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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...
JetBlue today announces the appointment of William Cade as the carrier’s new vice president, technical operations. Cade joins JetBlue early next month to oversee the airline’s maintenance, materials, quality, engineering and technical purchasing functions. He will be based in Long Island City, N.Y., and report to Warren Christie, JetBlue’s senior...
FlightSafety International announces that David Davenport and Ray Johns will lead the company as Co-CEOs. David will also serve as President, Commercial, and Ray as President, Government and Manufacturing. “We are honored and humbled to have been named to succeed Bruce Whitman,” said David and Ray. “We are thankful for...