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Delta Cargo appoints Vice President of Cargo Operations and Logistics

Rob Walpole as Vice President – Cargo Operations and Logistics Delta Cargo
Mr. Rob Walpole | Delta

Delta Cargo has appointed Rob Walpole as Vice President – Cargo Operations and Logistics. This new position, reporting to Shawn Cole, will see Walpole lead Delta Cargo’s global operations and Delta Logistics Control Center teams.

“Rob has a strong operational background and brings extensive leadership experience in the logistics and supply chain sector,” said Shawn Cole, Vice President – Delta Cargo. “We look forward to his contributions as we continue to build on the record operational performance achieved in the first half of 2019.”

Walpole comes to Delta Cargo from DP World, a Dubai-based global port operator, where he served as Chief Operating Officer – Global Logistics and Supply Chain. He also served as Chief Executive Officer at Schenker, Inc., an integrated logistics service provider. Rob has spent time in Singapore in various leadership roles and Australia where his career began in the energy sector with a variety of manufacturing and supply chain positions at Exxon-Mobile.

In addition to Walpole’s appointment, Matt Weisenburg and Mark DeFrancesco join Delta Cargo’s leadership team. Weisenburg has been appointed Director – Cargo Strategy and Alliances, responsible for Cargo’s strategic planning, including alliances, distribution, marketing and communications, product development and technology. Weisenburg brings experience from the commercial team and transitions into this role previously held by Lindsey Jalil who recently moved to another position within Delta. 

DeFrancesco has been appointed Managing Director – Revenue Management, Capacity and Forecasting. He is responsible for optimizing revenue and delivering insights through best-in-class revenue management techniques, capacity and network management and forecasting. DeFrancesco joins Delta Cargo from Delta’s Domestic Pricing team and brings nearly 20 years of revenue management experience. 

Cole continues: “These changes complete our strong leadership team, as we continue to focus on providing our customers with industry leading products and services, as well as growing our international network.”


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