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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,...
Flight Safety Foundation announced that Dr. Hassan Shahidi, a long-time senior executive at the influential MITRE Corporation and a leader in aviation safety and air traffic management, will become its new president and CEO in January 2019. Shahidi will succeed Jon L. Beatty, who has led the Foundation for...
Evita “Evie” Garces, Managing Director of Maintenance Operations Control at American Airlines, was named the company’s new FAA-certificated Director of Maintenance (DOM). As the first female and the first Latina team member to occupy this position, American is making history as it upholds its commitment to diversity. As the new...
UPS announced that George Brooks has been appointed president for the Americas Region. Brooks takes over Romaine Seguin’s role, who has accepted a global assignment at UPS Corporate headquarters. George will be responsible for all UPS package and cargo operations in Canada and more than 50 countries and territories,...
UPS recently announced that Romaine Seguin has been appointed president of UPS Global Freight Forwarding. She will oversee air, ocean, and rail freight forwarding as well as brokerage and supplier management for the 220 countries and territories UPS serves around the world. Seguin began her career with UPS in...

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