CHEP Aerospace Reshapes its Management Structure

The Zurich-based ULD and aircraft galley equipment supplier has just celebrated its fifth birthday. The company which was formerly named Unitpool, was acquired in August of 2010 by the Australian supply chain logistics company, Brambles Limited and rebranded as CHEP Aerospace Solutions.

Don Jacobs is CHEP’s new Director, Sales, Marketing and Key Account Management  /  picture: hs
Don Jacobs is CHEP’s new Director, Sales, Marketing and Key Account Management / picture: hs

Customer closeness is a must
CHEP Aerospace has been moving quickly upwards since it was officially launched five years ago.
Since then CHEP’s management team have been coordinating closely with their customers on how best to create a portfolio of so called smarter solutions which incorporate full ULD pooling and management, and asset tracking, which runs under the CHEP brand name of CanTrack TM.
They also offer third party MRO services for galley carts and ULDs for passenger, cargo, regional and leisure carriers.

They have recently acquired a further three companies who are said to be leaders in ULD and galley cart repairs. These are JMI Aerospace, Driessen Services and Airworld. This acquisition ensures that CHEP alongside its ULD pooling and management solutions also has a global MRO service centre network.

New management on board
In order to keep up with the times and further streamline their business model, CHEP Aerospace has announced that they have appointed Don Jacobs as their new Director, Sales, Marketing and Key Account Management.
Mr Jacobs will take over the reins from David Harmann, who has been with Unitpool and CHEP Aerospace from day one.
David will take up a new role which will focus on customer on-boarding and lead the development of new solutions such as catering galley cart asset management.

Don Jacobs brings more than 25 years of international logistics experience with him.
He has held senior management positions in logistics, supply chain management, general aviation and air cargo and ULD management at among others, Deutsche Post, DHL Express and more recently at Jettainer.

CHEP Aerospace’s customer portfolio is made up of 80 airlines worldwide.

John Mc Donagh

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