Volga-Dnepr makes three appointments in key growth sectors

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Volga Dnepr loading oil pump into Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD Freighter

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has appointed three global directors to spearhead growth of its transport and logistics solutions with customers in the aerospace, humanitarian, and oil and gas sectors.

Axel Kaldschmidt has been appointed global director for aerospace. Aerospace customers account for 30 per cent of Volga-Dnepr’s annual business, delivering nearly 175,000 tonnes of cargo such as satellites, helicopters, aircraft and parts.

Fayçal Boumerkhoufa has been made global director for oil and gas, a sector that produces 13 per cent of annual business and has so far seen Volga-Dnepr transport 90,000 tonnes of cargo such as drilling equipment, pumps, power houses, blowout preventers, stabilizers, and control units.

Colon Miller is global director of humanitarian, government and defence programmes and will work to secure delivery of cargoes that include mobile hospitals and other medical equipment, instruments and medicines, water purification equipment and other cargo. To date, Volga-Dnepr has delivered over 75,000 tonnes of cargo to people in need in 93 countries.

All three global directors are based in Volga-Dnepr’s US office in Houston.

Volga-Dnepr vice president for sales, Dennis Gliznoutsa says: “We have seen sustained growth in these three sectors over many years and have developed strong working partnerships with leading companies and organizations, who value our transport and logistics expertise.

“Axel, Fayçal and Colon are already well-known and highly respected in their respective sectors. These appointments will enable them to focus their energies and share their knowledge and expertise in a way that continues to add the greatest value for our customers.”