ACL Airshop appoints Bernhard Kindelbacher as Chief Executive Officer

February 21, 2024

GREENVILLE, SC – ACL Airshop, a global leader in air cargo Unit Load Device (ULD) logistics solutions to over 200 airlines, air cargo carriers, and other transportation clients, announced the appointment of Bernhard Kindelbacher as Chief Executive Officer, with an effective date of March 1, 2024.

Steve Townes, the current CEO, will continue serving the company in an advisory role as Vice Chairman.

Bernhard Kindelbacher has an extensive background in air cargo leadership, logistics management, business development & strategy, global operations, and full enterprise general management, stemming from his professional career for over 30 years with Lufthansa Cargo.

Bernard Kindelbacher, new CEO for ACL Airshop, is a senior veteran of the Air Cargo industry, with global experience.

He recently culminated his distinguished Lufthansa career in an extended general management post as Managing Director for all cargo operations in the USA and Canada. In his Lufthansa career he held important roles such as Senior VP Strategy & Business Development as well as Senior VP Network, Product & Marketing, in which he successfully designed and implemented numerous transformations. He was also responsible for creating the first worldwide cargo joint ventures with ANA, United Cargo and Cathay Pacific.

His international and intercultural leadership and growth experiences include assignments as well as board functions in Europe, China, Latin America, and North America. His education includes a business degree from the University of Munich and an MBA from the University of Vermont.