Mars International Travel Retail has appointed Tom Manktelow as Business Development Manager, Inflight

By Charlotte Turner |

Mars International Travel Retail has appointed Tom Manktelow as Business Development Manager – Inflight, taking on responsibility for all inflight business globally.


Inflight is an important sector for MITR, which says it is committed to offering inflight passengers a great range of products, with both catering and buy-on-board snacking and gift items. In this new role, Manktelow will be responsible for growing the company’s inflight business, developing and executing strategy both to engage current customers and acquire new ones.


MITR Sales Director Christophe Bouye, says: “Mars’ extensive and globally known portfolio enables us to present airlines with a fabulous range of miniatures, minis, snacking and sharing pouches, and gift items, to cover all inflight needs.  It will be down to Tom to work with airlines globally to develop this business, establishing long term relations with customers, shaping strategy and building joint business development plans.’”


Manktelow joins the company from Highland Spring where he managed its Foodservice Sector, and before that he was at Lindt chocolate. He adds: “I’m delighted to be joining such a dynamic company and help to  develop a sector which has clear potential, particularly in terms on onboard food sales which is becoming more and more important as a source of ancillary revenue to airlines.”

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