July 2012: People
UPS has appointed 13-year company veteran Mark Martyn-Fisher managing director of UPS India. He replaces Mark Khambatta, who joins the UPS Asia-Pacific strategy team. Martyn-Fisher brings to the role 30 years of international management experience, most recently serving as operations director of the UPS Turkey, Middle East and Central Asia district. In his new position, he oversees UPS’ express and supply-chain operations in India, including international trade services, security, and ocean, air and ground operations. In a corresponding move, UPS has promoted Brendan Canavan, who has worked at the company for 31 years, to president of the Asia-Pacific region. He most recently served as one of the company’s European presidents.
Kashif Butt has joined Saudi Airlines Cargo as the cargo manager for Pakistan. He now oversees 36 passenger flights in addition to building the Saudi brand in Pakistan and searching for new opportunities. Butt, a 15-year industry veteran, most recently served as director of TCSL, the GSA for British Airways World Cargo, and has previously worked at a handful of other GSAs. He has also worked at Qatar Airways and TAQ Logistics.
Joop Wijn has been appointed to the Schiphol Group Advisory Board for a four-year term. Wijn has previously served as the Dutch minister of economic affairs, the state secretary for finance and the state secretary for economic affairs. According to a press release, Wijn brings to the board an extensive expertise in business, public administration and civil society organizations.
Mercury Air Cargo has appointed Rafael Valencia and Juan Munoz to head up its operations at Los Angeles International Airport. Valencia, who joined Mercury in 1996 and was promoted to terminal manager of the company’s 68,000-square-foot warehouse at 5908 Avion Drive in November 2010, is now terminal manager of Mercury’s 200,000-square-foot warehouse at 6040 Avion Drive. Munoz, who served as Mercury Air Cargo’s manager of cargo processes and procedures since July 2010, has assumed Valencia’s vacated role.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide has promoted Christopher O’Brien to senior vice president of transportation, following his nine-year stint as vice president of transportation. O’Brien, who joined C.H. Robinson in 1993, has played a key role in driving the company’s sales and account management strategies. He has also helped lead the company’s European operations for more than a decade, and he also developed its transportation-management and outsourcing services.