Kuehne + Nagel has appointed Bob Mihok as President of its North American region, effective April 1, 2016. He succeeds John Hextall, who steps down at his own request, and who will remain with the company until June 30, 2016 to ensure a smooth transition.

Bob Mihok will be responsible for the company’s Seafreight, Airfreight, Overland, Contract Logistics, and Integrated Logistics operations in the North American Region comprising the United States, Canada and Mexico. He will work from the regional headquarters in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Dr. Detlef Trefzger, CEO of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, said: “North America is an important growth market for Kuehne + Nagel. With his comprehensive experience in end-to end supply chain solutions and his global perspective, Bob Mihok will leverage our investments made in 2015 and substantially improve our market position.

Bob Mihok began his career with Kuehne + Nagel in Basel, Switzerland in 1982. After assuming tasks in the United States and Italy for several years, in 1995, he was appointed Deputy Head of Seafreight of Kuehne + Nagel Asia Pacific. In 1998, Bob Mihok took over as National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel Indonesia, and in 2001, he became the Regional CEO of the company’s South American organization. Since April 2008, Bob Mihok led the company’s Eastern Europe organization.