September 2013 News

Major Events in 2013 September 22-25 ACI National Conference & Exhibition San Jose Convention Center San Jose, CA   October 8 - 11 Inter airport Europe Munich Trade Fair Munich, Germany   Business Buzz Sea-Tac Centralizes...


 

ASA Signs MOU With IATA: The Airport Services Association, which represents the needs of the independent ground handling companies around the world, has formally signed a MOU with the International Air Transport Association. The agreement marks an important milestone for the independent handling community since it will allow them to play a more significant part in all matters relating to the ground handling sector, according to Samim Aydin, chairman of the ASA. Aydin estimates that 55 percent of all handling operations are now carried out by independent handlers.

 

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David Bermingham has been named CEO of Swissport UK Ground Handling and Swissport UK Cargo Services. Bermingham will replace interim CEO Robin Dickie, effective September 3, 2013. Bermingham joined the group during June 2012 as CEO, Swissport CargoServices UK. He previously held senior positions within TNT, CEVA Logistics and TDG Logistics.

 

Simon Fraser will be responsible for the overall business operations for Hobart and J&B Aviation while overseeing the operations of Houchin/ITW GSE UK. Simon has over 20 years of experience managing airport and airside operations. He is an accomplished leader with expertise in business and operations leadership, engineering, restructuring and business development. For the past six years, Simon has been General Manager of Houchin / ITW GSE UK located in Kent, UK.

 

Robert Sorok and Mike Karpe joined Palmer Johnson in June and July, respectively. Sorok joins as an outside sales representative based in Denver. Sorok will cover Colorado, parts of New Mexico, Arizona, North Dakota and South Dakota. Sorok has more than 13 years of experience in the energy industry where he developed large scale energy conservation projects in a wide variety of vertical markets. Karpe comes to Palmer Johnson with a background in sales management. Karpe attended Bethel University where he completed coursework in business and marketing.

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