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Posted 19 February 2020


Menzies Aviation, the global aviation logistics specialist, announces two new appointments to its US business: Edward Pim joins as Chief Operating officer and Raul Barrera as Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations.  Both Edward and Raul will be based in Dallas Forth Worth and report to John Redmond, Executive Vice President Americas.


Edward Pim joins Menzies Aviation from United Service Companies, where he was President and COO.  The business provides facility, trade show, hospitality and aviation support services, and has 17,000 employees across the US. Edward joins Menzies Aviation in March. 


Edward will be responsible for ensuring that we deliver safe, secure and consistent quality service to all our customers across the region and maintaining excellent customer relationships across the Menzies Aviation business.


Raul Barrera joins from Swissport where, as Regional Vice President Commercial, he held responsibility for commercial strategy across 10 countries, encompassing some 80 stations in the LATAM region.  Raul joins Menzies Aviation in April.  


Raul will lead the team responsible for all Sales and Commercial activities in the Americas Region across our Fuelling, Ground Handling and Cargo Handling Businesses.


John Redmond, Executive Vice President, US: “I am delighted to welcome both Edward and Raul to the business at this exciting time, as we continue to invest in and grow our business in the Americas Region.  We currently have operations at 115 airports in 7 countries and have plans to continue to grow our footprint in this region”





For further information contact:

Carrie Wieteska, Clark Communications                                            0131 225 9596

Lesley Brydon, Clark Communications                                               0131 225 9596


Notes to editors:

  • Menzies Aviation is a leading global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo services. Menzies Aviation operates at 219 airports in 37 countries, supported by a team of some 36,000 highly-trained people. Each year Menzies Aviation serves some 1,000 customers, handling 1.4 million flights, 1.6 million tonnes of cargo and fuelling 4 million turnarounds. Customers include Air Canada, Air France-KLM, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Emirates, Frontier Airlines, IAG, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Air Canada, United Airlines and China Airlines. Best in class safety and security is the number one priority each day and every day.
  • Menzies Aviation operates in a structural growth market, which has strong out-sourcing trends as well as progressive market growth. As a global player in the aviation services market Menzies is well placed to be a leading player as the market continues to professionalise and will continue to embrace and develop new technologies to provide market leading service.


  • John Menzies plc is one of Scotland's largest companies where success depends on providing an efficient, high quality, time-critical service to their customers and partners. The company was established in 1833 and its head office is in Edinburgh. Today the company is an international aviation services business with operations worldwide.