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GEODIS appoints new regional MD, contract logistics in Asia-Pacific

November 30, 2020: GEODIS appointed the twenty-five-year logistics veteran Eric Herman as it new regional managing director, contract logistics for the Asia Pacific region.

Twenty-five-year logistics veteran, Eric Herman, joins GEODIS to strengthen the supply chain operator%u2019s growth in contract logistics throughout APAC
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Twenty-five-year logistics veteran, Eric Herman, joins GEODIS to strengthen the supply chain operator%u2019s growth in contract logistics throughout APAC

November 30, 2020: GEODIS appointed the twenty-five-year logistics veteran Eric Herman as it new regional managing director, contract logistics for the Asia Pacific region.

“Eric's extensive logistics experience in supply chain strategy, operations and capacity assessments, as well as network and facility design, will support GEODIS' increased focus on Contract Logistics in APAC,” said the release.

Eric joins GEODIS from CBRE GROUP's Supply Chain Advisory Asia where he was a senior consultant. His previous career includes running Puma Energy in Indonesia; leading contract logistics & business development for CWT and various management roles in ocean carrier Maersk. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience from working across many industry verticals.

Onno Boots, APAC regional president and CEO, GEODIS, said, "Eric has in-depth Asia-Pacific market knowledge of e-commerce trends, last-mile networks and next-generation warehouse designs. Through his leadership, I see the strengthening of our team's capability and commercial approach. He will lead an accelerated growth strategy, by guiding our investments in contract logistics across the region, expanding GEODIS' footprint and implementing state of the art technology."

"Covid-19 and the recent Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact, formalizing the world's biggest trade deal, will greatly accelerate the need for robust supply chains that connect clients across the APAC region and beyond. Clients must adapt to rapid upticks in volumes. Major brands with increasing e-commerce businesses are desperate to retain their market share and get products to their end customers quicker than ever before," he added.

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