Katsouris will be based in Air Partner’s UK headquarters at Gatwick and will report directly to Mike Hill, Director of Freight. Katsouris has spent the last seven years working in Mexico for Europartners where he worked his way up to become the Automotive Logistics Division Director whilst playing a key role in the success of the Time Critical Services within the group. The experience he gained in these sectors throughout the Americas and Europe during his time at the company will be invaluable in his new role, since they are key segments for Air Partner’s Freight department as well.
Air Partner Freight has now become one of the leading brokers in Europe, working exclusively with freight forwarders. The Freight division works across a number of sectors and has developed a notably large presence in the automotive industry in Europe. Air Partner’s full year results for the year ended January 31 2016, which were released on April 28, reported that the Freight division delivered a 21% increase in gross profit for the period, with strong growth in the Group’s German and US businesses.
Commenting on his appointment, Katsouris said: “Air Partner already has a great reputation in the automotive sector but there are still opportunities out there, and I can’t wait to start helping the team to capitalise on these.”
Mike Hill, Director of Freight, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Alexander to the team; his international experience will be invaluable as we look to continue growing our customer base across Europe and beyond. Time critical and automotive are both key areas of focus for us, so Alex’s expertise and relationships in these areas will be a real asset as we work towards our strategic objectives.”