Murray Gilder appointed CHEP Vice President Automotive and Industrial Solutions EMEA

Cologne – CHEP, a leader in supply chain solutions, has named Murray Gilder as the company’s new vice president of the Automotive and Industrial Solutions division in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The ever-increasing demands of the market require us to do more than be only a pure packaging provider. We act as a reliable partner delivering effective turnkey solutions that can be applied throughout the supply chain.

Gilder will be responsible for the financial and economic development of CHEP’s Automotive and Industrial Solutions division in the EMEA region. In his new role, he will further expand CHEP’s position as a provider of innovative solutions across the supply chain, from intercontinental solutions to value creation analysis. In addition, he will promote the digitization of the supply chain, especially in the area of logistics for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Prior to joining CHEP, Murray Gilder was a leader in Exova Limited, a highly respected material testing company that specializes in a comprehensive range of material and product qualification testing, consulting and certification services across a wide range of industries and products. These include the international aviation industry, oil and gas industry, infrastructure and environmental industry, transport and industrial companies as well as fire protection and construction products.

In his previous role as Director of Oil, Gas & Industrials he was responsible for the UK, Italy, and the Netherlands. Before that, Murray Gilder had been responsible for managing the sales team and the European finance team at Exova. While at Exova Limited, Murray has built an impressive portfolio. He has successfully expanded the company from pure oil and gas business to more diverse areas and diversified to reduce the company’s dependence on oil and gas by 30%. During the oil price crisis, he restructured the company to remain competitive in a highly competitive market that demanded more cost-effective solutions.

Another important trend is the embedding of digital technologies – they are becoming essential distinctions, especially when electric and hybrid vehicles become the norm.

On the supply chain in the automotive industry, Murray Gilder, who studied accounting and business at the University of Edinburgh, and said with distinction, that there is definitely a shift here. “The ever-increasing demands of the market require us to do more than be only a pure packaging provider,” he said. “We act as a reliable partner delivering effective turnkey solutions that can be applied throughout the supply chain. Another important trend is the embedding of digital technologies – they are becoming essential distinctions, especially when electric and hybrid vehicles become the norm. These trends will shake up the industry and I am convinced that CHEP is uniquely positioned to play a leading role in this development. I am delighted to be part of such an innovative and truly sustainable company. “