Airport solutions specialist Vanderlande has appointed Andrew Manship chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2024.

Andrew Manship will succeed current CEO Remo Brunschwiler, who plans to end his executive management career on December 31, 2023, to focus on non-executive management positions.

Manship is at present Vanderlande’s executive VP BU Airport & Parcel Solutions. He brings a strong customer-driven focus to his new role, as well as a deep understanding of Vanderlande’s business strategy, activities and global markets. He has been with the company since 2016 and has successfully merged Vanderlande’s airport and parcel businesses. Manship also brings a wealth of experience within the automated material handling industry and a track record of delivering added value to customers in highly competitive markets, according to the company.

Norio Wakabayashi, chairman of Vanderlande’s Supervisory Board, said: “We are convinced that Andrew is the best candidate to lead Vanderlande through its next phase of growth. He has successfully expanded the global airport business for the company and realised valuable portfolio synergies with the parcel business. Vanderlande will continue to benefit from his visionary industry expertise and unwavering customer focus, reinforced by his value-driven ethos.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Remo for his leadership of Vanderlande. His clear strategic focus on organisational development and sustainable platform-based solutions has given the company a strong foundation for future growth and a better position from which to succeed.”

Vanderlande specialises in future-proof logistic process automation in the airports, warehousing, and parcel sectors. Its baggage handling systems and related passenger solutions are capable of moving over 4 billion pieces of baggage around the world per year. They are active in more than 600 airports, including 12 of the world’s top 20.

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