People update – 8 March

FINNAIR has appointed Juha Järvinen as managing director (MD) of its cargo companies, Finnair Cargo and Finnair Cargo Terminal Operations effective 14 May 2012. Finnair Cargo’s current managing director Antero Lahtinen (pictured) will retire this year. Järvinen was most recently vice-president, ground handling international, at SAS Scandinavian Airlines.

Maximus Air Cargo has hired Lama Awwad as the company’s first corporate social responsibility (CSR) manager. Maximus is one of the regional aviation industry’s early adopters of a CSR/sustainability programme in the form of its Care by Air programme.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Rhett Stutler as account manager, commercial for Chicago and the Midwest region of the US. Rhett joins Virgin Atlantic from Hermes Aviation where, as an account manager, he was the general sales agent’s representative for South African Airways and Turkish Airlines.

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