April 2012: People
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