Friday, May 3, 2013

Maersk Line Hires Microsoft Exec

Maersk Line has hired Stephen Schueler as its Chief Commercial Officer, effective May 27. Schueler, a 46-year-old American, comes to Maersk from Microsoft Corp., where he was the head of global retail sales and marketing.

He takes over for former Maersk Line CCO Lucas Vos, who submitted his resignation in February after seven years with the company. Vos’ last day was May 1.

Schueler had only been with Microsoft since August 2012, but prior to that, he spent more than 20 years with Procter & Gamble, where he utilized his sales and management skills in a variety of roles across Europe, South America and Asia before becoming the company’s head of global retail sales.

“Stephen has developed and led the global sales operations of two of the world’s largest and most prestigious companies with great results. We are focused on improving the way we sell our services to customers in order to reach volume and profit targets and Stephen brings valuable insight that we hope to leverage,” Maersk Line CEO Søren Skou said. “Combined with extensive international sales experience, he is exactly what we are looking for to further strengthen the Maersk Line sales force.”

With Maersk Line, Stephen will be responsible for over 9,000 Maersk Line employees in 125 countries, which includes the global country organizations and all global sales, customer service and communication related tasks.

He’s also expected to focus on sales efficiency, value selling and customer needs, according to Maersk.