Remus Arbanasi will be Andy Transport‘s chief operating officer while COO Andreea Crisan takes maternity leave. Arbanasi is a graduate of the HEC Montréal, with a major in finance and accounting. Before joining Andy Transport as financial controller in 2016, he had grown through the ranks to a management role as director with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. Arbanasi previously held the position of treasurer and founding member of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce in Quebec.
Captain Claude Hurley has been appointed as Canada’s new permanent representative to the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Hurley, a professional pilot, most recently served as president of ICAO’s Air Navigation Commission, the organization’s primary technical body. He has been Canada’s nominee to the Air Navigation Commission since 2014. Before his assignment at ICAO, Hurley worked in Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation directorate, providing oversight of air operators, flight training units and aerodromes. As a pilot with over 30 years of experience, he has worked in a variety of international settings. He also served as an officer and pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces, where he participated in flight operations for peacekeeping missions.
Eric Born, president and CEO of Swissport International AG, who was due to leave the company at the end of 2019, has agreed to extend his contract for a further year to the end of 2020. Born has been serving as president and CEO of the airport ground services and air cargo handling provider since August 2015.
Loadsmart has hired Jim Nicholson as vice-president of carrier sales and operations. With 14 years of experience in the commercial transportation sector, Nicholson previously served as director of carrier sales and operations at Schneider National.
Pilot Freight Serviceshas promoted Brian Flower to vice-president of operations. Before his promotion, Flower served as the northeast regional vice-president managing, supporting and mentoring district managers within the territory. Previously, Flower was district manager of Pilot’s Newark, NJ (EWR) station.