UTC Overseas has appointed Hans J. Meyer as ceo, succeeding Brian Posthumus.
Meyer previously served as UTC's executive vice president, in charge of the company's heavy equipment division.
Posthumus, who has been with UTC for nearly three decades, will assume the role of chairman and work closely with the executive management team.
"The logistics industry is constantly changing," said Posthumus. "To continue UTC's success, it is vital to adapt to change and move forward with a renewed vision and strategy. I believe it is critical to bring change from within, and entrust somebody who knows UTC's culture, expectations and who will uphold and further enhance our superior service level."