Thursday, November 26, 2009

AMI Develops its IT Capability

New Appointments for Improved Service
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WORLDWIDE – Air Menzies International (AMI) – the world’s largest trade-only freight wholesaler – has created a new global IT function that unites the company’s IT and marketing activities for the first time, with the aim of further enhancing its service offering.

To create and maintain the new operation the company has newly-appointed Angus Gow as its VP-Information Technology. He will be responsible for the transformation of AMI to a technology-based business, with particular emphasis on further developing its online capabilities to maintain its industry-leading position.

Gow has held a variety of IT-related posts ranging from programmer to board level, working for major corporations including Microsoft and Reuters, and was most recently Development Director at online retailer “I want one of”.

Two new web developers have also been recruited to AMI, which now has a nine-person dedicated IT team for developing and maintaining web services.

AMI’s Senior VP Peter Weir says: “AMI has set the industry pace with its IT-based innovation, investing consistently and heavily to streamline its operations, enhance its products and make its customers more competitive. We recently enhanced our online booking system to provide all-inclusive cost-comparison quotes that are easily convertible to bookings, and introduced a revolutionary virtual tariff that lets customers book right off the page, and is also environmentally responsible.

“This new and immensely strong global IT function recognises that Marketing and IT are essential partners both in serving our customers and further developing our technological lead. We are breaking new ground in our company and in our industry, and are entering the most exciting phase yet in our 33 year history.”

(pic: Angus Gow)