Richard Corrado elected as ATSG chief operating officer

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ATSG chief operating officer, Richard Corrado

The board of directors of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has elected Richard Corrado as chief operating officer.

The 57-year old has served as chief commercial officer since 2010, and president of its Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) and Airborne Global Solutions (AGS) subsidiaries.

He will continue to report to ATSG president and chief executive officer, Joe Hete in his new role, while maintaining his AGS responsibilities on an interim basis.

Hete credits Corrado with helping ATSG develop its capabilities in midsize freighter leasing and operating services for rapidly growing regional express networks including Amazon Prime Air, which supports 20 leased Boeing 767s, crew and maintenance and logistics.

Hete says: “During his more than seven years with ATSG, our externally leased portfolio of Boeing 767 freighters has more than tripled to forty-seven today, including the 767s we now lease to, and operate for, Amazon and DHL in the US.”

“I am confident Rich will be just as effective in the future running our extensive collection of airline, maintenance and service businesses as I focus more on strategic opportunities and overall performance.”

Before joining ATSG, Corrado was chief operating officer of AFMS Logistics Management and president of Transform Consulting Group, and has held senior marketing positions in the air express industry, serving as executive vice president of air services for DHL Express, and senior vice president of marketing for Airborne Express.