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March 2012: People

By Hpanchal on February 27, 2012


Emirates Airline has promoted the 15-year industry veteran Marc Shedden to the post of cargo manager, western Australia. He will be in charge of cargo movements at Perth International Airport, but will also oversee two daily passenger flights. Shedden has worked at Emirates for nearly 10 years.

UPS Freight has promoted Paul Hoelting from vice president of corporate business development to senior vice president of sales. Hoelting succeeds the retiring John Fain, a long-time executive of Overnite Transportation who was instrumental in UPS’s acquisition and transformation of Overnite into UPS Freight. John McDevitt is taking over for a retiring Allen Hill as the head of UPS’ corporate human resources group. And on the humanitarian side of the company, 35-year UPS veteran Eduardo Martinez has been chosen to direct the UPS Foundation when Ken Sternad enters retirement.



Virgin Atlantic Cargo has promoted Marie Epstein from regional sales manager, Americas, to regional vice president of sales for the Americas. Epstein, who has 28 years of experience in the freight forwarding, brokerage and airline industries, joined Virgin Atlantic Cargo in 2010 after leaving Delta Air Lines/Northwest Airlines Cargo, where she served as strategic partner manager/director of strategic accounts. Prior to this appointment, she held sales and account management roles in the U.S. with Pakistan International Airlines, Pan Am and American Airlines.

Angela Titzrath will take on the role of board member for personnel and labor director for DHL on May 1. She succeeds Walter Scheurle, who is stepping down from the board in April after a 12-year stint.

TNT Express has nominated Marcel Smits and Sjored van Keulen as new members of its supervisory board. A final decision as to their appointment will be made at the company’s annual general meeting in April.

Cathay Pacific Airwayshas tapped Sebastien Granier as sales director for the Eastern portion of the U.S. The 22-year industry veteran, who spent most of his career for Air France, will be based in New York.


Schiphol Cargo has hired Berend-Jan Rietveld as marketing and communications manager. The 12-year marketing-industry veteran will assist Schiphol’s six-person cargo team.

The Connecticut Airport Authority has hired Dan Carstens as a marketing consultant. His job involves helping identify new routes and other ways to improve the stature of Bradley International Airport. Carstens formerly served as the publisher of The Airport News.


Strategic Aviation Solutions International has hired John Mc Donagh as an associate

Mc Donagh

Mc Donagh

responsible for the EMEA region, excluding Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Mc Donagh, who boasts more than 40 years of experience in the aviation sector, served as CEO of Cargo Service Center until its acquisition by Swissport in 2002. Most recently, he worked as an independent aviation consultant specializing in cargo, ramp, sales and security handling.


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