Sales, Cargo leadership changes position Delta for commercial success

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Effective Dec. 1, Shawn Cole will become Delta’s Vice President – Global Sales, a new role focused on identifying enterprise-wide synergies with Delta’s portfolio of global corporate and travel management companies. Cole will report to Bob Somers, Senior Vice President – Global Sales.

“Shawn’s experience leading teams across the Finance and Cargo divisions make him uniquely qualified for this position,” said Somers. “During the past year, he has worked alongside the Global Sales team to develop new product offerings for our global customers supporting their growing cargo needs as a result of the pandemic.”

Most recently as Vice President of Delta Cargo, Cole delivered positive revenue growth and enhanced relationships with Delta’s joint venture partners, as well as serving as Chairman of SkyTeam Cargo for the past three years.

Rob Walpole

Rob Walpole will be named Vice President – Delta Cargo. To ensure that the cargo business is a more integral part of the commercial portfolio, Delta Cargo will join Delta’s Commercial organization. Rob will report to Steve Sear, Executive Vice President – Global Sales and President – International. 

“Through his prior leadership of global commercial organization and focus on focus on operational excellence both internally and with our airline partners, Rob is well equipped to lead the Delta Cargo team on a path of continued growth and innovation,” said Sear. 

Rob joined Delta to lead Cargo’s Global Operations and Logistics organization in August 2019, bringing extensive leadership experience in the logistics and supply chain sector.

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These leadership changes reflect Delta’s intentional approach to continued development of enterprise leaders who bring cross-divisional perspectives that help us evolve our approach to our global business.


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