News In Brief For June July 2012

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Mark Edwards has been appointed CEO of dnata’s Singapore operation. Edwards succeeds Georgie Ong, who is retiring after more than 30 years with the ground handling firm. Edwards has more than 30 years of experience in the air services industry at some of the world’s busiest airports including London Heathrow, Munich, Bangkok and London Gatwick. Prior to the appointment, Edwards was the senior vice president of ASIG and responsible for the worldwide business development of the company.

Signature Flight Support named Steve Gulvin, regional vice president of sales for the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region, and announced the creation of a dedicated EMEA sales team to offer customized fuel, ground handling, concierge and aircraft storage services. Gulvin was appointed regional vice president of sales for the EMEA region in 2011 having previously held the position of regional vice president of European operations since joining the company in 2005. Joining Gulvin, will be Andrea Hopkins, sales manager for mainland Europe; Karl Bowles, sales manager for the Middle East; and Julian Moller, sales manager for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Edward Neyer was appointed director of dealer operations for Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. Neyer will oversee the operations of dealerships owned wholly or in part by Toyota from the company’s overall base of more than 70 authorized Toyota industrial equipment dealers and more than 220 forklift dealership locations throughout North America.

David Kuhns joined PrimeFlight Aviation Services as its director for field support throughout the company’s Southeast region. Kuhns comes to PrimeFlight from Eulen America, a supplier of labor and management solutions for the airline industry.

Howard May was appointed president of Schwarze Industries Inc. Joining May is Greg Heyer who was appointed vice president of sale and marketing. Also, Joe Hendrickson, international business manager will now also lead the dealer and contractor sales force. Finally, Brenda Bell was promoted to customer service manager.

Bobby Asbill was promoted to station manager at Matheson Flight Extenders’ Las Vegas operation. He will be taking over for Luis Cartagena who announced his retirement after 36 years at United Airlines and five years at Matheson.

Bosserman Aviation Equipment Inc. added several new employees to its staff. Robert Linthicum joined the company as quality assurance manager after serving in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan. John Horton is director of business development and will focus on government and military contracts among other new markets. Seth Beekman is an engineer who is credited to introducing Bosserman to 3D assemblies. Nicole Perkins is customer service manager.

Martin Sodergard was appointed senior vice president of cargo operations for Swissport International. Sodergard takes over for Guy Ghysels who will take the position of vice president of cargo operation for Europe. Alan Wright was also named vice president of integrator handling and hub outsourcing.

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