Asiana Renews with Matheson: Asiana renewed its ground handling and warehouse contract with Matheson Flight Extenders at the Portland International Airport.
Swissport International Ltd., named Pieter Van den Nieuwenhuizen as CEO of Swissport Belgium N.V. and appointed Jean-Luc Payot as CEO Swissport Geneva. Prior to his new assignment, Van den Nieuwenhuizen was leading several divisions of G4S Belgium as managing director and general manager from 2002 onwards. Payot has already worked for Swissport before, from 1993 to 2001, as general manager and vice president of business development Swissport France and CEO of executive aviation. Before returning to Swissport, Payot had been the managing director of Bell Switzerland since 2004.
Mike Ford has joined SkyMark Refuelers as vice president of engineering. Ford brings 25 years of aviation engineering experience to Skymark. Ford has long been a leader in the aviation industry. He is credited with pioneering solar technology on hydrant carts back in 2002. Today, this reliable, efficient and earth-friendly technology is commonplace at hundreds of airports in several countries. Over the years, Ford has been responsible for designing refueling equipment across the country from the Port Authority in New York and New Jersey to American Airlines in Chicago. Internationally, he has designed equipment for the Turkish military and into-plane operators in Indonesia.
Vanderlande Industries named Govert Hamers as president and CEO effective Jan. 1. He will succeed Peter Gerretse. Hamers transfers from international shipbuilder IHC Merwede, where, since 2005, he has been the CEO responsible for a strong, profitable growth in sales from 450 million euros to almost 1 billion euros. Hamers has already been on Vanderlande’s supervisory board for the last two years.
Tom Tagart joined Evergreen Aviation Ground Logistics Enterprises Inc. as vice president of operations. Tagart spent the previous 10 years working for Matheson Flight Extenders joining as a station manger and leaving as a general manager.
JetBlue Airways appointed John Allen to the position of vice president, chief safety officer. Allen will be responsible for maintaining JetBlue’s focus and practice of safe operations both in the air and on the ground. Allen retired from the FAA last August after 22 years with the agency in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, culminating as director of flight safety standards. Allen also retired from the Air Force Reserves in 2009 as a brigadier general after 31 years of active-duty and reserve service.
Sunrise Airways, a new start-up airline based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, appointed Rodolfo Cueto Guerra to the position of director of ground operations. Cueto will have direct responsibility for ground handling services encompassing all Sunrise Airways flights, while also serving on the carrier’s executive leadership team charged with establishing hub operations in Port-au-Prince to better connect the Western Caribbean. Cueto brings 15 years of aviation experience, the bulk of which he amassed serving in various, progressively senior positions with AeroCaribbean.
Cygnus Business Media named Karen Berg as associate publisher of Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Airport Business magazines, sister publications to Ground Support Worldwide along with corresponding responsibility for AviationPros.com. Berg was most recently the vice president of business development with Thompson Aerospace. Berg joined KLM in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1999, holding leadership positions as the director of operations for Cygnific BV, KLM’s wholly owned customer care subsidiary, as well as in KLM’s IT and air freight divisions. Berg was also the director of maintenance and modifications for the KLM fleet and more recently, the vice president of sales North America for Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance.
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The accords include major business commissions from 1 Time Airlines of South Africa and FedEx in Asia.