September 2014 People


Anton Khodakovsky became Volga Dnepr Group’s vice president, Japan and South Korea. Khodakovsky started work in the freight industry over 15 years ago. In 2004, after holding various positions in the freight sector, he joined Volga-Dnepr Group. During his 10 years with AirBridgeCargo, Anton has held various roles, including commercial director and regional director, Russia and CIS.

Air T, Inc. announced that Robert G. Norton, president and CEO of Air T’s CSA Air subsidiary, assumed the same roles with Air T’s other air cargo subsidiary, Mountain Air Cargo. William H. Simpson, Mountain Air Cargo’s president and CEO, became chairman of CSA Air and Mountain Air Cargo, with a reduced workload. Air T is one of the largest, small-aircraft air cargo operators in the U.S.

Alain Guerin became head of marketing at Swiss WorldCargo. Guerin draws on extensive airfreight and marketing experience. Within Swiss WorldCargo, he held several positions, including regional manager Western Europe (based in Paris) and regional manager Middle East (based in Dubai). He also spent more than two years as head of sales and marketing Europe, based in Zurich. Beginning in 2012, Guerin worked at Lufthansa Cargo, serving as head of sales steering, marketing and controlling for the Americas, based in Atlanta.

David L. Campbell is now Horizon Air’s president and COO. Campbell replaces Glenn Johnson, who retired Sept. 1. Campbell has more than 25 years of experience in maintenance and flight operations, most recently at JetBlue Airways, where he served as vice president of maintenance and engineering. Prior to that, he served as vice president of safety and operational performance at American Airlines. He joined American in 1988 after serving for four years in the U.S. Air Force. Horizon Air, which is based at Seattle Tacoma, is a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group.

India’s Jet Airways appointed Martin Drew as vice president, cargo. Drew has over 20 years of experience in the air cargo industry with airlines such as Lufthansa Cargo, ANA Aviation Services and DAS Air Cargo. At Jet Airways, he will be based in Mumbai.



The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) appointed Amar More, senior vice president, Kale Logistics, to its board. More will work with the TIACA team to help achieve a wider adoption of E-freight across the airfreight industry. He has a strong background in supply chain technology and has worked with global cargo airlines, airports, ground handlers and forwarders to create digital cargo community systems, E-freight platforms and enterprise systems. More received the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport International Young Achiever Award in 2009, in recognition of his contribution to delivering technology services to the logistics industry.

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) named Robert Keen as its new director general to succeed Peter Quantrill, who retired from the trade association in August. Keen joined the industry in 1970 and worked for a succession of forwarders before joining BIFA in 1999. He was appointed an executive director of BIFA in 2009. He is chairman of the FIATA Multimodal Institute and a member of FIATA’s Extended Board. He has also been chairman of the United Kingdom Air Cargo Club.



David A. Ford was named president of Precision Aviation Services (PAS), a Precision Aviation Group company. He is based in Peachtree City, Ga. Ford, who has held leadership roles at companies specializing in rotorcraft and gas turbines, replaces Adrienne Robinson. Ford will be responsible for managing PAS’ role as a provider of products, value-added services and maintenance to the worldwide aerospace industry. He comes to PAS from Chromalloy Gas Turbines, where he was general manager of one of the company’s largest divisions, Chromalloy Component Services, which specializes in engineering repairs of large gas turbines. Prior to that, he worked at Erickson Air-Crane, Keystone Helicopter Corporation and Sikorsky Global Helicopters.



CEVA Logistics named Brett Bissell as COO, contract logistics. Bissell joined CEVA in 2011 as executive vice president, Latin America. With more than 20 years of international experience, he previously served in executive positions with Flextronics International, including as vice president and country manager for Brazil, as well as general manager in Nagoya, Japan. Prior to Flextronics, he served in operational roles at Qualcomm, Motorola and Toshiba.

Logistics company Crane Worldwide Logistics began further development in the EMEA region. Janine Seemke was appointed as country manager for Germany. Seemke will direct the Central and Eastern European plans in the region.

Freight forwarder Purolator International named Paul Jasko district manager, Western U.S. Jasko comes to Purolator International, a subsidiary of freight delivery provider Purolator, with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He will be based in Purolator International’s office in Inglewood, Calif. Before joining the company, Jasko served as the Midwest vice president and general manager of Dynamex Logistics in Chicago. Earlier in his career, Paul spent 10 years as regional general manager with Emery Worldwide and Purolator Courier in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S., as well as four years with TNT Express Worldwide.

Kelvin Ko became CEO of Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL), a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways that is operating the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport. Prior to this, Ko was COO of CPSL. He was also one of the core members in the early stage of planning and design of the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal. Ko has over 20 years of experience in the air cargo industry. He has held various senior management positions at Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), DHL Express and SF Express.

Don Jacobs was appointed director sales of Jettainer, a service partner for outsourced ULD management. Jacobs will focus on potential markets such as America and Asia. He has been working in aviation and logistics for over 20 years, and has held senior management positions for DHL and the British Airport Authority.

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