September 2011: People
OAG has appointed Pat Wolski and Anna Henley as account managers for its North American sales team, replacing Dan Curtin and Nancy Fleming. Wolski will be responsible for managing all aviation renewals in North America for airports, airport services, airlines and travel distribution while Henley will oversee manufacturers, consultancy, financial and other verticals. Both women are 29-year OAG veterans.
Swissport International has named Roman Hermann as its executive vice president for business development. Effective October 1, Hermann will become a member of the Group Executive Management team, responsible for mergers, acquisitions and business planning. He joins Swissport from ABB Asea Brown Boveri’s corporate development department, where he managed mergers and acquisitions for more than three years.
CargoWise has named Owen Senior as general manager of development. In addition to leading all software development teams, he will assume responsibility for the company’s
global software development program and all technical project management activities. Senior brings vast experience in developing enterprise software solutions and software-as-a-service systems, which he will leverage in his new role.
Lufthansa Technik has announced several changes to key management roles: Senior Vice President of Engine Services Burkhard Andrich will assume the position of senior vice president of aircraft component services, switching roles with Johannes Bussmann. In addition, Stephan Drewes has been appointed CEO of Lufthansa Technik Malta. Furthermore, Bernhard Krueger-Sprengel, former CEO of Lufthansa Technik Philippines, will take over as vice president of engine overhaul at Hamburg. Gerald Frielinghaus will assume Krueger-Sprengel’s previous role. Finally, Aloysius Giordimaina will retire as CEO of Lufthansa Technik Malta, but will continue to serve the company as a member of its supervisory board.
Brian Kruger, the current CFO of Toll, will become the company’s managing director in January. He will replace Paul Little. Kruger has worked at Toll for two years. Grant Devonport will serve as interim CFO.
Airports Council International has named Rafael Echevarne as director of economics and program development. Echevarne recently ran his own airport economics and management consultancy firm; he previously held positions at Ferrovial, Copenhagen Airports, Abu Dhabi Airports Company and Airways Corporation of New Zealand.