May 2013 People
Sergey Reznikov has been appointed to vice president of Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo (USA) after the resignation of Konstantin Vekchine. Vekchine, VP for sales & marketing, charter operations subgroup, decided to leave Volga-Dnepr Group after 15 years. Reznikov has worked for Volga-Dnepr for 17 years. He will strive to further enhance the position of Volga-Dnepr in North America.
Jo-Anne McLean has been appointed director, corporate marketing & business development at Halifax International Airport Authority. McLean’s responsibilities will be to increase non-aeronautical revenue such as retail and food, lead corporate marketing and support commercial development opportunities. Before this, she held management positions at Atlantic Lottery Corporation and Coca-Cola Bottling.
Global Express Services has appointed Oliver Huber as president North America. For the past 17 years, Huber has worked with UTi Worldwide, Inc., a global freight forwarder, where he most recently served as vice president Southeast and Caribbean region and as a member of the company’s Global Ocean Procurement committee for carrier selection. Huber joined the airfreight industry with Lufthansa.
Ivy Boyer has been named chief marketing officer of freight management company Geodis Wilson. She succeeds Kim Pedersen, who became executive vice president. Boyer will drive the business development strategy of Geodis Wilson worldwide. She has more than 20 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry. She had worked in the Philippines, Australia, Singapore and the U.S. Santiago Jimeno has become the new managing director of Colombia. He will have full responsibility for all operations in the country. He is replacing Leif Voelcker, who has moved to India to become cluster managing director, South Asia.
Swissport International Ltd. has appointed Juan Carlos Garcia as the new general manager for Swissport Cargo Services in Spain. Garcia has more than 25 years of managerial experience from various industries. His previous position at Swissport was passenger services airport manager at Madrid-Barajas Airport. Garcia will replace Jesús Romero, who will become Swissport Cargo Services’ commercial director for Europe.
Patrick Ky has been named executive director of the European Aviation Safety Agency effective Sept. 1. Right now, Ky is executive director of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research Joint Undertaking. He will succeed Patrick Goudou, who has been executive director of EASA since its creation in September 2003.
SBS Worldwide has promoted its USA CEO Lars Kloch to CEO, freight division, expanding his existing role to take responsibility of global freight operations. Kloch moved to the U.S. in 2004 where he held various supply chain solutions positions, including managing the global account manager team at Geodis Wilson. Kloch joined SBS Worldwide in January 2010 and became U.S. CEO in October 2012.