John Menzies adds aviation services veteran to board

Menzies said the appointment of Philipp Joeinig 'adds to our knowledge base'. Picture: Contributed
Menzies said the appointment of Philipp Joeinig 'adds to our knowledge base'. Picture: Contributed
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Logistics group John Menzies has appointed a former senior executive of aviation services group Swissport to its board.

Philipp Joeinig, who spent six years as a management consultant before his nine-year stint at Swissport, has joined the Edinburgh-based group as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

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Menzies chairman Dermot Smurfit said: “His experience within the aviation industry adds to our knowledge base as we continue to strengthen our business and take advantage of the expansion opportunities that exist.”

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Earlier this year, Menzies completed its $202 million (£157m) takeover of US rival ASIG in a “transformational” deal that adds plane fuelling to its aviation arm’s range of services and doubles the size of its operations in North America.

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The group’s distribution operation is also planning a reverse takeover of parcels firm DX Group following pressure from investors to consider separating its two businesses.

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