Kindelbacher to succeed Townes as ACL Airshop CEO

ULDs Appointments
Bernhard Kindelbacher will take over as CEO of ACL Airshop, succeeding Steve Townes who will move into an advisory role as Vice Chairman.

Taking on the new role on 1 March, Kindelbacher will bring with him over 30 years of experience in air cargo leadership and logistics management from his career at Lufthansa Cargo.

His career at Lufthansa Cargo reached the position of Managing Director for all cargo operations in the USA and Canada.

Other key roles at Lufthansa Cargo included Senior VP Strategy & Business Development and Senior VP Network, Product & Marketing.

Kindelbacher was responsible for numerous transformation programmes and the first cargo joint ventures with All Nippon Airways, United Cargo and Cathay Pacific.

Commenting on his new role, Kindelbacher says, “ACL Airshop is a successful worldwide entrepreneurial team of air cargo and logistics experts with a strong high-performance culture. I am delighted to join this professional enterprise, to lead it forward in its next stage of growth and strategic development. We will build momentum, and take very good care of our customers and our employees. I am very happy to become part of the ACL Airshop team.”

Townes will continue serving the company in the advisory Vice Chairman role after nine years in charge, leading the company through significant growth.

He says, “Bernhard is the right leader for this next chapter of ACL Airshop, with deep professional roots and impeccable expertise in the global air cargo sector.”