SWISSPORT APPOINTS FRANK MENA AS HEAD OF THE AMERICAS
Frank Mena, Head of the North America region of Swissport, also assumes responsibility for Latin America and serves as new Head of The Americas.
Frank Mena, currently Head of the North America region of Swissport, also assumes responsibility for Latin America and serves as new Head of The Americas with immediate effect. Frank takes over the LATAM markets from José Canales, who is leaving the company.
„As Head of Swissport in North America, Frank has proven his ability to professionally lead our organization in the US and Canada and guide the company through the Covid-19 crisis. Together with his team he will support our customers to quickly emerge from the crisis “, says Christoph Mueller, President & CEO of Swissport International AG. „We thank José for driving the operational and commercial development of our organization in Latin America during the last seven years.“
Frank spent his 43-year career in the aviation industry. After joining Swissport as a General Manager in 1991, he held several executive management roles, among them Head of LATAM, Chief Operations Officer US Ground Handling and Chief Commercial Officer of The Americas. Since October 2019, he has led the organization in the US and Canada and has been responsible for the full-service portfolio including Ground Services, Air Cargo Handling and Fueling. Frank will report to Christoph Mueller, President & CEO of Swissport International AG.
In 2020, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 82 million airline passengers and handled roughly 4.1 million tons of air freight at over 100 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV Pharma and by the British MHRA. In 2019, the world's leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, with currently around 45,000 employees, achieved operating revenue of 3.13 billion euros. Swissport was active at 268 airports in 47 countries on six continents at the end of 2020.
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