Emir Pineda of Miami International Airport’s operator, Miami-Dade Aviation Department has been elected to the board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
The trade and logistics manager for the marketing division started his career as an intern at the airport in 1988 before embarking on a career that has seen him work at both Dallas Fort Worth Airport and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo.
He also worked as the commercial route development manager for Cargolux, responsible for sales and operations throughout Latin America.
Pineda says it is an “honour” to join the TIACA board, saying: “For my tenure I would like to continue to pivot the association towards innovation, thus adding value to our members and the entire global logistics industry.”
He adds: “In addition, I hope to attract greater focus and participation from Latin America, which has historically been under represented in the association.”
Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of TIACA and CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics says: “TIACA has been growing its global footprint as part of our new mission and vision for the Association. MIA is the main gateway between the Americas, which is an important growing region for us.”