Unipart Logistics has appointed Ian Truesdale as managing director.

He succeeds Frank Burns, who has been named Unipart Group EVP.

Truesdale joined Unipart in April as MD Group Strategy. He has more than 35 years of experience in operations and supply chain, with the last 16 years in senior international leadership positions within the logistics industry.

Most recently, Truesdale developed the integrated physical and digital supply chain and logistics strategy for NEOM, a smart city/region in Saudi Arabia.

“I am looking forward to leading Unipart Logistics, leveraging all the aspects of The Unipart Way and our commitment to developing the best people in the industry, combined with our laser focus on digitally enhanced supply chain solutions,” said Truesdale.

For his part, Unipart chairman and Group chief executive, John Neill, added: “Unipart Logistics is a strong business with a growing portfolio of important customers and massive potential for growth. Ian brings a wealth of experience to this vital role.

“I am confident he will continue with the excellent work to date in helping Unipart customers and prospects reimagine their supply chains to take advantage of the opportunities presented by Industry 4.0.”