Who’s on the move: January 30, 2023
Air Canada Cargo
Jon Turner will take over as vice-president cargo at Air Canada on February 18, 2023. He replaces Jason Berry. Turner is currently vice-president, inflight services. Turner became president, Rouge Operations in June 2019, with oversight for all aspects of leisure carrier Air Canada Rouge. Previously, he was vice-president, maintenance and engineering, with responsibility for all aspects of Air Canada’s aircraft acquisition, fleet management, global aircraft maintenance programs and airworthiness. He also served as president and CEO at Sky Regional, a Canadian airline that operated flights under the Air Canada Express brand, and before that was executive vice-president at Air Transat. Turner holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal.
Pia Synnerman has been promoted to chief customer officer for Wallenius Wilhelmsen. Synnerman joined the carrier in 2021 as head of sales in EMEA. She came from Ericsson where she held various sales and commercial roles. She has nearly 20 years of experience from international sales, both in Sweden, Russia and South Africa.
Engineered materials manufacturer Rogers Corporation has appointed Larry Schmid as senior vice -president, global operations and supply chain. Schmid joins Rogers from Pilko & Associates, a consultancy advising senior leaders in chemical, energy and related industries, where he was president. Previously, he held various international operations roles at Dow, including serving as a member of the senior operations leadership team and managing five Dow businesses. Before that Schmid held senior operational positions at Rohm and Haas. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida.
Rail Vision Ltd.
Rail Vision Ltd. has appointed an existing director, Mark Cleobury, as chairman of the board. Cleobury brings more than four decades of global experience in the rail industry. He currently serves as senior vice-president of Knorr-Bremse’s Rail Systems Division, and previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Knorr-Bremse. Before joining Knorr-Bremse, Cleobury served as head of sales and project planning at ZF Bahntechnik GmbH in Friedrichshafen, Germany, head of sales and prokurist at ZF Hurth Gotha GmbH in Gotha, Germany, and several roles at Hurth (GB) Ltd, in Leamington Spa, England. Cleobury succeeds Shmuel Donnerstein who has served as Rail Vision’s Chairman since 2020. Donnerstein will continue to serve Rail Vision as a board member.