November 2011: People
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.