Unilode appoints new chief executive officer

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Ross Marino. Photo: Unilode Aviation Solutions

ULD specialist Unilode Aviation Solutions has appointed Ross Marino as its chief executive

Marino’s appointment is effective February 28, and he succeeds Benoit Dumont, who has stepped down. Marino has over 30 years of aviation experience, having worked in numerous senior and executive management roles at major global ground handling organisations and airlines.

He had a 15-year-long career at ground handler dnata, where he was instrumental in growing the company into a leading global organisation, and most recently held the position of chief executive officer Europe.

Marino said: “I am very excited to join Unilode in the role of chief executive officer and build on the great foundation and growth potential of the business. Unilode’s customer-focused and innovation-driven business strategy makes it well-positioned for continued success. I look forward to continuing providing high-quality services to our customers and developing the company with a clear ambition of capturing the opportunities in the markets we serve. I am committed to successfully leading Unilode in its next chapter of growth and look forward to working with my new team.”

Zurich, Switzerland-based Unilode manages the world’s largest outsourced fleet of ULDs and owns the largest global network for the maintenance and repair of containers, pallets and inflight food service equipment.

Last year, EQT Infrastructure sold Unilode to Basalt Infrastructure Partners.

John Hanna, partner, head of Europe, Basalt Infrastructure Partners, said: “We are very pleased that Ross has joined Unilode as its new chief executive and are confident that he is the right person to continue driving Unilode forward in these very exciting and challenging times of the aviation industry. Ross is a proven leader with exceptional strategic and business development vision and broad aviation industry experience, and we look forward to growing Unilode’s business together.”

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