Menzies Aviation names Beau Paine as Global Head of Cargo

Menzies Aviation has named Beau Paine as Global Head of Cargo as it gives new roles to senior leaders.

Paine, who joined Menzies in 2005, has led the Australian cargo team since 2018 and the Oceania and South East Asia team since 2021, will retain his role as Senior Vice President Cargo OSEA while working as Global Head of Cargo.

In his new role, Paine will work with regional cargo teams on Menzies’ expansion strategy including rolling out its next generation warehouse management system, Menzies Aviation Cargo Handling (MACH), delivered in partnership with Wipro.

Paine takes over at a time of expansion with opening new US operations at Chicago Rockford International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport and Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Colombia.

Joint ventures have been launched with Bangalore International Airport Limited in India to construct a new domestic cargo facility and increase international capacity.

At Santiago International Airport in Chile, a joint venture will include new import cargo facilities.

In South Africa, Menzies is partnering with South African Airways Cargo to refurbish cargo terminals at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport with upgrades including electric vehicles and ground service equipment, solar energy, energy efficient lighting and a full recycling programme.

Supporting Paine and Menzies in OSEA will be Kayla Moa in the role of Vice President Cargo Operations, Australia.

In Europe, Karl Aldwinckle has taken the role of Vice President Cargo Europe, based at London’s Heathrow Airport.

Philipp Joeinig, CEO of Menzies Aviation, says, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Beau, Karl and Kayla to new positions within our cargo team. Our cargo business has rapidly expanded, growing from 49 locations in 2021 to 75 this year, and we have ambitious plans to take this even further. With signs that cargo demand is strengthening, we’ve created a solid platform for growth, and I look forward to working with Beau, Karl and Kayla as we undertake this new chapter in our cargo journey.”