Federal Express has promoted David J Bronczek to executive vice president and chief operating officer and Tracy G Schmidt to senior vice president and chief financial officer. Karen M Claybourne has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel; Bob Elliott is now senior vice president of the Europe Middle East Africa region; Christopher T Hjelm is now senior vice president and chief information officer; and Kenneth A May is senior vice president of the company air, ground, terminals and transportation division. David B Schoenfeld has been elected senior vice president, marketing customer service and corporate communications; Jon W Slangerup has become senior vice president, Canada, while Dianne M Stokely has been appointed senior vice president, Latin American and Caribbean.

Boeing has named Brad Cvetovich vice president and general manager of its customer services organisation.

Dirk Vrebos has been appointed director of flight operations at Virgin Express, while Gus Carbonell has been named director of marketing and Casey Hanrahan has been appointed director of system operations.

Thomas Horton has taken over from Hans Mirka as vice president Europe at American Airlines.

Thierry Antinori has been appointed general manager of Lufthansa's western and southern European operations.

Samuel K Skinner has been elected to the board of directors of Midwest Express Holdings.

SH&E has appointed Christina Cassotis as director and promoted Ian Lowden to vice president.

Koki Nagata has been appointed as Iata's senior director designate, external relations.

Jeffrey Forsbrey has been named as head of commercial of Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company.

Source: Airline Business