New operations chief for Delta Cargo

Photos of 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 Cargo has appointed Rob Walpole as vice president – cargo
operations and logistics, a new position reporting to vice-president,
Shawn Cole. He will lead Delta Cargo’s global operations and Delta
Logistics Control Center teams.
Cole said: “Rob has a strong operational background and brings extensive
leadership experience in the logistics and supply chain sector. We look
forward to his contributions as we continue to build-on the record
operational performance achieved in the first half of 2019.”
Walpole comes to Delta Cargo from Dubai-based seaport operator, DP
World, where he served as chief operating officer – global logistics and
supply chain. He also served as chief executive officer at freight
forwarder Schenker.
Matt Weisenburg and Mark DeFrancesco simultaneously join Delta Cargo’s
leadership team, the former as director – cargo strategy and alliances,
responsible for Cargo’s strategic planning, a role previously held by
Lindsey Jalil who has moved to another position at Delta.
DeFrancesco has been appointed managing director – revenue management,
capacity and forecasting. He joins Delta Cargo from Delta’s Domestic
Pricing team and brings nearly 20 years of revenue management
Cole added: “These changes complete our strong leadership team, as we
continue to focus on providing our customers with industry leading
products and services, as well as growing our international network.”