"A very important qualitative step concerning the growth of Gen-Air and regarding its future." This is how Jesus Escolar, founder of cargo GSA and vice president of sales and General Manager for Spain and Latin America of ECS, rated the appointment of Francisco Ortega as new CEO of Gen-Air

With a history of over twenty years in the air cargo industry and in the company, Francisco Ortega in 2013 took over from Jesús Escolar at the head of the General Directorate of Gen-Air in Spain.

What is considered the leading cargo GSA on the Mainland, with 50,000 tons of annual traffic, embodies a change which, for Jesús Escolar, founder of the company, represents a "major strategic restructuring that I believe will reinforce our commitment to the future".

"I have to express my satisfaction with how the first months after the appointment are going, how Francisco is slowly introducing his style and developing a very mature, very solid company with a very cohesive team," said Jesús Escolar.

We must not forget that Gen-Air will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2014, an anniversary which sees the company strengthened in its commitment, as Francisco Ortega pointed out, to "further growth hand in hand with our represented companies, consolidating even further our contracts and demonstrate the ability of our structure to adapt to the needs of any company regardless its size and reinforcing important markets such as South America or the East".

In this sense, there are two great pillars at Gen-Air. On the one hand, its balanced network of represented companies, which by size, quality and service broadly cover the transport of goods all over the world, with airlines like Air Canada, United Cargo, Avianca, Aeroméxico, Emirates, Turkish, Air China, Brussels Airlines, Egypt Air and Tunis Air.

Secondly, the operational structure of Gen-Air is very relevant, not only globally due to its membership of the multinational group ECS, but above all because of its powerful national network of six offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Valencia, Bilbao and Zaragoza that enable, according to Francisco Ortega, proximity, quality and efficiency to be maintained in customer relations.

Latin America

Francisco Ortega's appointment as new CEO of Gen-Air represents the dedication from now on of Jesús Escolar to major projects within the ECS Group as Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Spain and South America.

In this regard, Escolar will be in charge of the expansion of ECS in Latin America with the aim of being present in new countries mainly through the acquisition of local benchmark GSAs.

 

Source: Diario del puerto





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