Schneider Logistics, an international lead logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise, has appointed Andrew Austin to the new position of director of supply chain logistics for Europe, based at its European head office in Venlo, The Netherlands. Austin, who joined the company on May 1, will be responsible for all operations and customer account management activities principally undertaken from Venlo.
Austin brings more than 20 years of commercial and operational management experience in the logistics industry. He joins Schneider from Blue Alpha Limited, a logistics consultancy company he began to provide consultancy services in the industrial services arena. Previously, Austin was the head of logistics for Indigo Lighthouse Group, a provider of fulfilment and CRM services, and was the managing director in Northern Europe for FedEx Logistics. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Austin also is a member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
“Andrew’s wealth of experience in the European logistics market is an important asset for us as we continue to expand the scope and reach of our service offering to European customers,” says Jack Gross, vice president and general manager of global supply chain management for Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider Logistics. “Andrew’s operational expertise, creative solution design and ability to lead diverse teams positions him well to execute our European strategy. With Andrew’s focus on customer satisfaction and service delivery, our total customer experience will be further enhanced.”