Bangkok, Thailand, January 2024 – AviusULD, a leader in the global ULD (Unit Load Device) industry, is proud to announce the promotion of Charles Drummond to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). This strategic move comes as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its executive team and enhancing operational excellence.
Drummond, previously serving as Vice President of Business Development and Sales at AviusULD, brings over 25 years of rich experience in various domains. His journey, which began as a Mechatronics Engineer, has seen him develop extensive skills in leadership, operations management, commercial management, and business transformation, among others. Drummond is recognized for his significant contributions to the profitable growth of businesses, development of high-performing teams, and his expertise in project and change management.
In his new role, Drummond will provide strategic leadership and direction for the Sales and Business Development, Purchasing, and Plant Management functions, ensuring seamless collaboration and integration between these critical business units to achieve business goals and objectives.
Commenting on the promotion, Drummond stated: “I am thrilled to step into the role of COO at AviusULD. I have known the business for over 12 years, having previously been one of their largest customers. I have always been impressed with their technical excellence, innovation, and outstanding customer focus. I am honored to be part of this team of dedicated and talented professionals, and I look forward to leveraging my experience in the aviation industry, operations strategy, and team management to drive further growth and innovation at AviusULD.”
As an additional key part of his new role, Drummond will be joining forces with Klaus Hofmann, CEO, and Élodie Saykham, CFO, in a newly formed executive committee. This committee aims to guide functional leaders towards creating added value for customers and stakeholders.
“Charles’s promotion to COO marks a significant milestone in our company’s evolution,” said Hofmann. “His exceptional track record and innovative approach are exactly what AviusULD needs as we navigate the exciting challenges of our industry.”
AviusULD has laid out ambitious goals for 2024, following a strategic session with external experts. The company plans to build on the positive momentum of 2023, focusing on its people and community through various team building and CSR activities.
Many innovative new products are currently in development, and AviusULD remains committed to enhancing product performance, providing exceptional service, and developing impactful sustainability programs to revolutionize the global ULD industry.