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Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. announced that President and Chief Executive Officer William J. (Bill) Flynn will retire from the company effective January 1, 2020, after a successful 13-year tenure, and become Chairman of the Board on that date. The board has appointed John W. Dietrich, current Executive Vice President...
JetBlue announced the following changes in the airline’s commercial leadership team: Scott Laurence to Lead Revenue and Planning Scott Laurence has been promoted to the role of Head of Revenue and Planning. He will report to JetBlue President and Chief Operating Officer Joanna Geraghty. Laurence will oversee JetBlue’s sales and revenue...
David Davenport, Co-CEO and President, Commercial, of FlightSafety International, has been elected President of The Wings Club Foundation. The Board of Governors voted to elect David during the Wings Club Annual Meeting held on March 27, 2019. He will serve a one-year term. “It is an honor to be elected President of the Wings...
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, including most recently as Head of...
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 his FedEx career as an international...
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 the country....
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, identifying and sharing best practice from...
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 two years, as global head of air freight at Flexport,...
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 with Engineering Program Management. Her team...
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 served the company as chief executive...