Delta appoints VP cargo

By Rachelle Harry

Rob Walpole, VP Delta Cargo

Delta has appointed a new vice president of cargo as it moves its airfreight business to sit on its commercial business portfolio.

Shawn Cole, who was formerly vice president of cargo, has been appointed into the newly-created role of vice president of global sales.

Delta said that in his previous role, Cole delivered positive cargo revenue growth and enhanced relationships with Delta’s joint venture partners, as well as serving as Chairman of SkyTeam Cargo for the past three years.

In his new role, Delta said, Cole will focus on “identifying enterprise-wide synergies with Delta’s portfolio of global corporate and travel management companies”.

Rob Walpole — who has worked at Delta Cargo since August last year — succeeds Cole as vice president of cargo, as the carrier moves its cargo business to the commercial business portfolio.

Walpole will report to Steve Sear, executive vice president of global sales and president international.

Sear commented: “Through his prior leadership of global commercial organidation and focus on focus on operational excellence both internally and with our airline partners, Walpole is well equipped to lead the Delta Cargo team on a path of continued growth and innovation.”

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