Unilode Aviation Solutions has named Ross Marino as chief executive officer, effective 28 February 2022.
The new chief has over 30 years of aviation experience in senior and executive management roles at leading ground handling organisations and airlines. He had a 15-year-long career at dnata where he most recently held the CEO position for Europe.
He holds a master’s of science degree in aviation from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and completed an executive education programme at the London Business School. He will oversee the duties of successor Benoit Dumont, who has stepped down from his post.
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John Hanna, partner and head of Europe at infra investment firm Basalt Infrastructure Partners, said that during the departing chief’s tenure, Unilode undertook a massive transformation that saw the development of new services, the launch of digital solutions, the expansion of its network and the growth of its customer base.
Basalt Infrastructure Partners bought Unilode from EQT in July last year for an undiclosed amount. Unilode owns and manages around 145,000 unit load devices, for use in the aviation industry, and owns and operates the largest global network for the maintenance and repair of unit load devices and inflight food service equipment.