Douglas Brittin, who spent the last six years ascending the air cargo ranks at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, has been named the secretary general of The International Air Cargo Association. He will replace Daniel Fernandez, who has been in the role for nearly 15 years, on August 15.
Brittin is a 33-year industry veteran who worked at BAX Global, Emery, Menlo Worldwide and Panalpina before joining the TSA as air cargo manager in 2007. He was promoted to division director of air cargo in 2010.
“TIACA’s growing leadership in the air cargo sector throughout the world means the role of the secretary general has evolved to a point where Doug’s high level of expertise in governmental and regulatory matters will enable us to keep pace with the association’s objectives,” Oliver Evans, TIACA’s chairman, said in a statement. “His qualifications to meet this new standard are rooted deep in a career spanning both the private and governmental side of aviation and cargo and we are delighted to welcome him to TIACA.”
Fernandez has been offered a "substantial continuing role" in the organization, according to a press release. - Jon Ross