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Delta Cargo has created a new role, vice president cargo operations and logistics, and has appointed DP World’s Rob Walpole (pictured). 

Mr Walpole will lead the cargo department’s global operations and the Delta Logistics Control Center teams. 

He was previously chief operating officer for DP World’s global logistics and supply chain, and has also been chief executive of Schenker Inc. 

“Rob has a strong operational background and brings extensive leadership experience in the logistics and supply chain sector,” said Shawn Cole, vice president of Delta Cargo. “We look forward to his contributions as we continue to build on the record operational performance achieved in the first half of 2019.” 

Delta Cargo has also appointed Matt Weisenburg as director of cargo strategy and alliances. Previously director of cargo pricing and revenue management, he replaces Lindsey Jalil who has moved to another position within Delta. 

And Mark DeFrancesco has become managing director for revenue management, capacity and forecasting. He joins the cargo division from Delta’s domestic pricing team. 

Mr 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.” 

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