Griffin Americas, a division of Griffin Global Group, a global marine and offshore travel specialist, announced Friday the appointment of Judy “J.P.” Peplinski as chief executive officer. J.P. will assume this position for all of North and South America operations for Griffin Global Group. This new appointment will take effect on Feb. 4, 2013. The role has been created following Bob Westendarp's decision to step back from his full time role as president and chief executive officer after 22 years with the Company. Bob will remain active as a significant shareholder, chairman of the Americas Board and director of the Griffin Global Group.
Before joining Griffin, Peplinski held the position of Vice President at CWT Energy Services & MOTLI. She has had a successful career in specialized oil & energy travel management spanning more than 30 years. At CWT, J.P. held various leadership roles including global responsibility and oversight for their Marine & Oilfield Travel Logistics (MOTLI) division, global strategy, safety and security, business development, operations and customer services. J.P. is recognized as a subject matter expert in all energy related travel, providing vision and key market insight, analysis, projections and global strategy specific to the energy sector.
Bob Westendarp said, "Bringing J.P. on board as the new CEO for the Americas is an important strategic move for Griffin. We have always recognized J.P. as a visionary in our industry and we feel very fortunate that she has joined our team. This clearly signifies Griffin’s commitment to remain at the forefront of the marine and offshore travel and logistics management sector."
Simon Morse, executive chairman of Griffin Global Group, commented: "We are delighted that J.P. Peplinski has joined Griffin; she brings a wealth of sector experience to drive Griffin through its next phase of growth. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Bob Westendarp for his valuable contribution to the success of Griffin over the years."
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