Priority Freight, provider of contingency logistics solutions, has appointed Steve Downing as Head of Group Projects.
Steve will be responsible for developing and leading a new Project Division with emphasis on large air charters, complex multi-modal logistics solutions and project forwarding.
Steve has a wealth of experience in the global air charter, project logistics and freight forwarding sectors and has managed large corporate accounts across a diverse range of industries, including oil & gas, energy, construction and mining, as well working with many of the worlds leading humanitarian relief agencies. Steve joins Priority Freight from Volga-Dnepr Airlines, where he was responsible for the strategic development of the Engineering and Logistics division. Prior to joining the company, Steve held a number of senior management positions within the F.H. Bertling group, which saw him take responsibility for operations and strategic business development in the international air charter, freight forwarding and project logistics sectors.
Steve has also been a member of BACA - The Air Charter Association since 1997 and was elected to the council in 2009. He brings over 25 years' experience in the aviation industry with him to Priority Freight.
Neal Williams, Group Managing Director at Priority Freight, commented: "Steve's experience and knowledge across diverse industry sectors related to our business makes him the perfect choice as Head of Group Projects. His appointment will complement perfectly with our ambitious but fully achievable growth plans and he will play a vital role in Priority Freight's development as a global company."
Commenting on his new appointment, Steve said: "I am delighted to have been appointed Head of Group Projects. Priority Freight has an enviable reputation of delivering service excellence, across a range of industry verticals, and I look forward to contributing to the further success of the business as it embarks on a new and exciting period of growth and development.