People / Stuart Lloyd joins Bibby Distribution as client development director

first_imgMr Lloyd added: “Bibby Distribution is in a great position, as it has retained its scale and capability, despite the challenges the sector as a whole has faced over the past five years. Now we’ve a chance to build the business further and drive forward an evolution of our culture. That will ensure our customers continue to reap the rewards of working with a 3PL with the reach and resources of a national provider, yet the flexibility, innovation and creativity associated with a smaller family business.” Bibby Distribution has appointed Stuart Lloyd to the new role of director of client development.Mr Lloyd, 51, joins Bibby after four years consultant on various manufacturing, engineering, retail and FMCG supply chains. That followed two decades in various director-level positions with Yodel, DHL, Christian Salvesen and Norbert Dentressangle.The company said it created the new role to ensure its customers enjoy added value from their contracts.Mike Brown, group portfolio director for Bibby Line Group, Bibby Distribution’s parent company, said: “Stuart brings a wealth of experience honed at some of the world’s largest and most successful logistics providers. He is particularly skilled at adding value for customers in our core markets of manufacturing, engineering and retail.” By Gavin van Marle 25/01/2016last_img read more

How the Daytona 500 field is set for the 2017 race

first_imgBUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live! The Daytona 500 is a unique event in many ways, including how the 40-car field is set for this year’s race (Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). There are two days that carry the most significance in how the field is set. The first is Sunday, Feb. 19 when two rounds of single-car qualifying will take place starting at 3:10 p.m. ET (FOX). The second is Thursday, Feb. 23 when the Can-Am Duel races take place, starting at 7 p.m. ET (FS1). Here are more details: SINGLE-CAR QUALIFYING Programming info for single-car qualifying When: Sunday, Feb. 19 Where: Daytona International Speedway TV: FOX Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio What is the format? This event will determine the front row (spots 1 and 2) for the Daytona 500. There will be two rounds of single-car qualifying, with the 12 fastest cars in Round 1 advancing to Round 2. There will be a 10-minute break between rounds, and cars will make their Round 2 run based on Round 1 times (slowest going first, fastest last). The fastest time in Round 2 will be the Coors Light Pole Award winner for the Daytona 500. The second-fastest time in Round 2 will earn the other spot on the front row for the Daytona 500. The pole winner will start first in the first Can-Am Duel race on Thursday. The other front-row driver will start first in the second Can-Am Duel race. The rest of the field will line up for Thursday’s Can-Am Duels based on qualifying time, with odd-numbered finishers lining up in the first Duel, and even-numbered finishers lining up for the second Duel. CAN-AM DUELS Programming info for the Can-Am Duels When: Thursday, Feb. 23 Where: Daytona International Speedway TV: FS1 Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio What is the format? The Can-Am Duels will determine spots 3-38 in the Daytona 500 grid. With 36 Charter teams entered in the race, two of these spots will be filled by the top Open car in each Duel race. The qualifiers from the first Duel will line up on the inside row in the Daytona 500 depending upon their finish in Duel 1. The qualifiers from the second Duel will line up on the outside row for the Daytona 500 depending upon their result in Duel 2. The remaining two spots on the Daytona 500 grid will be awarded to the top Open teams from Sunday’s qualifying that are still left (i.e. didn’t qualify through the Duels). In review: – Two spots (front row) determined by Sunday’s qualifying. – Spots 3-38 determined by results of Duels races. – Spots 39, 40 go to the top Open cars remaining. – That’s a total of 40 cars for Sunday’s race (36 Charter cars, 4 Open cars). </p>last_img read more