CEVA announces CEO transition plan: Xavier Urbain to succeed retiring Marvin O. Schlanger
By: George Lauriat | Nov 15 2013 at 09:22 AM | Logistics
CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, announced today that Marvin O. Schlanger will retire as CEO effective 2 January, 2014 and will be succeeded by Xavier Urbain. Mr. Urbain has had a long and outstanding career in the Supply Chain industry serving on the Management Board and Board of Directors and in several senior executive positions at Kuehne + Nagel and as CEO of ACR Logistics. Mr. Urbain has been elected a member of the Board of Directors, effective January 2, 2014, and will be located at the company’s global head office in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. CEO Marv Schlanger said: “When I assumed the leadership position at CEVA, I had a number of immediate priorities to position the company for success in the future. I am pleased with our progress and the accomplishments of the management and employees of CEVA, and I am excited that we have been able to recruit an executive with the background and stature of Xavier Urbain. I look forward to working with Xavier and the Board of Directors as we execute CEVA’s business plan.” Mr. Urbain said: “I am delighted to be joining the management team at CEVA and look forward to working with our customers and employees as we capitalize on CEVA’s strengths to realize our full potential.” Mr. Schlanger will resume his position as non-executive Chairman of the Board, a role he first undertook in 2009.