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Port of Corpus Christi, CEVA Logistics and Gebrüder Weiss Announce New Hires

From Issue 2, 2024 of Breakbulk Magazine, we bring you the latest hires and promotions in the Americas.

Port of Corpus Christi

The Port of Corpus Christi, the largest U.S. port in revenue tonnage, has stuck with a familiar face after naming Cindy Bertolami as its new CFO, a role she had been undertaking on an interim basis since September. Bertolami, previously the Texas port’s finance director, takes over from Kent Britton, who last year was appointed CEO.

In her new role, the executive will oversee the port’s real estate, IT, finance, accounting, procurement, and risk management departments. “Cindy brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role as CFO that will be a strong benefit to the Port of Corpus Christi team and our customers,” Britton said. “I have no doubt she will not only continue this institution’s commitment to financial accountability and transparency, but also continue the push to improve our internal processes and systems.”

CEVA Logistics

CEVA Logistics has appointed Milton Pimenta as its new managing director for Latin America, tasked with driving the company’s growth in the region. Pimenta joined CEVA in 2001 and has held various executive roles – based mainly in Sao Paulo – including in business development and operations. In 2019, the executive left Brazil to become managing director of CEVA in Australia & New Zealand.

“I’m deeply honored and excited to lead CEVA Logistics in the dynamic Latin America region,” Pimenta said. “We have a deep-rooted culture of operational excellence at CEVA, and I’m committed to building upon that culture by delivering innovative logistics solutions and exceptional service to our valued customers. Together with our dedicated team, we will continue to drive growth and success in LATAM, ensuring that CEVA remains a trusted partner for all of our customers’ supply chain needs.”

Gebrüder Weiss

Gebrüder Weiss has chosen Torge Runge as new senior operations manager of Industrial Projects & Energy Transport Solutions – North America, overseeing all project cargo operations and related activities. Runge, who will report to the division’s director Michael Ruediger, boasts more than 25 years of experience in project logistics, enjoying managerial stints with companies including Kuehne+Nagel, Conceptum Logistics USA, and deugro.

Runge and Ruediger will be based at the company’s Houston office. “We are thrilled to have Torge join the project team,” said Mark McCullough, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss North America. “The caliber of his leadership abilities and operational expertise is second to none, and his vast experience will further enhance the tailor-made logistics solutions and project execution capabilities we provide to our clients.”

Breakbulk Americas 2024 is taking place on 15-17 October in Houston.