Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) appoints Paul Chace as Chief Commercial Officer


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Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) today announced that Paul Chase, an experienced air cargo industry executive, will assume Mike Berger’s responsibilities as Chief Commercial Officer when Berger transitions to Director. of the strategy, as of December 5, 2022.

Chase will assume responsibility for sales, marketing strategy and execution for the ATSG family of companies. He will report to ATSG President and CEO Rich Corrado.

“Paul’s background includes a number of roles directly related to fostering new and ongoing relationships with leading companies in the markets we serve,” Corrado said. “I am confident that his complementary skills will help guide the ATSG leadership team toward investments, service offerings and business relationships that leverage our experience, strengths and innovative people, and expand our leadership in the dedicated mid-size aircraft markets we serve.”

Berger has accepted the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for analyzing and developing new businesses consistent with ATSG’s global business strategy. Berger joined ATSG as CCO in February 2018. ATSG has had a strong focus on growing its business globally in recent years, and Berger’s new role will allow for increased focus in key development areas.

Corrado said, “Mike’s performance and strong focus on developing new strategic revenue and geographic platforms for ATSG has accelerated our growth and diversified our customer base. This new position will allow him to support current strategic efforts, assess emerging trends, and recommend how best to apply ATSG’s capabilities and strong service culture to leading roles in new complementary markets.

Chase is currently CEO of Ameriflight LLC, the nation’s largest regional cargo airline, which operates more than 170 turboprop aircraft primarily to support UPS, DHL and FedEx, with more than 65,000 departures annually to more than 200 destinations. . He previously served from 2016 to 2018 on Amazon’s launch team for Amazon Air.

For nearly a decade at Southern Air Inc., Chase rose to COO after serving in several operational and global account management positions, including responsibility for Southern’s contract with the Department of Air Mobility Command. defense. He is a United States Navy veteran and a graduate of Charter Oak State College in Connecticut. He also holds an MBA in Aerospace and Defense from the University of Tennessee.

Berger has held numerous leadership positions during his combined 28-year career with Airborne Express and DHL, including that of Sales Manager for the United States. In 2014, Berger became head of global sales for Amsterdam-based TNT. He held this position when TNT was acquired by FedEx. Berger’s business roots began with Airborne Express, where he held numerous sales leadership positions before DHL acquired Airborne in 2003.

About the ATSG

ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing, cargo and passenger air transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their cargo and passenger air transportation needs. of passengers. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world’s largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including three airlines holding separate and distinct US FAA Part 121 Air Operator Certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo transportation, ACMI and charter services. passengers, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc., including its subsidiary, Pemco World Air Services, Inc.; Air Transport International, Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; and Omni Air International, LLC. For more information, please see www.atsginc.com.

Quint O. Turner, ATSG Inc. Chief Financial Officer

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Source: Airline Services Group, Inc.

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