Menzies Aviation, the global aviation logistics specialist, has appointed Peter Kelly as Vice President, Cargo Americas to grow its cargo business across Canada, the United States and South America. This follows its recent appointment of Chris Beale as Vice President, Cargo Europe, as the organization looks to sustainably grow its cargo business.
Kelly has 27 years of aviation experience with an emphasis on international logistics and transportation. He most recently worked for American Airlines as its Regional Sales Manager in Texas where he oversaw the sales team and developed strategies to ensure the airline met its cargo revenue goals. He also oversaw cargo handling for Mercury Air Cargo across the US and Canada and has worked with UPS Air Cargo in EMEA.
Robert Fordree, EVP Cargo, Menzies Aviation said: “Peter brings with him a wealth of experience in cargo and I am delighted for him to join the team. It’s an exciting time for our cargo team as we focus on seizing opportunities in the cargo market that will sustainably grow the business.”
Kelly added: “This is a great time to be joining Menzies Aviation as we look to expand our cargo offering in the region and globally. The Americas is a market with great growth opportunity. Menzies has recently renewed cargo agreements at a number of airports in the region, a testament to our services that I will look to build upon. I look forward to helping this part of the business grow further.”