Sappio Appointed President & CEO of Rickmers Americas

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Friday, September 07, 2012
Robert Sappio

Sappio Appointed President & CEO of Rickmers Americas
 
The Rickmers Group has appointed Robert Sappio to the position of President and CEO of Rickmers Americas. He will report to Ronald D Widdows, CEO of Rickmers Holding. Sappio will be responsible for all aspects of Rickmers Group’s business in the Americas: including Rickmers-Linie (America) which is based in Houston, Texas, and the Maersk-Rickmers US Flag joint venture, which operates multi-purpose heavy lift cargo ships.

For the Rickmers-Linie business, Mr Sappio will also report to Ulrich Ulrichs and Rüdiger Gerhardt, Managing Directors of Rickmers-Linie, who are responsible for the global operations of the Group’s heavy-lift and breakbulk business.
Sean Carney, formally the head of Rickmers-Linie in the US will continue to have responsibilities within the heavy-lift/breakbulk business.


Mr Sappio joins Rickmers Group from his previous position as a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting in San Francisco.  He has nearly 30 years of experience in shipping, intermodal transportation, logistics and supply chain management. He has served a broad range of clients across the US, Europe and Asia.

 

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