May 2013 People



Sergey Reznikov has been appointed to vice president of Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo (USA) after the resignation of Konstantin Vekchine. Vekchine, VP for sales & marketing, charter operations subgroup, decided to leave Volga-Dnepr Group after 15 years. Reznikov has worked for Volga-Dnepr for 17 years. He will strive to further enhance the position of Volga-Dnepr in North America.



Jo-Anne McLean has been appointed director, corporate marketing & business development at Halifax International Airport Authority. McLean’s responsibilities will be to increase non-aeronautical revenue such as retail and food, lead corporate marketing and support commercial development opportunities. Before this, she held management positions at Atlantic Lottery Corporation and Coca-Cola Bottling.




Global Express Services has appointed Oliver Huber as president North America. For the past 17 years, Huber has worked with UTi Worldwide, Inc., a global freight forwarder, where he most recently served as vice president Southeast and Caribbean region and as a member of the company’s Global Ocean Procurement committee for carrier selection. Huber joined the airfreight industry with Lufthansa.

Ivy Boyer has been named chief marketing officer of freight management company Geodis Wilson. She succeeds Kim Pedersen, who became executive vice president. Boyer will drive the business development strategy of Geodis Wilson worldwide. She has more than 20 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry. She had worked in the Philippines, Australia, Singapore and the U.S. Santiago Jimeno has become the new managing director of Colombia. He will have full responsibility for all operations in the country. He is replacing Leif Voelcker, who has moved to India to become cluster managing director, South Asia.

Swissport International Ltd. has appointed Juan Carlos Garcia as the new general manager for Swissport Cargo Services in Spain. Garcia has more than 25 years of managerial experience from various industries. His previous position at Swissport was passenger services airport manager at Madrid-Barajas Airport. Garcia will replace Jesús Romero, who will become Swissport Cargo Services’ commercial director for Europe.

Patrick Ky has been named executive director of the European Aviation Safety Agency effective Sept. 1. Right now, Ky is executive director of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research Joint Undertaking. He will succeed Patrick Goudou, who has been executive director of EASA since its creation in September 2003.

SBS Worldwide has promoted its USA CEO Lars Kloch to CEO, freight division, expanding his existing role to take responsibility of global freight operations. Kloch moved to the U.S. in 2004 where he held various supply chain solutions positions, including managing the global account manager team at Geodis Wilson. Kloch joined SBS Worldwide in January 2010 and became U.S. CEO in October 2012.

Véronique Creissels has been appointed Airbus’ head of communications beginning June. Right now, she is head of group communications at Vallourec, a world leader in tubular solutions primarily serving the energy markets. Before her position at Vollourec, Creissels headed communication at Thales Aerospace and Defense Mission Systems. Airbus Americas named Jennifer Ogle as director of human resources for the new assembly line in Mobile, Ala. During the construction phase of the assembly line, Ogle will be responsible for coordination of all HR-related activities, including compensation and benefits, expatriation, recruiting and training. Once construction is complete, she will be responsible for the day-to-day HR operations within the manufacturing facility. She previously worked as HR director at Taylor-Wharton Cryogenics in Theodore, Ala. She has more than 20 years of experience. Major construction of plant will begin in the summer. Hiring for manufacturing jobs at the assembly line will begin during the fourth quarter of 2013 and continue into 2014.

Toll Global Forwarding has named Paul Chinery as director of airfreight for its UK operations. Chinery will be responsible for developing Toll’s UK airfreight business and directly control the company’s main UK airfreight operations at Harmondsworth and Feltham, near London Heathrow Airport. Chinery has spent 20 years in the airfreight industry.

UPS appointed Cindy Miller as president of UPS Europe and Derek Woodward as president of emerging markets. Miller, who is now president of UPS U.K., Ireland and Nordics, succeeds Jim Barber who was appointed president of UPS International. Miller has worked for UPS for 24 years and has held many senior leadership positions in the U.S. and Europe. She led UPS in managing the logistics and delivery of more than 30 million items during the 2012 London Olympic Games. Woodward has been named to lead a new team dedicated to developing and implementing UPS’s emerging markets strategy. Right now, he is the president of global integrations and has been with UPS for 28 years.

The JFK Air Cargo Association recognized Bob Caton, vice president of leasing and marketing at Prologis, as its Person of the Year.


Damco made several appointments in Latin America. Stefan Bengtsson has joined Damco as CFO for Latin America. Bengtsson was CFO for Kuehne & Nagel in Brazil for more than nine years. Sune Stilling has left his job as managing director for West Africa to become COO for Latin America. Stilling has 14 years of experience in various positions in Africa, Europe and Asia with the A.P. Moller – Maersk group. He succeeds Svend Erik Arp, who will become regional chief transformation officer. Enrique Fajardo has joined as managing director for the Andean Cluster, consisting of Colombia and Ecuador. He has worked in the logistics and transportation industry for more than 18 years.

The Baltic Air Charter Association has elected Tony Coe, owner of Aviation
Complete, as its new chairman. The association, based at the Baltic Exchange in London, represents the interests of the global air charter industry. Coe has been in the aviation industry since 1973. In 1997, Coe launched Aviation Complete, an aircraft operating agent. He has been an association council member since 2009. Volker Meissner has been elected deputy chairman. Meissner started his aviation career with a commercial pilot’s license in 1990. In 2006, he founded Aviation Charter, an ad-hoc charter broker specialist.

Elemica, a provider of supply chain solutions, had hired Vince Squillacioti as chief information officer and head of global customer support. He will be responsible for ensuring Elemica’s network is always operational for clients. Squillacioti was previously CIO for CDI Corporation, a provider of engineering and IT outsourcing solutions.

Richard Thompson has become executive vice president of Air Charter Service’s North American offices. Thompson joined the company almost 10 years ago working in the London office. He eventually moved to the company’s New York office to become cargo director.

The MIAS Group, global provider of transport technology, is expanding its North American operations and has added an office in Denver for service and sales. Dennis McWherter is the head of this new office and vice president of U.S. operations. McWherter will focus on expanding American service and sales. Prior to joining MIAS, he was vice president of North America customer support for Swisslog Healthcare Solutions in Denver.

The Aviation Accreditation Board International’s board of trustees selected Gary Northam as president of AABI effective in the next academic year. Northam succeeds Gary Kiteley, who has announced his retirement. Northam has been a visiting team member on AABI and team chair for 16 years.

Swissport International Ltd., a provider of ground services to the aviation industry, has appointed Henrik Holming Werner as the new general manager for Swissport Cargo Services in Denmark. He has 30 years of managerial, operational and sales experience with companies such as DHL Express and Nivart Consulting.

The International Air Transport Association appointed Warren Jones as head of Cargo Network Service. Jones was previously the aviation development manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and has more than 15 years of experience in aviation and cargo.

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