Zurich, April 26, 2010 - Swissport International has appointed Markus Milesi as its new Customer Relationship Manager within its global Cargo Services team. In his new position, which he assumes on July 1, Markus Milesi will be able to draw on his extensive professional experience in the airfreight sector, and will further strengthen Swissport’s cargo expertise for the growth envisaged in the coming years.
Markus Milesi, who is 53, can look back on a long and successful air cargo career. A true expert in the field, he has worked in almost every area of the airfreight sector over the last 30 years.
He comes to Swissport from Swiss WorldCargo, where he is currently serving as a category manager within the cargo procurement division. In Swissport’s Cargo Services team, Markus Milesi will be putting a particular focus on global customer contacts, to which he will be able to devote his extensive product expertise on commercial, operational and technical issues.
It was the departure of Key Account Manager Wouter Brand, who now heads the Swissport cargo organization at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, that created the vacancy at cargo head office. The position has now been ideally filled.
“We are delighted at Markus Milesi’s appointment,” confirms John Batten, Swissport International Executive Vice President and Head of Cargo Services. “Markus is a true airfreight professional who is excellently equipped to meet the sizeable demands and the key challenges of customer relationship management. I am convinced that, with his keen commitment and his extensive expertise, he will tangibly enhance our customer service endeavors; and I wish him every success and satisfaction in his new capacity.”
Wouter Brand assumes overall responsibility for Swissport’s Dutch airfreight handling, while Francisco Gonçalves takes charge of cargo handling in Brazil.
The company appointed Peter Kohl to the position.
Swissport Cargo Services Netherlands will be meeting all of Lufthansa Cargo’s airfreight and ramp handling needs at Amsterdam Airport for a three-year period.