CP Ships restructures management

CP Ships restructures management

New CP Ships Chief Executive Frank Halliwell has moved quickly to restructure his management team.

On Tuesday, the London-based conglomerate announced that Alan Boylan is joining the company as executive vice president of commercial for Montreal Gateway, Australasia and Middle East/India. He was hired from Exel, the global logistics provider, where he was senior vice president for ocean freight activities. He joined the shipping industry in 1974 as a marine economist with Ocean Transport & Trading, an Exel predecessor company. He will be based in Gatwick, England.

Juan Manuel Gonzalez has been promoted to executive vice president commercial for Americas-Pacific and Gulf/Atlantic. He was formerly senior vice president Americas-Pacific. He is based in Tampa, Fla.

Glenn Hards has been promoted to executive vice president of operations responsible for corporate planning, ship networks, marine operations and container fleet. He previously served as vice president alliances and will work from both Gatwick and Tampa.

The fourth member of the executive management team reporting to Halliwell is Chief Financial Officer Ian Webber, who will be based in Gatwick when CP Ships moves its corporate headquarters from Trafalgar Square in London later in the year.

"We know Alan Boylan well from working closely with him as a key customer," Halliwell said in the company's announcement. "His industry experience and knowledge of our business will be a tremendous asset. With this new structure in place, we have an exceptionally strong executive team which better positions us to manage our business more efficiently and remain competitive in a challenging marketplace,"

Halliwell was appointed to succeed Ray Miles in early May.