ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS, INC. HIRES THOMAS P. KANE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF DEFENSE AND GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
HIRES THOMAS P. KANE
AS VICE PRESIDENT OF DEFENSE AND GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
Monday, October 01, 2007 -- Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
(AAWW) (Nasdaq: AAWW), a leading provider of global air cargo services, today announced that Maj.
Gen. (Ret.) Thomas P. Kane has joined the Company as Vice President of Defense and Government Programs.
In this new position, Mr. Kane
will be responsible for developing innovative services and solutions to meet the needs of U.S. government agencies, as well as supporting AAWW's relationships with international government agencies and organizations.
appointment is effective October 1.
William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer of AAWW, said, "We continue to strengthen our support for the government sector, and we are thrilled to have Tom join us as we build our business and our relationships.
is a proven leader and strategic thinker and will work to enhance our business ties with the U.S. government, as well as promoting strategies with international government agencies to mutual advantage."
Mr. Kane comes to AAWW from Headquarters, Air Mobility Command (AMC) at Scott AFB.
Since 2005, he has served as Director, Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, directing a staff of 275 military and civilians in developing and marketing the Air Mobility Command Strategic Roadmap.
Previously, Mr. Kane
was based in Seoul as Deputy Chief of Staff of the UN Command
and U.S. Forces Korea, and a senior member to the UN Military Armistice Commission
In this role, he
worked with 15 member nations and their ambassadors, apprising them of all issues regarding the military armistice agreement on the Korean peninsula.
As Deputy Director of the NATO Reaction Force Air Staff in Germany from 2001 to 2003, Mr. Kane directed a 17-nation NATO HQ responsible for material, logistical, and financial support to deployed nations involved in peace-keeping and humanitarian relief efforts, and which provided support to NATO missions in the Balkans and Afghanistan.
Added Mr. Flynn, "Tom
has a stellar background, with over 30 years of leadership experience managing organizations, people and programs for international organizations and the Department of Defense
makes an outstanding addition to our senior team as we further develop our well-established defense and government business capabilities."
A command pilot, Mr. Kane has logged nearly 4,500 flight hours.
He earned his B.S. in international relations from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a M.S. in national security management from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and a M.A. in international relations, University of Southern California.
also completed the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security Management
, John F. Kennedy School of Government
, Harvard University