Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and a technology provider for the shipping supply chain, has appointed Chuck Schneider as General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
In this new role, Schneider will handle sales, professional services and support in the EMEA region.
Schneider previously served as General Manager for Navis in the Americas and has held various positions within the company for more than 11 years.
During his tenure at Navis, Schneider has been involved in numerous process automation projects utilizing technologies such as OCR, RFID and DGPS to automate data collection functions at container terminals.
He first joined Navis as the VP of Custom Solutions where he expanded the company’s system integration capabilities and custom software development, including building the foundation for its automated terminals.
Schneider (pictured above) has provided the strategic guidance and industry know-how to the teams that launched Navis’ system at DPW Antwerp, APMT Virginia and Long Beach Container Terminal.
Prior to joining Navis, Schneider held the position of Vice President of Custom Solutions for Embarcadero Systems Corporation where he managed large custom software and system integration projects for marine terminal operators.
His background includes experience with terminal operating system (TOS) design, gate and yard automation as well as Internet strategies for integrating shippers, truckers and other supply chain stakeholders with marine terminals.
Schneider holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering as well as a Masters of Computer Engineering from Cornell University.
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As part of the transition, Susan Gardner will manage North American sales in her new title of Sr. Director of Field Operations, North America and Martin Bardi will manage the LATAM region sales as VP of Field Operations.
Benoit de la Tour, President of Navis, said: “Navis is well established as a leader in EMEA, and as terminals and shipping lines continue to modernize and automate operations in that region and boost their impact in the global ocean supply chain, we’re confident that Chuck will help customers achieve their goals along the way.
“His commitment to delivering the best possible outcomes for our clients and years of first-hand technical experience make him a critical asset for our company as we continue to broaden relationships and product offerings globally.”