Volga-Dnepr Airlines has announced the appointments of three global directors to spearhead the continued growth of its transport and logistics solutions with customers in the aerospace, humanitarian, and oil & gas sectors.
Axel Kaldschmidt has been appointed global director, aerospace industry. Aerospace customers account for 30% of Volga-Dnepr's annual business and since its launch, the airline has operated over 5,250 flights for customers in the industry, delivering nearly 175,000t of cargo such as satellites, helicopters, aircraft and parts.
Fayçal Boumerkhoufa is the newly-appointed global director, oil & gas industry, a sector that produces some 13% of the group's annual business and has so far seen Volga-Dnepr has transport 90,000t of cargo for O&G customers onboard 1,135 flights. The types of cargoes carried include drilling equipment, pumps, power houses, blowout preventers and "Christmas trees", tube bundles, pipeline valves, vents and pipe layers, compressors, heat exchangers, stabilizers and control units.
Colon Miller is appointed global director of humanitarian, government and defence programmes and will work closely with customers to ensure the timely and secure delivery of cargoes that include mobile hospitals and other medical equipment, instruments and medicines, water purification equipment, laboratory containers, generators, telecom equipment, heavy trucks, cranes and other vehicles, helicopters, boats, food supplies, clothes and other general cargo. To date, Volga-Dnepr has delivered over 75,000t of cargo to people in need in 93 countries.
All three global directors are based in Volga-Dnepr's US office in Houston and are responsible for the introduction of the charter sales and marketing corporate business model and management structure for their respective market segments. This will include building industry-based teams in the regional offices of Volga-Dnepr Group.
Dennis Gliznoutsa, vice-president, sales at Volga-Dnepr Airlines, said: "We have seen sustained growth in these three sectors over many years and have developed strong working partnerships with leading companies and organizations, who value our transport and logistics expertise. Axel, Fayçal and Colon are already well-known and highly respected in their respective sectors. These appointments will enable them to focus their energies and share their knowledge and expertise in a way that continues to add the greatest value for our customers."