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New CEO in Girteka Europe West will focus on sales efficiency


Starting from January 2nd, 2023, Mindaugas Pasilauskas took the place of the CEO of Girteka Europe West – a newly established legal entity after separating Girteka into three business units and a competence centre.


With the reorganization of its business structure in 2022, Girteka Group has a clear goal – to increase its business efficiency and become a more client-oriented organization. To prepare Girteka’s structure for future expansion, the management decided to restructure the Group and its commercial organizations into separate business entities.


New CEO for newly established business


Starting from January 2nd, 2023, Mindaugas Pasilauskas took place of the CEO of Girteka Europe West. The newly established legal entity will further develop logistics services in Western and Central Europe, with a focus on full-truck-load international refrigerated road transport market.


Regarding the changes, Edvardas Liachovičius, CEO of Girteka Group, says: “I believe that those changes, experience, and knowledge of colleagues in new roles will help us in our strategic growth to become one of the Top 10 logistics companies in Europe.”


Mindaugas Pasilauskas was the CEO of Class Trucks, a transport asset management company of Girteka Group, as well was responsible for strategic decisions and sustainability agenda.


“First, I want to thank my team at Class Trucks for our remarkable achievements during the last 3+ years. Girteka is the world of opportunities and I am happy to take the next personal challenge. I see a great chance to grow with Europe West colleagues and I am sure together we will be able to reach the high ambition for our business in Europe,” says Mindaugas Pasilauskas.


Strengthening the Group’s organization with new positions


Furthermore, from the beginning of 2023, the Group organization will be reinforced with the new Chief of Staff, Marius Čatrauskas. Marius has almost 20 years of experience working in a multinational environment.


“While studying, I started to work for an international audit company and after a couple of years, I joined Vilniaus Prekyba as the CFO of one of the subsidiaries. I spent almost 15 years as VP, holding different managerial positions. I bring in the experience of the international expansion, acquisitions, and divestitures of businesses and working on the boards of companies in different countries,” says Marius Čatrauskas.


Former Chief of Staff, Mindaugas Aleška, will join Girteka Europe West as COO, to strengthen and manage regional development strategies and digital agenda. He will focus on supporting Mindaugas Pasilauskas in continuation of our strategic direction in transformation of Europe West organization.


Mindaugas Aleška has extensive experience in supply chain, retail, healthcare, power and the oil and gas sectors in addition to the experience on leading Girteka Group’s ongoing strategy.


“It is a great feeling to join such a huge team of Girteka Europe West, especially one that is so ambitious. There is a very difficult and interesting time ahead of us in our transformation, but the scale of challenge is nothing new to us. This is who we are,” says Mindaugas Aleška.


New structure with new opportunities


During 2022, Girteka has made enormous changes and progress in terms of becoming a more international, digitalized company, that delivers on customers’ promises and shapes the future of road transportation in Europe.


Today, the Girteka Group structure reflects market needs and focuses on the customer, with four separate companies: Girteka Europe West, Girteka Nordics (combined with two Scandinavian brands Thermotransit and Termomax), TNDM Trucking, and Girteka Europe East that are focusing on providing logistics services in their respective geographical areas.


Followed by supporting companies – Girteka Transport, which covers drivers, maintenance, and services, Class Trucks, focusing on transport asset management, and Girteka Competence Centre, which holds centralized IT, procurement, administration, people and culture and finance functions in Vilnius, Lithiuania and newly established service centre in Tbilisi, Georgia.


Girteka Europe West is newly established entity to develop services dedicated to the European customers. Girteka Europe West also provides intermodal logistics solutions as well as sustainable road transportation with HVO, LNG and electric trucks, delivering and supporting various sector including Fresh & frozen food, pharmaceutical, automotive industrials, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), excised goods, electronics, retail goods and others.