Hitt og þetta 19. júlí 2007

Eric Schmid nominated new Regional Manager Western Europe at Swiss WorldCargo

Zurich - Switzerland; Paris - France: Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Star Alliance carrier Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., has nominated Eric Schmid new Regional Manager Western Europe. Schmid, 50, has an extensive international experience in the air cargo business and has joined the organisation at the beginning of July succeeding Alain Guerin in this position. Married, father of three children, Schmid is a French and Swiss national. He has a proven track record in many areas of sales and marketing: Since 1979 he has held various management positions with KLM Cargo & Logistics Europe and, in the last three years, he was a Board Member & Consultant for the consulting firm Sahelian Management, where he developed the cargo commercial structure and business plan for a start-up airline company. As Regional Manager Western Europe for Swiss WorldCargo, based in Paris Charles de Gaulle, Schmid will be charged with ensuring the business further expansion and focused development in France, Spain & Portugal, and Benelux. With his broad view of the European air cargo market, he will surely bring fresh and expert insight and, therefore, great asset to Swiss WorldCargo and its customers. "Mr. Schmid brings a lot of industry know-how, great achievements and an expressed willingness to further develop and strengthen this important region and its different markets and countries", says Urs Stulz, Managing Director Cargo Europe. "In his new challenge, Mr. Schmid can count on the very solid ground prepared by his predecessor M.r Guerin and on the valuable support of the local sales management teams." Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. With a worldwide network serving more than 150 destinations in more than 80 countries and abroad spectrum of services, Swiss WorldCargo earns genuine added-value for its customers and makes a substantial contribution to the earnings of SWISS. Note to editors: For further information about Swiss WorldCargo, pictures and interview requests please contact: Bernd Maresch Senior Manager Marketing, PR & Strategy bernd.maresch@swiss.com Phone +41 44 564 50 50 Please visit swissworldcargo.com Please click the following links for the media release in pdf and a photograph of Eric Schmid: