17) Wolfgang Bernhard – chairman, Commercial Vehicle Board of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) A member of Daimler’s board of management, Bernhard’s task as head of ACEA is to represent truck makers in their negotiations with the European Commission over the next set of emissions standards for commercial vehicles. Unless he can convince the rule makers in Brussels that heavy trucks must be treated very differently from cars and light vans, all the efficiency gains that the industry has […]
Welcome to the 2018 Motor Transport Power Players, the editorial team’s take on who will be the key influencers – including some of those who are up and coming in the industry rather than the established names – on the transport and logistics industry this year.
15) David Wells Title: Chief executive, FTA Wells succeeded Theo de Pencier as chief executive of the FTA at the beginning of May. It’s unusual that the chief executives of both associations are starting their period in office at similar junctions, which makes it hard not to make comparisons with the RHA’s Richard Burnett.
18) James Wilson, CEO, Palletways After two decades with TNT, Edinburgh-based James Wilson was ready for a new challenge. That came in the shape of Palletways, which he bought with backing from Phoenix Equity Partners in 2004.