Andres Osorio has become the new CFO of LATAM Airlines Group, replacing Alejandro de la Fuente, who has held the position for the past 18 years. Osorio has more than 20 years of experience leading financial areas in companies such as Cencosud, where he was CFO for seven years, and Metrogas. He has also been CEO of Empresas Indumotora, a Chilean automobile conglomerate, and is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a professional services firm in Chile.
Southern Air has named Fred L. deLeeuw as executive vice president and CFO. Prior to joining Southern Air, deLeeuw served as CFO for AirNet Holdings. Previously, he was president and CEO at Big Sky Airlines and held senior leadership positions at Atlas Air, Vanguard Airlines, Northwest Airlines Corp., Continental Airlines and People Express Airlines.
Nabil Sultan, who has held numerous commercial roles in his 20 years with Emirates, has been appointed divisional senior vice president at Emirates SkyCargo. He succeeds Ram Menen, who retired in early June. Sultan previously served as divisional senior vice president for revenue optimization and distribution. Thierry Antinori has been named executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Emirates SkyCargo. He has more than 25 years of experience in the aviation industry, joining Emirates in 2011.
Kenji Hashimoto will be senior vice president, regional carriers at American Airlines. He will have responsibility for all regional carrier flying, including American Eagle Airlines, PSA and Piedmont and regional affiliates that operate as Eagle and US Airways Express. Kenji is president, cargo. Taking over Hashimoto’s position will be Jim Butler, who is managing director, commercial planning and performance. Butler will report to Suzanne Boda, senior vice president, Asia, Cnada, Europe and cargo. She is now US Airways senior vice president, airport customer service, international and cargo.
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The new chairman of Cargo 2000 is Max Sauberschwarz of Kuehne + Nagel.
Sauberschwarz, global head of carrier and gateway air logistics, has served as vice chairman of Cargo 2000 for the last three years. He will act as chairman until the annual general meeting of Cargo 2000 in Los Angeles in March 2014 when the board of directors will elect a new chairman and vice chairman. Sauberschwarz succeeds Mattijs ten Brink, who has stepped down after moving from his post as senior vice president sales & distribution for Air France-KLM Cargo to become CEO of Dutch airline Transavia. Air France-KLM Cargo confirmed that Gijsbert Woelders, vice president operations, will take over as the airline’s Cargo 2000 representative. In 2012, Cargo 2000 members measured nearly 15 million air cargo shipments against its quality management system.
Airbus Americas has named two new members of the management team for its A320 family assembly line in Mobile, Ala. Mark Smith has joined Airbus Americas as the manager of health, safety and environment. Smith comes to Airbus Americas from Georgia Pacific where he has served as health and safety manager since 2010. Prior to that, he worked for various companies including Boise Paper, International Paper and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management-Air Division. Darren Gates has joined Airbus Americas as facilities manager. Gates will be responsible for oversight and proper functioning of the site services for the assembly line. He comes to Airbus Americas from ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA, where he has been in facilities and operations management roles since 2007. Prior to that, he was with Nucor Steel for three years and Worthington Steel for 15 years.
Trip & Co, a manufacturer and supplier of cargo products, hired Richard Stoltz as sales manager worldwide. Stoltz brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the air cargo industry. He was most recently at CargoXL, where he served as senior account manager for four years.
Pascal Picano has become head of marketing at Apollo Aviation Group, an international aviation asset manager. Picano will be responsible for acquisitions, remarketing and sale of aircraft and engines within the firm’s portfolio. Prior to joining Apollo Aviation, Picano was with International Lease Finance Corporation and has previously held senior roles with Sumitomo, GA Telesis and SR Technics.
After six years as president and CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Arild B. Iversen is moving into a new role as consultant to the parent companies and WWL. Christopher J. Connor, who has been deputy CEO and chief commercial officer, will take over as president and CEO. Connor has more than 32 years of experience in the logistics industry. He has held a range of positions in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
Jettainer, a partner for outsourced unit load device services, hired two new managers. Michael-Thomas Popp is the new director of operations. Popp has had many years of experience in project management and in development, research and advisory work for the airline and automobile industries. He has worked for Qantas Airways. Sven Niedner has become director of information management. He will supervise ongoing development in data management. He has gained experience at medium-sized companies and at Deutsche Telekom.
Burkhard Eling took over the finance, legal and tax department at worldwide logistics provider Dachser. He succeeds Dieter Truxius, who will remain a member of the company’s management until he retires at the end of the year. Eling has served as deputy head of the finance, legal and tax department since 2012. Prior to joining Dachser, he was CFO at HSG Zander International, now Bilfinger HSG Facility Management, and at Centennial Contractors Enterprises, a U.S. provider of construction services. Truxius held his position since 2008. He is considered to be one of the most prominent German financial experts for family-owned companies.
CSafe Global, a producer of mobile refrigeration units for life sciences, health care, military and international disaster relief agencies, appointed Nadine Siqueland as vice president of sales. Siqueland has a career that spans 25 years in global medical and health care sales with companies including Medtronic, Stryker, Astra-Zeneca and Pyng Medical. She has driven new business growth, opened new markets and launched new products across many countries and regions.