XPO Logistics, a leading provider of freight transportation services, has announced the appointment of Avelino Silva as regional sales manager for Northwest Spain (Galicia and Asturias) and Portugal, effective immediately. He is responsible for commercial strategy and execution in the region, including the management of strategic accounts and the development of XPO’s sales team. He reports to Carlos Rivero, business development director for Southern Europe and Morocco, and to Diego Dopico, regional director for the North and Northwest of Spain and Portugal.
Avelino Silva has extensive experience in the transport and logistics sector, including more than 11 years with DB Schenker, where he led sales activities in the Iberia West region and served as head of groupage and parcel international. Previously, he was responsible for supply chain planning for industrial technology companies Qimonda and Infineon Technologies (formerly Siemens Semiconductors). He holds a degree in industrial engineering and management from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Massimo Marsili, managing director – Southern Europe and Morocco, XPO Logistics, said: "We are delighted to welcome Avelino to XPO. He has extensive knowledge of the logistics industry, and a deep understanding of business development in Northwest Spain and Portugal. His versatile experience in sales, operations and team management makes him the right person to lead the development of our business and sales organization in this strategic area of the Iberian Peninsula.”