Swissport senior reshuffle
04 / 12 / 2012
TOP aviation services group Swissport International has merged key roles in a senior reshuffle.
With effect from 1st January, Joe Phelan’s role will be expanded from ground handling and cargo in North America to include Japan and Korea.
Phelan is also being promoted to executive vice president, becoming a formal member of Swissport International’s Group Executive Management board. He joined Swissport at the start of this year bringing 25 years experience in airfreight to the table.
Juan José Andrés Alvez becomes responsible for ground handling Europe and Africa, in addition to the responsibilities he holds for Latin America and Brazil. Israel also remains under his leadership.
Per Utnegaard, President and chief executive of Swissport International, comments: “We have made considerable progress in recent months in enhancing our service quality, efficiency and profitability and this new structure builds upon that success.
“These changes will have positive effects for our customers and for our own organisation, furthering our strategy of pursuing profitable growth.”
John Batten, executive vice president of global cargo, continues in his role and central Europe remains under the leadership of Philipp Joeinig.