Menzies makes a series of cargo appointments

By Damian Brett

Menzies Aviation has made a series of appointments as it looks to looks to grow in cargo.

Rory Fidler joins Menzies in the newly created role of vice president cargo technology and is responsible for digital innovation across cargo operations.

“Rory has extensive experience in designing and executing digital transformation programmes as former head of technology and innovation for the cargo division at Etihad Airways,” the handler said.

Another new addition to Menzies’ cargo team is Colin Baldwin, who is assuming the position of head of cargo, Africa.

Baldwin will be based in Johannesburg and has 30 years’ industry experience, 20 of which he spent as senior vice president cargo, Africa, at Swissport.

In the US, Adam Cooper joins as Air Menzies International head of sales from United Airlines, where he was senior manager of cargo sales strategy.

“Adam brings a wealth of cargo sales expertise to the role and will lead the team responsible for developing go-to-market strategies to support growth in the US market,” Menzies said.

Alongside these new hires, Menzies has made two internal appointments: James Wong will assume the position of vice president cargo for the Americas region, whilst Karl Aldwinckle will become head of cargo operations at London Heathrow Airport, to strengthen the operations team as part of an “ongoing transformation process for London Heathrow Cargo”.

Robert Fordree, executive vice president, cargo said: “I am delighted to welcome Rory, Colin and Adam to Menzies Aviation, who will all be huge assets to our cargo team, each bringing with them a unique skill set and significant cargo expertise.

“Vice president cargo technology is a brand-new position, and I have every confidence that Rory will make a success of this role. With three new recruits and two internal appointments, our cargo business is well positioned to capitalise on new opportunities as we look to the year ahead. I look forward to working closely with our refreshed team as we focus on pursuing our sustainable growth strategy.”

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