Fed Ex has elected R. Brad Martin and Joshua Cooper Ramo to its board of directors, each for a one-year term. Martin, who is currently employed as chairman of the investment firm RBM Venture Co., serves on the board’s nominating and governance committee while Ramo, vice chairman of the strategic advisory firm Kissinger Associates, serves on its information technology oversight committee.
UPS has hired Laura Lane to lead its worldwide government relations efforts. Effective February 15, Lane will work out of UPS’s Washington, D.C., office and succeed Arnie Wellman, who is retiring after 20 years in the post. Lane comes to UPS from Citigroup, where she has served as managing director and head of international government affairs.
American Airlines has appointed Patricia Ornst as regional managing director of community and state affairs for the Northeast. In this role, Ornst represents American Airlines and its parent company, AMR Corp., on all legislative, regulatory, public policy and community issues pending before state, city and other local governments, including airport authorities and governing bodies. Prior to joining American, Ornst served as vice president and director of aviation at the New York City Economic Development Corp.
Hawaiian Airlines has announced that Peter Ingram will transition from executive vice president and chief financial officer to executive vice president and chief commercial officer. Scott Topping, a 16-year Southwest Airlines veteran, will assume the role of executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Hawaiian and its parent company, Hawaiian Holdings. In their new roles, Ingram oversees Hawaiian’s marketing and sales division, including cargo sales, while Topping manages Hawaiian’s financial strategy.
Toronto Pearson International Airport has appointed Darryl Horzelenberg as manager of air service development. He joins the airport authority with 13 years of airline experience and 10 years of airfreight-related work under his belt. In his new role, Horzelenberg is responsible for Toronto Pearson’s cargo portfolio.
AWT Group has named Pierre Timmermans as its new CEO. Prior to joining AWT, Timmermans managed the European division of global port operator PSA International, also serving in top management roles with European forwarder Frans Maas. Timmermans will replace Martin Fryvaldsky, who will remain on AWT Group’s board of directors.
Globe Express Services has appointed Gregory Tampas as president of the Americas region. A veteran of the logistics field, Tampas previously served as corporate sales and marketing manager for Hapag-Lloyd in Hong Kong, responsible for all transpacific business development activities in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Most recently, Tampas worked as senior director of corporate logistics for Dorel Industries, a global consumer products company.
Wim Bosman Belgium has appointed Peter De Laet as commercial manager for Belgium. A 26-year industry veteran, De Laet is well versed in road transport as well as sea and airfreight. His main tasks in his new role include establishing and coordinating the commercial business activities of both Wim Bosman and Mainfreight in Belgium. De Laet will also be responsible for guiding and supporting the sales team, extending the freight and logistics activities, and attracting new sea and airfreight traffic.
Esther Kort-Boreas, who previously held positions with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Inter Aviation Service, has started her own company, Short4Sure Communication Support. Short4Sure focuses on cargo-related companies that don’t have their own communication specialist, but need help with communication projects such as newsletters, brochures and events.
Clark Holdings has announced the resignation of Christian Cook as interim president and COO. Cook, a director of AlixPartners LLP, served in the positions during AlixPartners’ engagement by Clark, which concluded on September 30.
Agility has appointed Army Pedersen as general manager of its Denmark operations. A supply-chain and logistics veteran, Pederson is responsible for the expansion of the business and customer relationships in Denmark. He comes to Agility from Siemens Wind Power A/S, where he served as director of global transport and logistics and was responsible for transitioning the company into a decentralized global logistics organization.
Röhlig Logistics has named company veteran Jan Skovgaard as CEO of the Asia Pacific region, completing its global executive board. In his new role, Skovgaard is responsible for project logistics and supervising subsidiaries and agencies in the Asia Pacific. He previously served as managing director of the joint venture Weiss Röhlig in Singapore.
Toll Global Forwarding has appointed Gerd-Wolfgang Kux as regional director of marketing and sales for its Europe, the Middle East and Africa region, based in Zurich. A 38-year veteran of the freight forwarding and logistics field, Kux most recently served as global director of sales and administration at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. He begins his new position with Toll on January 1.
Lynden International has welcomed 20-year transportation veteran Ron Taylor as district sales manager at the Dallas Service Center and promoted Charles Odom to district manager in Houston. Taylor is responsible for developing business in the North Texas and Oklahoma markets, while Odom is focusing on the oil and gas sector.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has been elected to the Arab Air Carriers Organization ’s executive committee for a three-year term. The committee, which meets twice a year, is composed of eight other airline representatives and chairperson Ghaida Abdullatif, director general and CEO of Syrian Arab Airlines.
NASSTRAC has named Dell executive Marc Feeser to the association’s executive committee. A NASSTRAC member since 2006, Fesser previously served on the association’s education committee. At Dell, Feeser is responsible for supply-chain design and optimization for all aspects of the company’s segmented supply chain, with specific emphasis on retail. Feeser has also held transportation leadership roles positions at Best Buy and Rite Aid.