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Adriano Di Placido
ServiceTec has announced that Adriano Di Placido has accepted a new role with ServiceTec as manager - business development the Americas, reporting to Lynne Harrison. In addition to enabling the company to have a focus on developing the business in Canada, Adriano will also be responsible for certain U.S. airports. He will also be the company’s main liaison with SITA.

Robert L. Lekites
UPS announced that Robert L. “Bob” Lekites, president of UPS Airlines, is retiring after 36 years of service at the global logistics company. Mitch Nichols, vice president of UPS Air Group operations, has been named to replace Lekites. As president of UPS Airlines, Lekites had responsibility for all aspects of the company’s airline operations as well as Worldport, UPS’s cutting-edge package processing facility and all-points international air hub in Louisville.

Ricardo van Duijkeren
Damco announced the nomination of its new head of airfreight for Europe. Ricardo van Duijkeren took on this role Feb. 1, 2011, and brings more than 30 years of airfreight experience to the European region. In his new position, Ricardo will be responsible for expanding Damco‘s growing airfreight business in the European region.

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