Vanderlande has appointed Andrew Manship as its next CEO. He will take up the position on January 1, 2024.
Manship is currently executive vice president of Vanderlande’s airport and parcel solutions business unit. He will bring a customer-driven focus to his new role, as well as an understanding of Vanderlande’s business strategy, activities and global markets. He has been with the company since 2016 and has merged Vanderlande’s airport and parcel businesses. In addition, Manship has experience within the automated material handling industry and a track record of delivering added value to customers in highly competitive markets.
Manship succeeds current CEO Remo Brunschwiler, who intends to end his executive management career on December 31, 2023, and thereafter transition to non-executive management positions.
Norio Wakabayashi, the 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 realized 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 organizational development and sustainable platform-based solutions has given the company a strong foundation for future growth and a better position from which to succeed.”
Brunschwiler said, “It has been a pleasure to have been the CEO of Vanderlande for almost seven years and – with the support of the organization – continuously strive for a high performance that results in innovative solutions for the benefit of our customers. I have enjoyed working with talented colleagues, who have helped me to move our customers’ businesses forward on a global scale. I will hand over my CEO responsibilities to Andrew in January 2024, safe in the knowledge that he brings great determination and energy to the role, with a customer-centric focus.”
Manship stated, “I am honored to have been appointed as Remo’s successor, with the opportunity to lead Vanderlande as a trusted partner for future-proof logistics process automation. I aim to build on the company’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions to serve the needs of our customers. In addition, I look forward to working with Vanderlande’s global team, as well as Toyota Industries Corporation, to deliver optimal value. And finally, I would also like to thank Remo for the trust and support he has given me over the years.”