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Listen & Learn: The Mission of the Century-Aviation’s Role in Global COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery

  • February 11, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Webinar, Access Information Sent Upon Registration
  • 375


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Rob Coyle, Senior Vice President, Pharma & Healthcare Strategy, Kuehne + Nagel

Bernhard Kindelbacher, Vice President, USA & Canada, Lufthansa Cargo

Michael Steen, Chief Commercial Officer, Atlas Air

Joe Stephens, Senior Vice President, Global Engineering & Business Transformation, FedEx Express

Moderated by: Chad Heflin, Head of Legislative Affairs - North America, International Air Transport Association


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About the Speakers

Rob Coyle, Senior Vice President, Pharma & Healthcare Strategy, Kuehne + Nagel
Robert Coyle joined Kuehne + Nagel (KN) to drive the Pharma & Healthcare business while bringing his “Customer & Patient” perspective.

Prior to KN, Rob worked at GSK for 17 years. Most recently, Rob was the VP, North America Supply Chain and Global Logistics responsible for Pharma and vaccines supply planning, distribution and warehousing activities across GSK. Prior to GSK, Rob worked as a Healthcare Logistics consultant with Ernst & Young. Rob has spent over 23 years in the healthcare industry and looks forward to building on KN’s pharma & healthcare logistics offering.

Bernhard Kindelbacher, Vice President USA & Canada, Lufthansa Cargo
Bernhard Kindelbacher has held this position since June 2016 with responsibility for sales and handling activities in North America and Canada. He joined the Lufthansa Group as a trainee in 1990. He then held various posts at Lufthansa Cargo, initially as network manager and manager of express products prior to assuming overall responsibility for product management worldwide. In that capacity, he was responsible for the introduction of the Express Product Flash as well as in 1998 of Lufthansa Cargo’s time-definite services, which initiated new trends in the airfreight business.

In 2000, Bernhard Kindelbacher was appointed Director of Sales for USA Northeast & Midwest and Canada, based in New York. In 2004, he returned to Lufthansa Cargo’s headquarters in Frankfurt to head the Marketing and Network Planning divisions. He was also granted power of attorney. While exercising these responsibilities, Bernhard Kindelbacher was also largely instrumental in setting up a process-driven organisation at Lufthansa Cargo as well as implementing a programme to safeguard the cargo carrier’s results during the economic crisis in 2009. From 2010, Bernhard Kindelbacher was the head of Strategy, Subsidiaries & Business Development of Lufthansa Cargo initiating the fleet rollover to 777 freighters as well as the cooperations with ANA Cargo, Cathay Cargo and United Cargo. Kindelbacher is a member of the Cargo Network Services Corporation (CNS) Advisory Board.

Joseph S. Stephens, Senior Vice President, Global Engineering & Business Transformation, FedEx Express
Joe was appointed to this position in September 2017 and has over 31 years of experience in the transportation industry. Before assuming his current position, Joe was Senior Vice President of Global Planning, Engineering & Properties, where he was responsible for a diverse group encompassing Properties & Facilities, Global Planning & Engineering, Operations Planning & Engineering and Global Operations Control, Service & Quality Assurance and Business Transformation.

In 1989, Joe began his FedEx career as a Handler at the FedEx Hub in Indianapolis while completing his college degree. Since that time, he has held several management positions including Manager; Hub Engineering, Senior Manager; Hub Engineering, Managing Director of Planning & Administration and Managing Director of multiple Air/Ground Freight Services (AGFS) Districts across the U.S.  In addition, Joe has been a Vice President of the Memphis World Hub night organization and Vice President of the AGFS Southern Region. Throughout his career, Joe has worked in every U.S.-based region and led or contributed to various growth strategies inclusive of new hub construction and expansion projects in Anchorage, AK; Fort Worth, TX; Newark, NJ; Guangzhou, China; Greensboro, NC; Indianapolis, IN; and Oakland, CA.

Michael Steen, Chief Commercial Officer, Atlas Air
Michael T. Steen joined Atlas Air Worldwide in April 2007 and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2010. He is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s global sales and marketing activities, including strategy, new products and services, brand positioning and marketing communications. Additionally, he is President and Chief Executive Officer of Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., the wholly-owned dry-leasing subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Steen has both broad and unique experience in the aviation and logistics sectors, having served global leadership roles at market leaders including DHL, Exel Plc and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at CHC Helicopters and is Vice Chairman of the International Air Transportation Association [IATA] Cargo Committee. Mr. Steen is a past Chairman and board member of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).

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