PML created the position following the UK company's significant growth and in light of the business' expansion to offer its services out of Spalding and - the most recent acquisition - Lympne, Kent, alongside the existing head office at Heathrow.
Mr Hanley, who joined PML five years ago, has been promoted from his previous role as Business Development Manager. During his tenure with the business, he has acquired experience working across all aspects of the company's air, sea, road, import and export operations.
Prior to his initial appointment at PML, Mr Hanley was working in the ambient freight forwarding sector.
The sales manager position will see Mr Hanley managing a team of four and reporting directly to Sales Director Nick Finbow.
He is charged with a remit of growing the Spalding and Kent facilities and further developing PML's airfreight exports, with a specific focus on companies looking to export their perishable goods to the Middle and Far East, reports London's Air Cargo News.