Delta Cargo appoints VP cargo operations and logistics

posted on 11th September 2019 by Justin Burns
Delta Cargo appoints VP cargo operations and logistics

Delta Cargo has appointed Rob Walpole into the newly-created position of vice president of cargo operations and logistics.

He will report to Shawn Cole vice president of Delta Cargo, and lead the global operations and Delta Logistics Control Center teams.  

“Rob has a strong operational background and brings extensive leadership experience in the logistics and supply chain sector,” said Cole.

“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 DP World, a Dubai-based global port operator, where he served as chief operating officer – global logistics and supply chain.

He also served as chief executive officer at Schenker, Inc, an integrated logistics service provider. Walpole has spent time in Singapore in various leadership roles and Australia where his career began in the energy sector with a variety of manufacturing and supply chain positions at Exxon-Mobile.

In addition to Walpole’s appointment, Matt Weisenburg and Mark DeFrancesco join Delta Cargo’s leadership team.

Weisenburg has been appointed director – cargo strategy and alliances, responsible for Delta Cargo’s strategic planning, including alliances, distribution, marketing and communications, product development and technology. The role was previously held by Lindsey Jalil who recently moved to another position within Delta. 

DeFrancesco has been appointed managing director of revenue management, capacity and forecasting. He is responsible for optimising revenue and delivering insights through best-in-class revenue management techniques, capacity and network management and forecasting. He joins from Delta’s domestic pricing team and brings nearly 20 years of revenue management experience. 

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.”