Executive Moves: Xeneta, Anacostia Rail Holdings, Mohawk Global Logistics and Virginia Maritime Association

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Xeneta forms NVO commercial team; Anacostia Rail Holdings announces marketing and sales appointments; Mohawk Global Logistics names general manager of its Cleveland branch; and the Virginia Maritime Association elects new officers and directors.

   Norway-based ocean freight rate benchmarking platform Xeneta has hired three shipping industry experts – Paul Mullins, Ronald Plevier and Jocelyn Hansen – to form its NVO commercial team, effective immediately, the company said.
   Mullins, who has joined Xeneta as head of NVO, previously spent two years at INTTRA as senior vice president, global sales. Prior to joining INTTRA, Mullins worked at Agility, where he was responsible for global business development. Earlier, he held various positions at DHL, including senior vice president, technology sector division, along with VP multinational customers, Europe.
   Plevier, who has joined Xeneta as director of business development, most recently worked at INTTRA as regional sales director in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Before that, Plevier worked at TESISQUARE and Kewill (now BluJay). He began his career within the forwarding and transportation industry working in various operational, global sales and management positions with DHL, Geodis and Ewals Cargo Care. Plevier has more than 20 years of international experience in sales and people management in both the forwarding and logistics industry, as well as in the IT solutions industry.
   Hansen, who has joined Xeneta as director of business development out of Copenhagen, Denmark, most recently worked at INTTRA as global relationship director, account management. For the last 16 years, she has had an extensive ocean shipping career with INTTRA in various roles across Denmark, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

   Chicago-based Anacostia Rail Holdings, which owns and operates freight railroads in the United States, announced marketing and sales appointments at two of its railroad affiliates – Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC) and the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad (CSS).
   Anacostia has appointed Kathleen Sackett to serve as director of marketing and sales for LIRC in Jeffersonville, Ind., effective Dec. 4. Sackett joined LIRC from Watco’s Wisconsin & Southern Railroad. She started working for Wisconsin & Southern Railroad back in 2008 as director of sales and marketing, and was named director of commercial in 2017.
   In addition, Anacostia hired Matthew Coduti on Nov. 20 to serve as manager of marketing and sales at CSS in Michigan City, Ind. Coduti most recently worked at ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company. He started working at ArcelorMittal in 2012 as an associate analyst, and later advanced to project analyst and purchasing specialist. In 2017, he was promoted to planner, marine and raw material logistics.

   Mohawk Global Logistics, a freight forwarder and customers broker headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y., has promoted Nate Holsing to serve as general manager of its Cleveland branch, succeeding Kenton Grimes, who has been promoted to business development manager. Holsing’s previous experience includes working for Mohawk as import manager at the company’s Syracuse office, as well as for several top freight forwarders, where he managed teams that supported the importing activities of various Fortune 500 companies.

   The Virginia Maritime Association, which represents over 450 companies that employ over 70,000 Virginians, has elected new officers and directors on Monday at its annual business meeting.

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