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Published on : Monday, November 11, 2013
Richard Van Bruygom has been appointed as CEO of the Americas division of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest provider of cargo handling services. He will report directly to the Chairman and CEO of WFS Global as he has assumed his position on November 1st and has also joint the Executive Management of the global leading ground handling group.
Richard Van Bruygom, a 52 year old Canadian national, has successfully led several aviation entities and units for the last 25 years. During his impressive career he held executive positions for companies such as FedEx, Servisair and Swissport, with considerable management responsibilities as well as challenging reengineering and turnaround duties.
In this newly created position, based in Dallas, Texas, Richard Van Bruygom will take overall responsibility for all operational, commercial and administrative aspects of the WFS Americas activities, as well as strategic development in North and South America. Priorities will be close customer contact and effective communication, smarter processes, greater efficiencies and financial sustainability.
In creating this new executive position, WFS is showing its desire to drive and enhance the existing business activities in a professional manner with the objective to further extend its dynamic growth plans for this key geographic region.
Olivier P. Bijaoui, Chairman and CEO of the global WFS group said about Richard van Bruygom that he is delighted that Mr. Bruygom has become a part of this organization owing to his long-lasting aviation background and experience. He felt confident that Mr. Bruygom will be a valuable asset to the company.