Appointments: TGP, dteq, Chapman Freeborn bring in reinforcements
Over the past week, a number of appointments have been made and a few companies have opened new offices and expanded their reach. The companies bringing in reinforcements have been TGP, dteq and Chapman Freeborn.
TGP appoints new director of operations, North America
Trans Global Projects (TGP) have welcomed Eric Wooters to their team, naming him director of operations, North America.
Wooters was most recently the renewables operations manager Americas at Bluewater and has a background running logistics for an O&G company, Enterprise Products, in addition to project forwarding experience from the likes of deugro.
Aside from running large scale renewable projects, he also has experience with dimensional rail, super loads, and barging. The company expects Wooters’ expertise will help support the future development of its Houston office.
dteq appoints business development manager for the Americas
Tailor-made transport and marine engineering solutions provider, dteq Transport Engineering Solutions, named Sean Billingy, a former team member of deugro, as its business development manager in the Americas.
With his vast skills and experience in both offshore engineering and tender management, Billingy is seen by the company as a major addition to the team.
“Engineering is the making of things that did not previously exist, and with that we are moving industries forward,” Billingy said following his appointment.
Chapman Freeborn promotes female champions
Chapman Freeborn has appointed Catriona Taylor to the newly created position of Global Supplier Relations Director and Jenny van Wyk has been promoted to Country Manager – South Africa, to help build its global operator relationships and regional enterprises.
In her role as Global Supplier Relations Director, Taylor will further Chapman Freeborn’s focus on building and strengthening operator relationships both new and old, with carriers and other operators across all products within the group, the company said.
Taylor has worked with Chapman Freeborn for 18 years, most recently in the position of Group Passenger Operations Director, where she oversaw passenger and VIP charters across the business.
As Country Manager – South Africa, van Wyk will manage operations, develop business, and ensure that the region’s operations align with the company’s mission and objectives.
Van Wyk has been with Chapman Freeborn for nine years as a member of the passenger team based in South Africa.
Both appointments follow a review of Chapman Freeborn’s internal HR data, which showed an 18 percent increase in women in leadership positions at the company compared with this time last year.
The charter specialist’s workforce now comprises 45 percent women, which is significantly higher than the aerospace industry average of just 24 percent (source: Aviation Week Network), the company said.