Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), one of the
world’s largest providers of cargo handling services, has
appointed Richard Van Bruygom to head its Americas division as
Richard Van Bruygom assumed his position on 1
November, and also joins the Executive Management of the global
leading ground handling group.
He reports directly to the Chairman and
CEO of WFS Global.
Richard Van Bruygom, a 52 year old Canadian
national, has successfully led several aviation entities and units
for the last 25 years.
During his impressive career he has held
executive positions for companies such as FedEx, Servisair and
Swissport, with considerable management responsibilities as well
as challenging reengineering and turnaround duties.
In this newly created position, based in Dallas,
Texas, Richard Van Bruygom will take overall responsibility for
all operational, commercial and administrative aspects of the WFS
Americas activities, as well as strategic development in North and
South America. Priorities will be close customer contact and
effective communication, smarter processes, greater efficiencies
and financial sustainability.
“I’m delighted that we have been able to secure
Richard van Bruygom’s services, in particular due to his
long-lasting aviation background and experience; I’m also very
confident that he will become a very valuable asset to further
improve our strong market position,” said Olivier P. Bijaoui,
Chairman and CEO of the global WFS group.
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