Marie Epstein has been promoted to the position of Regional Vice President Sales - Americas by Virgin Atlantic Cargo, based in New York.
Marie was formerly the airline’s Regional Sales Manager, Americas having joined Virgin Atlantic Cargo in 2010 from Delta Air Lines/Northwest Airlines Cargo, where she was their Strategic Partner Manager/Director Strategic Accounts.
Marie has 28 years experience in the freight forwarding, brokerage and airline industry having started her career with Network Brokers International in New York. Marie later held sales and account management roles in the U.S. with Pakistan International Airlines, Pan Am and American Airlines.
Marie has succeeded James Williams who has chosen to move back to Australia due to family commitments.
Dan Parker, Vice President Commercial for Virgin Atlantic Cargo, said: “The Americas market is extremely important to Virgin Atlantic Cargo. It is a market we have been proud to serve since 1984 when the first ever Virgin flight from London touched down in Newark. The region now contributes 25% of our annual revenues; it is also where a number of our top global customers are headquartered.
“Marie brings substantial experience to her new role. She is extremely well regarded in the industry and this is reflected by the many key relationships she has developed. I also want to thank James for the important contribution he has made to our business during his time in the Americas and we wish him well in Australia.”