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CEVA names Antonio Fondevilla to lead global automotive sector

HOOFDDORP, Neth.– CEVA Logistics has announced the appointment of Antonio Fondevilla as Executive Vice President responsible for the company’s global Automotive sector.

The automotive sector accounted for 24% of CEVA’s annual revenue in 2014, said a release.

Fondevilla has more than 20 years of supply chain management and automotive logistics experience. He joined CEVA in 2008 and most recently served as Vice President, Global Key Account Management, as well as the company’s interim leader of the European Automotive sector. He began his career in the employ of a major global automotive manufacturer.  Fondevilla has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the IESE Business School of Barcelona.

“I am very pleased to have an executive with Toni’s extensive automotive logistics experience in this important role for CEVA.  His passion for, and commitment to, our customers’ success is unrivalled.  He is the perfect choice to lead the best global automotive logistics team in the industry today,” said Hakan Bicil, Chief Commercial Officer for CEVA.

“Our Automotive sector momentum is strong and growing – as evidenced by our recent 2014 ‘Supplier of the Year’ award from General Motors – and will bring additional customer value under Toni’s leadership,” Bicil added.

“CEVA is widely recognized as the world’s leading provider of logistics services to the automotive industry,”  Fondevilla said. “We are unique in our geographic scope and breadth of services in all areas of the automotive supply chain – from providing aftermarket transportation and warehousing, to Air, Ocean and Ground freight management, export packing, inbound transportation, finished vehicles, global materials management, vendor managed inventory, 3PL/4PL services and more; our aim is to bring innovation to our customers while reducing their supply chain costs.”

Julia Kuzeljevich

Julia Kuzeljevich

Julia Kuzeljevich is Editor of Canadian Shipper. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999.
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