Madrid – CHEP, the supply chain solutions company, has announced the appointment of Valentina Tundo as Carrier Management Director for Europe, effective from January 1. Based in Italy, she reports to Pedro Gabaldon, Vice President of Logistics for CHEP Europe.
Within her new role, Valentina will be responsible for the continued development and execution of CHEP’s European Carrier Management strategy, which is focused on leveraging the company’s network while increasing truck utilization through engineered supply chain and digital solutions, which will improve CHEP customer experience. Additionally, Valentina will design CHEP’s transport decarbonization program in Europe to achieve the company’s decarbonization objectives towards 2040.
“It is a great pleasure to start this new endeavor at CHEP, where I hope to implement innovative initiatives that improve CHEP’s customer experience and our portfolio of service offerings,” she said. “Increasing transport optimization will not only make our customers’ supply chains more efficient, but it will also make them more sustainable.”
Valentina joined CHEP in January 2020 as Senior Manager, Supply Chain Italy, and Greece. During that time, she improved the supply chain network in the region, implemented the automation roadmap, and helped Italy to achieve a three-star award with the Lean & Green Program. Before her experience at CHEP, she was Supply Chain Manager at Eurotranciatura, an Italian industrial machinery manufacturing company. She has a Science degree and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.
“At CHEP we have always been committed to innovation, collaboration and sustainability, which is why we rely on professionals like Valentina, whose extended experience in supply chain management and consultancy will certainly impact our customers’ satisfaction and our business performance,” commented Pedro Gabaldon, Vice President of Logistics for CHEP Europe.
CHEP helps move more goods to more people in more places than any other organization on earth. Its pallets, crates, and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain, and the world’s biggest brands trust CHEP to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably, and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world’s most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’.
CHEP’s ambition is to create a positive impact on the planet and society, pioneering regenerative supply chains. CHEP primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail, and general manufacturing industries. The company employs approximately 11,700 people and owns approximately 360 million pallets, crates, and containers through a network of more than 750 service centers, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in approximately 60 countries. Its largest operations are in North America and Western Europe.