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Panalpina appoints Chris Kent new Global Head of Panprojects

Jul 16, 2010

Chris Kent has been appointed as the new Global Head of Panprojects, a wholly-owned Panalpina subsidiary. He joined Panalpina in 2002 and has successfully managed Panprojects UK as Divisional Director. Panprojects is part of the worldwide logistics and transportation network of the Panalpina Group.

Chris Kent, 54, a British citizen, succeeds Heinz Zech who decided to pursue new professional challenges outside of the Panalpina Group. Panprojects is a world leader in the international industrial project business with around 300 specialists at 37 strategic locations around the world.

Chris Kent has a proven track record in global project forwarding and is an industry-wide well known and highly respected expert. In his function as Divisional Director Panprojects UK and Head of Panprojects Northwest Europe, he was a member of the Global Panprojects Management and Steering Committee. Before joining Panalpina in 2002, he held several high-ranking management positions, among them in the UK, Middle East and the USA. He has travelled extensively on project related assignments and thus has in-depth expertise of the needs and high demands of project customers.

“I am pleased that we could recruit an internal personality for this key position, proving the strength of the Panalpina workforce”, explains CEO Monika Ribar. “Although we are already among the market leaders in the global project business, we still see a lot of potential for profitable growth in this sector and will therefore continue to invest in Panprojects’ vigour and know-how”, she adds.

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 75 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs 15,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.