Hires Thomas Betenia
as Vice-President Sales and Marketing, Americas
Experienced Cargo Executive Joins Global Team With Focus on Expanding Customer Base
Monday, January 07, 2008 --
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW) (Nasdaq: AAWW), a leading provider of global air cargo services, today announced that Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. (Polar) has hired Thomas Betenia as Vice President Sales and Marketing, Americas, effective January 7, 2008.
Mr. Betenia, who will be based in Purchase, NY, comes to Polar from Lufthansa Cargo AG, most recently as Director of Sales and Handling for the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
At Polar, Mr. Betenia will oversee all sales and marketing activities in the Americas.
With 27 years in the industry, Tom
is the ideal person to share and articulate Polar's
value proposition with customers, and to grow our existing business and cultivate new business in the Americas.
I look forward to working closely with Tom
, and everyone in our entire global sales and marketing network."
Mr. Betenia, 47, joined Lufthansa Cargo AG in 1980.
first 15 years there, he
held positions of increasing responsibility in areas as diverse as accounting, flight operations, network planning, and sales and marketing.
In 1995, Mr. Betenia was appointed their General Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), overseeing the merging of two Lufthansa Cargo regions, the U.S. Southeast and Southwest.
In 1998, he
also assumed responsibility for Florida, the Caribbean, and Central America.
He was then appointed Director of Sales, U.S. Northeast, Midwest, and Canada in 2004, and was responsible for 12 Lufthansa Cargo stations.
In 2006, sales and handling were merged, when he
most recent position.
Randy Clark, Chief Operating Officer, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., said, "Our operations in the Americas get a huge lift from the addition of Tom to Polar.
experience will benefit both our express and scheduled service operations."