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Air Italy has announced that Sergio Boscarol has been appointed as Chief Human Resources and Organization Officer for Air Italy with immediate effect. Mr Boscarol brings with him more than 20 years’ experience as a human resources and organisation professional from multiple industry segments,...
FedEx Corp. announced today that Don Colleran has been appointed president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express, effective March 16. Colleran has been with FedEx for almost 30 years, holding various executive level positions in several operating companies and international regions. He began...
FedEx Corp. announced today that Gloria R. Boyland, Corporate Vice President of Operations and Service Support, has been named to Black Enterprise’s 2019 List of Most Powerful Women in Corporate America, the publication’s exclusive listing of the highest ranking and most influential African American female executives in...
Mike Duffy and Mike Simpson will become Executive Vice President Innovation and Executive Vice President Americas respectively, reporting to Craig Smyth, CEO of WFS. Mike Duffy will use his considerable cargo and ground handling expertise, and industry network, to establish new ways of working,...
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed Flexport’s air freight director, Neel Shah, to its board of directors. Mr. Shah brings nearly two decades of experience to a board he previously served on between 2011 and 2012. Over the past...
Congratulations to Amanda Rogers, Senior Engineer of Construction and Cathleen Mahoney, Program Director who were recently recognized as Professional Women in Construction, New York’s 20 Under 40 Outstanding Women in Construction. With a career that spans over 17 years, Cathleen is the Program Director...
John Pearson has officially taken over as the new chief executive of DHL Express to replace Ken Allen. Pearson takes over the role from Allen, who is heading over to the parcel giant’s new e-commerce division.  Mr. Pearson joined DHL Express in 1986, and...
Hudson Ltd., a leader in North American travel retail, announced that Roger Fordyce has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective January 8, 2019. Mr. Fordyce succeeds Joseph DiDomizio, who is leaving the Company to pursue other interests. Mr. Fordyce served as...

Alan Dietl Passes

Alan was born in Ozone Park, Queens on January 11, 1949. Alan was one of four children: Frank Jr, Carol and Richard “Bo” Dietl born to Frank and Sally Dietl (nee Timpanaro). A lifelong New Yorker, Alan graduated from Richmond Hill High School in 1967 and attended...
It was just after 5 p.m. on a recent Thursday evening and Chris Rhoads, the manager of airport operations at LaGuardia Airport, was engaging in one of his favorite pursuits – talking with high school kids about a future in aviation. This evening, however,...

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