GAC North America Logistics Hires New Managing Director


Patrik Ziegler has been appointed Managing Director of GAC North America – Logistics (GNAL), a leading company for general freight forwarding.

Ziegler is tasked with overseeing the continuing expansion of GAC’s integrated logistics services throughout North America.

He brings to the role more than 30 years’ experience in the logistics, oil and gas industries.

In his last position as Vice President for the South Area of the US at Agility, a supply chain and logistics company, he managed freight forwarding and contract logistics for 11 branches.

He is based at GNAL’s main office in Houston.

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The Group also serves the US logistics market through its offices in Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Lars Heisselberg, Group Vice President – Americas, said: “Patrik’s personality and wealth of experience makes him an ideal fit to GAC’s culture and his expertise will advance GNAL’s growth strategy to the next level.

“We are confident that Patrik’s track record of strong leadership in both logistics, oil and gas industries makes him uniquely qualified to lead our North American Logistics team successfully into the future.”

GAC has extended its reach in South America by opening a branch in Paranagua, a city in the state of Paraná, Brazil, its first venture into the south of the country.

Read more: GAC recently expanded its shipping, logistics and marine services’ operational footprint in Belgium by acquiring the port agency business of Ahlers Belgium NV

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