Priority Freight appoints first group head of airfreight

Santiago Tejedo (left) and Gabriel Dopazo (right)

Priority Freight has continued to target the air sector with the appointment of its first group head of airfreight, Santiago Tejedo.

He “steps into the newly created role bringing a wealth of airfreight experience with him”, the time-critical logistics firm said.

Tejedo, who joined Priority Freight in January 2016, leaves his role as general manager of Priority Freight Madrid to take up the new position, said: “I have some immediate goals to establish a team that will coordinate all of our airport offices and airfreight teams as a single international team.

“Our goal is to quickly provide a unique and standardised air freight performance that demonstrates to our clients a new experience in a very mature market.”

Priority Freight group managing director Neal Williams added: “Santiago will be responsible for the development and improvement of group-wide Standard Operating Procedures, encouraging new partner relationships around the world, developing products and services and supporting locations throughout the group with client and compliance requirements to deliver the fastest, most cost-effective and reliable solutions and a first class service delivery.”

Complementing Santiago’s appointment and stepping into his previous role as general manager in Priority Freight Madrid is Gabriel Dopazo, who has moved from corporate business development at Priority Freight’s Head Office, where he worked for over 10 years gaining experience across both operations and sales.

“Our goals and targets are set high at Priority Freight and I aim to continue and exceed the work Santiago has achieved in making the Madrid office a success from both a sales and operations perspective. I am looking forward to beginning this exciting venture,” Dopazo said.

Dopazo will commute to Madrid while he looks to relocate and settle in the city.

“Gabriel is passionate about any role he takes on and I am sure will be a great addition to the Madrid team,” Williams concluded.