Our Leadership Team

View the profiles of the CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions Leadership Team.

Murray Gilder

Murray Gilder
Murray Gilder

Vice President
CHEP Europe, Automotive and Industrial Solutions

Murray joined CHEP in November 2017 as Vice President of CHEP Europe, Automotive and Industrial Solutions. Murray has overall responsibility for the financial and commercial performance of the Automotive business within the EMEA region, collaborating closely with the Country General Managers of the local businesses to ensure both strategic & operational alignment. His previous role included full accountability for UK, Italy, and the Netherlands. Amongst other roles, he also led the sales team and headed up the European Finance team.

Vanessa Stark

Vanessa Stark
Vanessa Stark

Strategic Marketing Director
CHEP Europe, Automotive and Industrial Solutions

Vanessa has 16 years experience working in a variety of Automotive & FMCG supply chains. Prior to joining CHEP in 2012, Vanessa worked for UTi (now part of DSV), a global, supply chain services and logistics company. Since joining CHEP, Vanessa has contributed successfully in several roles with the last 3 years spent leading Strategic Marketing for both the European & Global Automotive & Industrial Solutions businesses.

Isabel de Miguel Sacristan

Isabel de Miguel Sacristan
Isabel de Miguel Sacristan

Supply Chain Senior Manager
CHEP Europe, Automotive and Industrial Solutions

Isabel joined CHEP in 2006 and became Automotive Supply Chain Senior Manager in 2015. Prior to this role Isabel held several positions within the Central Planning team, in both Pallets and Automotive. Previous to her career in the Brambles Group, Isabel worked in several Supply Chain positions in the Industrial Manufacturing and in the Catering sectors. Isabel holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Santander University, Spain, and from ENSAM Paris.

Juergen Beissner

Jürgen Beissner
Juergen Beissner

Global Key Accounts Director
CHEP Europe, Automotive and Industrial Solutions

Jürgen joined CHEP in 2015 and is responsible for automotive and industrial global key accounts. He has more than twenty years of working experience in various positions within the sales area in an international working environment. 
He holds a degree in Business Economics from the University of Dortmund. 

Jaime Rivero

Jaime Rivero
Jaime Rivero

Human Resources Director
CHEP Europe, Automotive and Industrial Solutions

Jaime joined CHEP in 2011 as a Human Resources Manager in the Iberia Region and became HR Business Partner for Automotive Europe in July 2017. Previous to that, he was part of the Brambles Learning and Development global team based in Weybridge, UK. He holds a Degree in Psychology from the University Complutense of Madrid and a Master degree with specialization in Human Resources from the CFE.

Eamonn Casey

Eamonn Casey

Supply Chain and Customer Solutions Director
CHEP Europe, Automotive and Industrial Solutions

Eamonn started work at CHEP in 1985 as a Transport Clerk in Plant Operations. Since that time, he has had numerous roles across the Automotive, Pallets and Palecon business units. His positions include Supply Chain Director UKI, Pallets and PMO Director Europe, Pallets. He has worked in various departments including Operations, Logistics, Account Management, Strategy and Sales. His current title is Director, Intercontinental, Automotive, where he is responsible for the Implementation of our Global Intercontinental offering. He studied at Salford University in the UK, where he achieved a degree in Logistics and an MSc in Management Studies.

Lars Dames

Lars Dames
Lars Dames

Finance Director
CHEP Europe, Automotive and Industrial Solutions

Lars joined CHEP in October 2016 as Finance Director, Automotive Europe. Prior to joining CHEP, he worked for Orica Limited of Melbourne, Australia, where he held numerous finance roles. Over the years, Lars has gained in-depth experience in the areas of commercial finance, FP&A and controllership. One of the highlights of his career so far has been the project management for the set-up of an in-house finance shared services center serving Orica’s African operations, including SAP implementation and process design. Lars holds a degree in Commerce from the International School of Management in Dortmund, Germany.

Sanjiv Takyar

Sanjiv Takyar
Sanjiv Takyar

Global Packaging Solutions Director
CHEP Europe, Automotive and Industrial Solutions

Sanjiv joined CHEP in 2007 and became Director, Global Packaging Solutions in May 2016. Prior to this role, Sanjiv held a variety of positions in product development, and was promoted to Director, New Products and Innovation for the pallet business in 2012. Before joining CHEP, Sanjiv has gained development experience in a variety of industries including Automotive, Consumer Electronics and Marine products. Sanjiv holds a degree in Product Design from Bournemouth University, UK.

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