GEODIS Appoints New Head for Its Industrial Projects Network in Europe and South East Asia
GEODIS Freight Forwarding, the international transport division of leading global logistics group, GEODIS, has announced two new appointments in its Industrial Projects arm. Michael Doerpinghaus has joined as Director of Industrial Projects South East Asia Pacific (SEAP). He succeeds Igor Muñiz, who is taking over the role as Director of Industrial Projects Europe.
Doerpinghaus, who is to be Singapore based, comes from a strong energy and project logistics background with Panalpina, where he gained some nine years experience in Asia-Pacific and previously in North America and Europe. The multi-lingual German has a proven track record in mega-project movements.
Muñiz steps into the newly created role of Director Industrial Projects for Europe having spent two years in the equivalent position in the SEAP region. He has significant experience in start-up and development of IP operations having joined GEODIS Freight Forwarding (then Geodis Wilson) in 2008 to establish the company’s industrial projects services in Spain. Prior to this, Muñiz’s career has been firmly grounded in transport and logistics services throughout Iberia.
Welcoming both Muñiz and Doerpinghaus to their new roles Philippe Somers, Senior Vice President of GEODIS’ Industrial Projects business, says: “There is no substitute for experience in the handling of the projects we logistically manage from door to door. Specialists are required to move refineries, power plants, mining, oil and gas equipment, as well as renewable and nuclear power production units and transport infrastructure. In Igor and Michael we have two of the most proficient professionals in this highly specialized role.”