Following the resignation of former Cargolux President and CEO Frank Reimen after 20 months on the job, Cargolux has named Richard Forson interim president and CEO. Forson, who serves as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, will retain his CFO responsibilities during the interim period. Reimen is now Luxembourg’s high commissioner for national protection.
Derek Vanstone will take over as Air Canada’s vice president of corporate strategy, industry and government affairs on September 10. Vanstone, who currently serves as deputy chief of staff to the Canadian Prime Minister, will be responsible for Air Canada’s federal, provincial, municipal and community relations, as well as industry affairs. He will assume the strategy, government and industry affairs portfolio held by Duncan Dee, Air Canada’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, who is taking early retirement.
Libano Barroso has stepped down as chief financial officer of LATAM Airlines Group, although he will continue to serve as vice president of TAM S.A. Alejandro de la Fuente, who has been CFO of LAN Airlines since 1995, has been named interim CFO of LATAM Airlines Group. In his previous role, de la Fuente was responsible for corporate financing, treasury, accounting, tax planning and investor relations, among other tasks.
Atlas Air Worldwide has named Gen. Duncan McNabb to its board of directors. Prior to joining Atlas Air, McNabb served as commander of the United States Transportation Command, which provides logistics services for the U.S. Department of Defense. During his military career, McNabb served as the Air Force deputy chief of staff for plans and programs, director of logistics on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was responsible for operational logistics and strategic mobility support to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Secretary of Defense.
The supervisory board of Lufthansa Technik AG has appointed Deutsche Lufthansa AG CEO Christoph Franz board chairman, in addition to electing Johannes Bussmann to the executive board. Bussmann, who assumed the role vacated by Uwe Mukrasch to, is now responsible for human resources, engine and VIP services. Prior to this appointment, Bussmann served as senior vice president of engine services at Lufthansa Technik AG. Also new to the supervisory board is Simone Menne, chief officer of finance and aviation services of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. She replaces Stephan Gemkow, who resigned the post in June.
Lothar Moehle has left his post of regional director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Cargo 2000 to return to DB Schenker. Before assuming a full-time role at Cargo 2000 in 2003, Moehle headed the Schenker department responsible for managing relationships with the company’s overseas partners. His new assignment with Schenker combines quality and security responsibilities. Moehle’s successor at Cargo 2000 has yet to be announced. In other news, Michael Kluger has resigned from Schenker Deutschland AG’s management board in order to perform tasks outside of DB Schenker Logistics. Kluger was responsible for contract logistics/supply-chain management at Schenker Deutschland AG, Germany and in the Central European region within the DB Schenker Logistics business unit since April 2009.
Jay Shelat has joined Worldwide Flight Services as senior vice president of terminal services for North America, a post based in Dallas. Shelat comes to WFS from Jet Airways, where he most recently served as vice president of cargo in Mumbai. During his five-year career with Jet Airways, Shelat helped lead the expansion of the airline’s network in India and abroad.