Air Partner, the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce that Alexander Katsouris has been appointed as Business Development Manager in the Freight division. Alexander will be based in Air Partner’s UK headquarters at Gatwick and will report directly to Mike Hill, Director of Freight.
Alexander has spent the last seven years working in Mexico for Europartners where he worked his way up to become the Automotive Logistics Division Director whilst playing a key role in the success of the Time Critical Services within the group. The experience he gained in these sectors throughout the Americas and Europe during his time at the company will be invaluable in his new role, since they are key segments for Air Partner’s Freight department as well.
Air Partner Freight has now become one of the leading brokers in Europe, working exclusively with freight forwarders. The Freight division works across a number of sectors and has developed a notably large presence in the automotive industry in Europe. Air Partner’s full year results for the year ended 31 January 2016, which were released on 28 April, reported that the Freight division delivered a 21% increase in gross profit for the period, with strong growth in the Group’s German and US businesses.
Commenting on his appointment, Alexander said: “Air Partner already has a great reputation in the automotive sector but there are still opportunities out there, and I can’t wait to start helping the team to capitalise on these.”
Mike Hill, Director of Freight, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Alexander to the team; his international experience will be invaluable as we look to continue growing our customer base across Europe and beyond. Time critical and automotive are both key areas of focus for us, so Alex’s expertise and relationships in these areas will be a real asset as we work towards our strategic objectives.”
Air Partner Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly cargo anywhere, at any time, whatever its weight, size or shape. Serving freight forwarders, governments, relief and humanitarian organisations, the freight team provides bespoke air charter solutions to meet a wide range of cargo charter needs. From urgent ‘go now’ requirements moving small quantities of automotive spare parts, through to the most complex project cargo shipments taking several months to plan, Air Partner Freight has the skills, experience and expertise to ensure shipments are handled securely and reliably. Air Partner Freight has cargo specialists in the UK, USA, Germany, France and Turkey, who provide strength of knowledge by utilising all types of aircraft for tailored charter services.