Delta rearrange leadership

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Delta Cargo executive Rob Walpole for Delta Air Lines at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Ga., on Friday, August 23, 2019. (Chris Rank for Rank Studios)

Delta have announced they will implement a leadership rearrangement. Effective, from today, Shawn Cole will become the new vice president-global sales, a newly created role focusing on identifying enterprise-wide synergies with Delta’s portfolio of global corporate and travel management companies.  Shawn will report to Bob Somers, senior vice president–global sales.

“Shawn’s experience leading teams across the Finance and Cargo divisions make him uniquely qualified for this position,” commented Bob Somers.  “During the past year, he has worked alongside the Global Sales team to develop new product offerings for our global customers supporting their growing cargo needs as a result of the pandemic.”

Most recently as VP of Delta Cargo, Shawn delivered positive revenue growth and enhanced relationships with Delta’s joint venture partners, as well as serving as Chairman of SkyTeam Cargo for the past three years.

It has also been announced that Rob Walpole will be named vice president of Delta Cargo. To ensure that the cargo business is a more integral part of the commercial portfolio, Delta Cargo will join the Commercial organisation. Rob will report to Steve Sear, executive vice president–global sales and president-international.

“Through his prior leadership of global commercial organisation and focus on focus on operational excellence both internally and with our airline partners, Rob is well equipped to lead the Delta Cargo team on a path of continued growth and innovation,” commented Steve Sear.

Rob joined Delta to lead Cargo’s Global Operations and Logistics organisation in August 2019, bringing extensive leadership experience in the logistics and supply chain sector.

These leadership changes reflect Delta’s intentional approach to continued development of enterprise leaders who bring cross-divisional perspectives that help us evolve our approach to our global business.