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Each year, members from KAAMCO’s Cargo Committee Board (an association of station managers of all scheduled airlines operating into and out of JFK International Airport) get together to nominate employees within the industry for its Person of the Year award, which highlights the relentless efforts of one individual. The...
Dr. Michael Kerkloh, who has served as the President and CEO of Munich Airport (FMG) for over 17 years, will retire at the end of 2019. Dr. Kerkloh, who took office in 2002, celebrated his 65th birthday in June 2018. Over his airport management career, Kerkloh came to be seen as...
JetBlue today announced the appointment of Edward Baklor as the carrier’s new Vice President, Inflight Experience. He will join JetBlue effective January 2019 and lead the carrier’s 5,000 award-winning inflight crewmembers. Baklor comes to JetBlue from LaGuardia Gateway Partners where he served as Chief Commercial Officer responsible for leading the...
Air Italy is pleased to announce that Valentina Quagliata has been appointed as Senior Vice President Network, Planning and Strategy to oversee Air Italy’s strategic network development and will be joining shortly. Ms Quagliata, who has been an aviation professional for 20 years, has held a series of varied and...
project44 (p44) recently announced the appointment of two crucial hires who will take on prominent leadership roles for the transportation and logistics technology provider. Michael Bruns, Chief Financial Officer, and Will Hansmann, Chief Technology Officer, join one of Chicago’s fastest-growing technology companies as it seeks to build a world-class...
project44, the leader in advanced visibility for shippers and third-party logistics firms, recently announced the appointment of two crucial hires who will take on prominent leadership roles for the transportation and logistics technology provider. Michael Bruns, Chief Financial Officer, and Will Hansmann, Chief Technology Officer, join one of Chicago’s fastest-growing...
Southwest has promoted Wally Devereaux to Managing Director Cargo and Charters. This role will report to Senior Vice President of Operations Jack Smith and is a backfill for the position previously held by Matt Buckley, who has retired. Wally leads the industry's finest Cargo and Charters team with Employees dedicated to providing exceptional...
CHEP, the global leader in pallet pooling and supply chain management solutions, today appointed Jake Gilene to the role of senior vice president, sales and customer service, CHEP USA. This position was previously held by Dan Martin, recently named president, IFCO North America. “CHEP prides itself on developing and promoting...
JetBlue today announced the appointment of Brandon Nelson as the corporation’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Nelson will lead JetBlue’s Legal, Ethics and Compliance, Cybersecurity, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts. He will report to JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hayes. Mr. Nelson joined JetBlue in 2005 and previously...
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has poached Duncan Watson from Emirates, to be its vice president for group commercial cargo. Mr. Watson brings more than three decades’ experience to the company, joining from Emirates where he served as VP of commercial cargo operations. Prior to 11 years with the Dubai-based carrier,...

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