B&H Worldwide has appointed Colin Kaltner as its new head of operations in Oceania and Sita Tauakipulu as commercial accounts manager of Oceania, both effective immediately.
According to B&H, these new management appointments will build the company’s expertise and provide renewed focus to its services in the region.
B&H’s teams in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland will now all report to Kaltne [right in photo]. Tauakipulu [left in photo] will be based in Auckland.
“Colin’s aerospace logistics experience over the last 15 years coupled with his in-depth commercial knowledge will be a wonderful asset to the company and provides a great example of the career opportunities that exist at B&H,” said Stuart Allen, CEO of B&H Worldwide. “It truly demonstrates the business’ commitment to developing our people and our investment in the Oceania region.”
Both Kaltner and Tauakipulu had previously worked for B&H. Kaltner started his career at B&H in London in 2000 before moving to the B&H Los Angeles office where he was operations manager. He then went on to B&H Australia where he held an operational and commercial account management role. In 2016, he left to take up a position as freight manager at Jetstar Airways.
“I really missed the cut and thrust of working at B&H which is undoubtedly the rising star in this specialist vertical market,” he said. “So, when this exciting opportunity arose, it presented a wonderful opening to use the skills I have learned from working on both sides of the fence into action and to put them to full use to provide our customers with the first-class service standards which they really need and for which B&H is rightly proud of delivering.”
Tauakipulu previously worked in the operations team in New Zealand. In her new position, she takes on strategic account management across the country and will further build solid business relationships with existing customers, prospects and business partners.
“I am greatly looking forward to my expanded role on my return to B&H,” she said. “Being an important part of the Oceania team and helping to drive the business forward will enable me to provide tactical support across the B&H group of companies.”