IATA announces senior management appointments

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SEP 25, 2015: IATA has made two senior management appointments: Gilberto Lopez Meyer as senior vice president for safety and flight operations and Nick Careen as senior vice president for airport, passenger, cargo and security.

Lopez Meyer, who will take up the roll Oct. 19 in the Montreal headquarters, succeeds Kevin Hiatt who left IATA in July. He joins IATA from the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority, which he has twice led as its DG (2003-2008 and from 2014 to the present).

Careen’s appointment takes effect Oct. 1. He succeeds Tom Windmul ler who retired from IATA in August after nearly a quarter century of serving the industry. The APCS role, which was created during 2013 reorganization, is being shifted from the executive office in Geneva to IATA’s Montreal headquarters. Careen will oversee a team with a significant presence in both Montreal and Geneva.

Prior to IATA, Careen built his career in Air Canada and its subsidiary Jazz where his last role was as Air Canada VP-airport, call centers and customer relations.

IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler said, “These appointments add new strength to IATA’s management team as we pursue our mission to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Aviation is a team effort. Nick and Gilberto’s broad experience covers many of our key partners: airports, service providers, regulators and of course airlines. I welcome them to the IATA team and look forward to the significant contributions they with their teams of industry experts will make towards an ever safer, more efficient, sustainable and profitable global aviation industry.”

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