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Buckerfield moves to VP sales at Virgin

[ June 23, 2016   //   ]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Steve Buckerfield as vice president sales. Starting his career with freight forwarder Emery Worldwide in 1984, he spent 14 years with American Airlines before becoming managing director of Walker Freight Services and later C.H. Robinson Worldwide (UK) following its acquisition of Walker in 2009. Prior to joining Virgin Atlantic, he spent three years as managing director UK & Ireland, at Toll Global Forwarding.

In his new role, based at Virgin’s headquarters near London’s Gatwick Airport, he will lead the airline’s global sales team and be responsible for sales across its international network.

Steve Buckerfield said: “During my career, I have been a competitor of Virgin Atlantic Cargo and a customer and I fully appreciate the power and value of the airline’s passion for customer service. That is particularly important in such a competitive air cargo market because while rates and yields get the headlines, customers more than ever want to work with partners they trust to be reliable. I am really looking forward to the opportunity of leading Virgin’s global cargo sales team and to meeting our customers.”

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