As part of an ongoing internal development programme to further strengthen its growing management team, Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Dan Parker to the position of sales manager, whilst Natalie Lyons has been promoted to cargo reservations / internal sales manager. Both appointments are effective from the beginning of September 2000.
In his new position Dan is responsible for generating new business through the development of the sales team. Correspondingly, in her new role, Natalie is accountable for managing the reservations, internal sales and administration departments, ensuring that Virgin Atlantic Cargo`s high service levels are maintained. Both Dan and Natalie report directly to Michelle House, who was appointed as Virgin Atlantic Cargo`s commercial manager in May last year.
Dan Parker has some 10 years experience in the cargo industry. Starting his career in 1990 with Air France Cargo, Dan held various commercial and operational positions, before moving to Aviation Cargo UK Ltd as operations manager. Joining Virgin Atlantic Cargo at the end of 1997, Dan undertook the role of reservations / internal sales manager, before assuming his new position.
Beginning her career in 1990 with Pan Am as a revenue accounts clerk, Natalie Lyons also has 10 years experience in the cargo industry. Transferring to cargo accounts when United Airlines took over from Pan Am, Natalie moved to an administration based role with the import / export office, before joining Virgin Atlantic Cargo in 1994 as an accounts administration assistant. Natalie has since been promoted through the positions of internal sales agent, internal sales / administration supervisor and capacity controller, to her present role.
Commenting on both promotions John Lloyd, Director of Cargo, said: “Dan and Natalie`s appointments form part of Virgin Atlantic Cargo`s continuing expansion plans withinthe UK air freight market. I am confident that they will be invaluable in fulfilling our long-term business aspirations aimed at continual improvement of service levels, technology, product development and, most importantly, the airline`s close working relationship with its customers.”