Schiphol Group’s executive vice president and CFO, P.M. Verboom, has announced that he will retire next year. Verboom has served in his current role since 1997. The group’s supervisory board has started the search for his successor.
Southwest Airlines Cargo Management Group has named Jim McKeon its new strategic advisor. A 20-year-industry veteran, McKeon brings a wealth of knowledge to the role, particularly in the areas of international air cargo sales and marketing, interline strategy development, and product development. He will leverage these skills in his new position as Southwest Airlines integrates AirTran into its network and incorporates the 737-800 series aircraft into its fleet next year.
US Airways has appointed William J. Post to its board of directors. Post, the retired chairman and CEO of Pinnacle West Corp. and former president and CEO of Arizona Public Service, will serve on the board’s compensation and human resources and labor committees. In addition to his new role with US Airways, Post also serves on the boards of Swift Transportation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and First Solar.
UPS has appointed 26-year company veteran Jim Barber to the role of president of the UPS Europe region with responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Barber, who most recently served as chief operations officer of the European region, will manage all UPS package, cargo and logistics operations in 120 countries and territories in his new role. He succeeds retiring president Wolfgang Flick.
The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has proposed that Star Alliance CEO Jaan Albrecht become chairman of the board and CEO of Austrian Airlines AG on November 1. Albrecht has been at the helm of the Star Alliance since 2001, coordinating the activities of the global airline organization. At presstime, Albrecht’s nomination was pending approval from the airline’s supervisory board.
Etihad Airways has appointed Pawana Shrestha as its country manager in Nepal. A veteran of both Gulf Air and Galileo, Shrestha has served in various marketing and sales roles and was able to more than double market share for Galileo. She replaces John Rees Evans and will be responsible for overseeing the airline’s commercial operations in Nepal.
The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post DHL has extended Lawrence A. Rosen’s appointment to the corporate board of management for another five years. Rosen, who was originally named to the board in 2009 and serves as CFO for DHL, will continue to oversee finance as well as the company’s global business services. His new term will begin on Sept. 1, 2012.
American Airlines Cargo has named Tom Grubb to the new position of manager, cold chain strategy, where he is in charge of overseeing and expanding AA’s perishable offerings.
Yngve Ruud is Kuehne + Nagel’s new regional manager for Northwest Europe, filling a vacancy created when Tim Scharwath left the position to join K+N’s management board. Ruud joined the company in 1995.
UCA Holdings has appointed Mike Brand to its board of directors. Brand held various management roles at Goodrich Corp. from 2005 to 2011, including president of its landing gear division and vice president of its 787 Entry into Service program. Prior to joining Goodrich, Brand served in corporate manufacturing management for General Electric and as president of Teleflex’s Aerospace Manufacturing Group.
Take Solutions has hired John Levey as vice president of sales for its supply chain business. With more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, the SAP America and Oracle veteran will oversee the growth of Take’s sales team and the acceleration of global expansion efforts.
The Air Transport Association of America has named Christine Burgeson as senior vice president of global government affairs. Burgeson, a former senior lobbyist for President George W. Bush and Citigroup, has worked at the highest levels of government and the private sector. Most recently, Burgeson ran her own consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Her areas of expertise include budget, appropriations, tax, finance and foreign relations issues.
Bob Feldmann has taken over as the vice president and general manager of Boeing’s new engine family, the 737 MAX. Feldmann, a 35-year industry veteran, comes to the job from Boeing’s defense, space and security division. The company has also appointed Michael Teal to vice president, chief project engineer and deputy program manager for the 737 MAX. He served a similar role on the 737-8 team.