract logistics.
“After 15 years with the company, I’m excited to build on the tremendous work of Randy Tucker and honoured to serve as president and chief executive in Americas,” said Mr Honious.
“While these are uncertain times, we’re energised about the future. We have assembled a top-tier leadership team, and we have aggressive growth plans with our sights set on becoming a top three logistics provider in the industry.
“I’m confident we’re on the track to achieve this for a number of reasons—starting with our unwavering commitment to our clients and followed by the fact that we are incredibly strong in many areas, such as e-logistics, that are helping our clients succeed now and ultimately shaping the future of logistics,” he added.
Mr Tucker served as chief executive for five years and is joining the Geodis board of directors and has agreed to serve in an advisory capacity after handing over to Mr Honious.