Rhett Stutler has been appointed to account manager, commercial, for Chicago and the
Midwest U.S. in preparation for Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s return to Chicago in May. Stutler most recently worked at Hermes Aviation and began his career with Delta Air Lines.
Maximus Air Cargo has named Lama Awwad as its first corporate social responsibility manager. Awwad joins Maximus from the National Council for Family Affairs, where she served as fundraising, media and communication manager. Prior to that, she held the position of Jordan country representative for CHF International. Awwad has more than 15 years of experience in the social development field.
Etihad Airways has appointed Haitham Al Subaihi as vice president of sales for the central U.S. In his new role, Al Subaihi oversees the development and launch of the airline’s sales strategy in the central U.S., particularly in the region of the U.S. capitol. The airline has also appointed Philip Lewin as the airline’s general manager for Germany. In his new role, the 20-year industry veteran is responsible for leading the German sales and marketing team.
Delta Air Lines has announced several key changes to top management roles. Paul Jacobson has been promoted from senior vice president and treasurer to senior vice president and chief financial officer. The 15-year Delta veteran also joins Delta’s corporate leadership team and reports directly to company president Edward Bastian. Ken Morge, who previously served as Delta’s managing director and assistant treasurer, has assumed Jacobson’s vacated role. Additionally, Barclays Capital’s Gary Chase has joined Delta as senior vice president of financial planning, analysis and investor relations, and Mike Randolfi has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president of finance and controller. Chase, Randolfi and Morge all report to Jacobson.
Jeff McCorstin is UPS’ new vice president of international air and ocean freight transportation services. A 22-year UPS veteran, McCorstin has transitioned from a delivery driver to his most recent post: managing director of UPS EMEA freight forwarding, which includes air, ocean and road freight services. McCorstin succeeds Bob Noonan, a 40-year transportation and logistics veteran who was instrumental in the integration of Fritz Companies after UPS acquired it in 2001.
Panalpina has named Robert Erni as CFO and Ferdinand Kurt as regional CEO for the
Americas. Both men come to Panalpina from Kuehne + Nagel, where they held top management roles. Nineteen-year K + N veteran Erni served as head of corporate controlling for the logistics provider from 2009 to 2012 and head of corporate accounting and treasury from 2004 to 2009. His colleague Kurt, a 30-year logistics and freight forwarding veteran, most recently served as K + N’s president and CEO of South and Central America. Panalpina has also hired Danny Schexnayder as vice president, high-tech and telecom, with responsibility for developing supply-chain solutions for its customers in the high-tech and telecom sectors. Schexnayder previously served as director of key account development for high-tech at K + N, a post he held for nearly a decade.
MIQ Logistics has named 21-year transportation veteran Scott Hagenkord as head of carrier management. Prior to joining MIQ Logistics, Hagenkord worked at Freightquote.com, Pegasus Logistics Group and, most recently, KLN Solutions, where he served as managing director. MIQ Logistics has also welcomed logistics veteran David Judson as director of business development. In this sales role, Judson is responsible for strategic account development and new business efforts.
Marinus Uleman has been appointed by Toll Global Forwarding to the position of managing director for the Netherlands. In this role, Uleman manages Toll’s Dutch multi-modal forwarding operations, with branches in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. In other company news, Toll’s Global Express division has appointed Tim Wong as its general manager for China. Wong previously served as assistant general manager of Central and North China at Toll Global Forwarding.
Kuehne + Nagel has appointed Stefan Paul to its management board, with responsibility for its road logistics sector. Paul, who held various management roles at K + N from 1990 to 1997, comes to the logistics provider from DHL Freight Deutschland, where he currently serves as CEO. Paul’s official start date has yet to be announced, but CEO Reinhard Lange will manage K + N’s road logistics unit in the interim.
Paul Boland is Torque’s new head of freight. A 10-year Torque veteran, Boland has worked across all aspects of imports while also taking the department from a port-to-port operation to supply-chain management capabilities. In his new role, Boland is responsible for all business communication with imports, exports, air/sea and courier services.
The Cargo Information Network has named Jean Francois Bouilhaguet, managing director of Air France’s express handling division Sodexi, as its president. An initiative based at Charles de Gaulle Airport, the CIN is an electronic platform that acts as an interface among all IT systems and cargo stakeholders, including those of Customs.