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JAS Appoints New EVP Global Pharma & Healthcare Vertical

Innovative leader in logistics, supply chain, healthcare, and life sciences industries joins the JAS Team.

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March 5, 2021
David Bang, Executive Vice-President, Global Pharma & Healthcare, JAS Worldwide
David Bang, Executive Vice-President, Global Pharma & Healthcare, JAS Worldwide

Atlanta, GA. JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of David Bang as Executive Vice-President, Global Pharma & Healthcare.  An innovative thought leader with more than 20 years of experience across logistics, supply chain, healthcare, and life sciences industries, Bang has held various leadership positions throughout his career.  In 2005, he co-founded LifeConEx, a joint venture between DHL and Lufthansa Airlines for bio-pharma international logistics. He became the CEO of the company in 2006, substantially expanding the network to more than 100 stations in 65 countries.  Under Bang's leadership, the company became a globally recognized premier provider of end-to-end temperature-sensitive logistics management solutions with more than a half billion-dollar annual sales serving the pharma and healthcare industry.  

Most recently, Bang was Global VP Strategic Development for Hellmann where he spearheaded the global development of their healthcare network. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Rx-360, a patient safety and product integrity advocacy group for two years, and in 2019 was named as a Member of the Board at MaxQ Research, a leader in revolutionary shipping systems for sensitive biologics.

“David’s extensive accomplishments and leadership in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare sectors, along with his vision and passion for developing programs that deliver value to pharma and healthcare manufacturers and distributors, makes him the perfect candidate to build and lead this vertical”, said JAS Chief Commercial Officer, Carol Kijac.  “We are very excited to have someone with his talents and skills join our team.”

“JAS will be making significant investments in resources, infrastructure and product development in this vertical and with David at the helm, we are confident we will have a strong, compliant service offering to support clients in this vertical”, added CEO Marco Rebuffi.

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JAS Worldwide is excited to announce its return to the Farnborough International Airshow.

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in freight forwarding and logistics, is excited to announce its return to the Farnborough International Airshow 2024, taking place from July 22-26 at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre in the suburbs of London. Known for showcasing the latest advancements in aerospace technology and innovation, this event provides a unique platform for JAS Worldwide to connect with industry leaders and showcase its innovative logistics solutions. 


Farnborough International Airshow attendees are invited to visit the JAS Worldwide booth in Hall 3, Booth 3347. JAS supply chain experts representing seven countries will be available to discuss bespoke logistics solutions and the latest trends in aerospace logistics. 


The Farnborough International Airshow is expected to attract over 80,000 visitors this year. As a premier event, it draws key stakeholders from across the aerospace sector, including manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers. JAS Worldwide looks forward to engaging with industry leaders, sharing insights, and exploring opportunities for collaboration. The event provides an ideal setting for JAS to strengthen its relationships and expand its network within the aerospace community. 


JAS Worldwide's presence at the airshow will highlight its commitment to supporting the aerospace industry with tailored logistics services. From transporting critical aircraft components to comprehensive supply chain management, JAS Worldwide offers unparalleled expertise and customized solutions designed to streamline operations and enhance efficiency. 


“Our team is excited to return to Farnborough,” said John Brennan, Senior Vice President of Aerospace & Defense at JAS Worldwide. “It's a valuable opportunity to connect with our current and future clients in the global aerospace and defense communities. Aerospace & Defense logistics are critical to JAS, and our presence at Farnborough underscores our dedication to this sector. We look forward to showcasing the value and efficiencies our clients gain by working with JAS." 
JAS Worldwide welcomes Key Logistics Group (KLG) and its operating subsidiaries.

In its latest round of acquisitions, JAS Worldwide welcomes Key Logistics Group (KLG) and its operating subsidiaries, closing on June 30th, 2024.

Key Logistics Group is an international cargo freight forwarder with expertise in coordinating the logistics of goods by sea, air, and multimodal. KLG brings more than ten years of experience, creating a positive impact in countries such as Colombia, Mexico, and the United States. KLG's customers often praise its agile, transparent, on-time, innovative services.

Along with a respected name in the industry, KLG also brings a unique marketplace position in the transpacific ocean trade.

"With the combination of JAS's vast global reach and KLG's transpacific trade lane expertise, I'm excited to see how we utilize both of these strengths to further grow our presence and skill in transpacific trade," said Adrian Emmenegger, EVP Americas, JAS Worldwide.

Similar to JAS's motto, "People make the difference," KLG upholds a commitment to treating its customers and employees in a respectful, collaborative, and inclusive manner. Demonstrating these shared values, the integration of the organizations has been guided by respect for people and the principal fact that the customers come first.

"From the opportunity for more competitive pricing to the addition of value-added services such as contract logistics and e-commerce, I am looking forward to providing our customers with enhanced benefits that come with joining forces with a larger service delivery organization," said Tomas Shuk, President Key Logistics Group.

This strategic partnership not only expands JAS’s operational capabilities but also enhances its ability to offer comprehensive, value-added services to its customers worldwide. Further, the transaction will bring JAS’ global network and products to Key Logistics Group’s customers. Together, JAS Worldwide and Key Logistics Group are committed to driving growth, fostering innovation, and maintaining a shared dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction.

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About JAS Worldwide

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, was founded in Milan, Italy in 1978. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and supported by 7,000+ team members in more than 100 countries, it focuses on creating solutions that are innovative, sustainable, and unique to each customer's needs. At the heart of its success is its people, who are committed to delivering customer value. As a privately owned company, JAS maintains a steadfast commitment to creating opportunities for our communities, customers, and colleagues to thrive. Together.

This June, the Bruni Foundation has been busy planting seeds of change and nurturing community spirit across the world.

This June, the Bruni Foundation has been busy planting seeds of change and nurturing community spirit across the world. From the mountains of Peru to the coasts of Indonesia and the heart of Malaysia and Cambodia, this month’s initiatives have brought people together in the spirit of sustainability and support. Here’s a snapshot of how we have been making a difference, one community at a time.

In Peru, the Pay It Forward effort was made possible through a partnership with JAS Peru, Sweet Child Peru, and The Green Heroes Educational Center. The project supported Andean communities by providing environmental education and nutritious meals to children. Community members enjoyed activities such as tree planting and soap making, all centered on sustainability and ecological education.

In Indonesia, the Bruni Foundation funded a mangrove planting event at Taman Wisata Alam (TWA) Mangrove Angke Kapuk. Thirty JAS Indonesia volunteers planted mangrove trees to support coastal protection and biodiversity. This event marked the first sustainability program held by JAS Indonesia in 2024.

In Malaysia, the JAS team participated in a donation drive at a local orphanage, the House of Love.  JAS Malaysia employees provided donations and spent time with the children living at the home. The joy and gratitude shared during this event emphasized the importance of community support.

In Cambodia, JAS and Inter-Campus Cambodia partnered to provide essential educational and sports materials to over 300 children. This included delivering sports equipment, school backpacks, and other learning materials.

Reflecting on the past month, we’re filled with excitement for what is ahead. The Bruni Foundation remains committed to empowering communities through education, environmental stewardship, and social support. We are grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and partners, whose efforts make these initiatives possible. Together, we will continue to make a difference, one project at a time.

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