October 2011: People
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.