cargo.one appoints airline executive Simson Demmer to strengthen its product leadership
Simson Demmer joins cargo.one as Senior Director Airline Products, as the business builds on a year of rapid growth and product leadership.
Berlin, April 27, 2021 - cargo.one, the leading real-time booking engine for air cargo, today announces the appointment of industry leader in digital air cargo, Simson Demmer, as Senior Director, Airline Products. To date, Head of Analytics & Business Development - Network Management at Lufthansa Group, Simson previously led the world's 2nd largest all-cargo airline group through its digital transformation process. In his role as Chief Strategy Officer at CargoLogicManagement, he pioneered digital bookings with cargo.one in July 2019 for AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir.
Commenting on his new position, Simson said “I am truly excited to be joining cargo.one at such an interesting point in the company’s journey. As one of their early customers, I was impressed by both the product and the team from the first time I encountered them and admire the growth and customer successes the company has been able to achieve over its dynamic first years. Now, as cargo.one’s airline product lead, I look forward to combining my industry experience with the team’s well-established product prowess and to collaborate with leading carriers to enable them to expand their digital footprint globally.”
With over 10 years experience in aviation, extensive knowledge of airlines as well as their technology and data infrastructures, Simson will lead cargo.one's airline product development. In his role, he will focus on the continued development of data solutions and new product lines to help cargo.one’s partner airlines expand their digital distribution capabilities and generate more business with lower operational costs.
Oliver T. Neumann, Co-founder and Managing Director of cargo.one said, “Bringing senior industry leaders like Simson into the team is another milestone for us as we continue to grow and expand our business. Simson’s unrivaled sector knowledge and deep customer expertise make him a trusted partner for teams across our business as well as our airline partners. Having first-hand experience working with us as a customer on developing and building the digital distribution infrastructure for an airline, he is uniquely positioned to translate this knowledge into further innovative product developments in his new role at cargo.one.”
Simson’s appointment comes after a year of rapid growth for cargo.one during which the platform’s user base increased by 300%, and booking numbers grew by more than 700%, to more than 120,000 annual bookings. Most recently, the company raised $60 million to fuel its global expansion to North America and Asia. With 17 airline partners, including Air Canada Cargo and Saudia Cargo as its latest additions, cargo.one facilitates the transport of 180 tonnes of air cargo per day across 347 destinations around the world.