Air Transport Services Group appoints David Soaper as new president of airline subsidiary ABX Air

<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1483079962048_29624" class="yiv2004000661MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">Dec 30, 2016: John Starkovich will retire as president of ABX Air, an airline subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG).</p> <p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1483079962048_29625" class="yiv2004000661MsoNormal">David Soaper will take over the role from February 1, 2017.<br /><br /><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="../administrator/assets/uploads/DavidSoaper.jpg" alt="DavidSoaper" width="427" height="297" /></p> <p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1483079962048_29626" class="yiv2004000661MsoNormal" style="text-align: […]

Air Transport Services Group appoints David Soaper as new president of airline subsidiary ABX Air
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<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1483079962048_29624" class="yiv2004000661MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">Dec 30, 2016: John Starkovich will retire as president of ABX Air, an airline subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG).</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1483079962048_29625" class="yiv2004000661MsoNormal">David Soaper will take over the role from February 1, 2017.<br /><br /><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="../administrator/assets/uploads/DavidSoaper.jpg" alt="DavidSoaper" width="427" height="297" /></p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1483079962048_29626" class="yiv2004000661MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">Starkovich joined ABX Air in 1998 as senior director of Labor Relations. He held a variety of roles in senior management, including chief Labor Counsel, and vice president of Human Resources and Corporate Services, before becoming president of the airline in March 2012. His 35-year career also included roles with Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC.</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1483079962048_29627" class="yiv2004000661MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">"John has brought immense value to this company through a diligent work ethic and prudent leadership style that set the standard among his peers," said Joe Hete, president and chief executive officer of ATSG.</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1483079962048_29628" class="yiv2004000661MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">"We're grateful for the role he played in ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the airline during his tenure here, and we wish him the very best in the future."</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1483079962048_29679" class="yiv2004000661MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">Soaper most recently held the position of president and chief operating officer at Connecticut-based Southern Air. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of Aircraft Operations for regional airline Comair during a 28-year career with that company.</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1483079962048_29678" class="yiv2004000661MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">Soaper holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wilmington College. He is an FAA-licensed Commercial Pilot with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings, and is a licensed Aircraft Dispatcher.</p>

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