Oliver Lackmann took over the position of postholder flight operations at airberlin. He is responsible for airberlin flight operations. Lackmann succeeds Ralf Nagel, who is leaving the company to pursue new professional opportunities. Lackmann has been with airberlin since 2001, most recently as deputy postholder flight operations. He was also base captain in Dusseldorf.
Virgin Atlantic Cargo promoted Steve Hughes to regional vice president sales for the Europe, Middle East and Africa. Hughes previously held the position of regional sales manager, Continental Europe. He began his career with Virgin Atlantic in 2005 as UK account manager and later spent two years as Europe offline and interline manager. Before joining Virgin Atlantic, Steve spent seven years with British Airways World Cargo working across a range of departments including imports, customer reception, exports and sales.
Oliver Evans and Enno Osinga have been elected as chairman and vice chairman respectively of The International Air Cargo Association. Evans is chief cargo officer at Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., while Osinga is senior vice president cargo at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Evans and Osinga will serve in their roles for a two-year term. Evans, who has held the post of vice chairman for the last two years, succeeds Michael Steen, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc., who took over as TIACA chairman in 2010. Evans became chief cargo office in 2005 and joined Swiss in 2002. Osinga worked in senior management positions in the Netherlands and around the world for 20 years. In 2006, he came senior vice president cargo at Schiphol. Lucas Kuehner, Panalpina’s global head of airfreight, has been elected to TIACA’s board. He will give 3PLs a voice on the board.
Jeannette Goeldi, who is globally responsible for Panalpina’s standards and governance in the airfreight division, joins the board of Cargo 2000. She is the first woman on the board, which consists of representatives from five airlines and six freight forwarders. Panalpina was one of the founding members of Cargo 2000.
David Paul Hills has joined Airbus Americas in the newly-created position of director, research and technology. Hills previously worked with Airbus Operations in the UK. He has been with Airbus for 14 years, most recently as head of policy and development for the Landing Gear Engineering Center. Before joining Airbus, Hills spent 15 years at BAE Systems.
Air Partner, an air charter broker, has appointed Saeed Ghodrat to join the freight team as an account manager. Ghodrat joins Air Partner with four years of experience in freight forwarding, most recently at SDV Aerospace.
Towne Holdings, Inc., a trucking carrier and a portfolio company of Charterhouse Group, Inc., has named Kim Sheridan-Rohasek as COO. Sheridan-Rohasek joined Towne in 2008 as vice president of the west region after Towne acquired Synergy Cargo Logistics, a company she founded. Before this, Sheridan-Rohasek held the position of executive vice president of operations. As COO, she will be responsible for all terminal operations, information technology and logistics.
OAG Cargo, a provider of air cargo data solutions and a sister company of Air Cargo World, has appointed two new regional sales managers as part of its global expansion. Russ Terregino has been appointed sales manager, North America, while Paul Ritchie joins as sales manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Terregino has more than 25 years of experience in the global airline and transportation industries. He previously held regional management positions with British Airways World Cargo. Most recently, he worked at Evergreen International Airlines. Ritchie has experience in the third-party and fourth-party global logistics arena, having previously worked on international supply chain solutions for TNT, Acumen and Yusen Logistics.
AIT Worldwide Logistics has hired Myung Kim as business development director. Kim comes to AIT from CEVA Logistics where he most recently held the position of managing director for Korea, leading more than 850 employees and generating annual revenues of more than $140 million. He brings nearly 15 years of experience to his new role managing direct sales efforts in southern California.
Stephan Blank has become the general manager of Air Charter Service. He will expand the freight charter operations at Frankfurt/Main. Blank has been working as director cargo Germany since September 2011. He was involved in the expansion and international positioning of Leipzig/Halle Airport as managing director of EasternAirCargo before he joined ACS.