Unilode appoints Janis Balkens as Chief Operating Officer

Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Geneva, Switzerland— Unilode Aviation Solutions, the market leader in outsourced unit load device (ULD) management, repair and digital services, is delighted to announce the appointment of Janis Balkens as Chief Operating Officer.

Balkens has over 20 years’ experience in senior leadership, operational and commercial roles in the aviation industry. He has worked extensively with airports, airlines, ground handlers and logistics companies, and is a highly respected and talented member of the aviation community. He was the Regional Chief Executive Officer for New & Emerging Markets at dnata prior to his move to Unilode.

Ross Marino, Chief Executive Officer, Unilode, said Janis will be an asset to the company saying, “Janis will play a pivotal role in leading Unilode’s operations to new heights and contributing to the continued growth and success of our company. Janis is a highly valued addition to our team, and I am excited to work with him to continue to deliver optimal results for Unilode.”

Balken said he is thrilled to join the company’s global operations. “I look forward to working with the talented Unilode team to build on the company’s successes and continue to elevate our services and partnerships globally. Together, we will provide our customers and partners with mutually beneficial solutions and drive our businesses forward,” he said.