Air cargo veteran Ron King dies aged 76

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Air cargo veteran Ron King, who helped establish Volga-Dnepr in the US market has died just days before his 77th birthday.

King, who died suddenly on 19 July, and would have turned 77 on 22 July, spent almost 50 years in logistics.

Leading the tributes, Volga-Dnepr says King was always eager to share his professionalism, extensive experience.

He held executive positions at Curtis Air Services, Transamerica Airlines and World Airways.

King joined Volga-Dnepr in 2001 as a commercial director in the USA and in his 14 years with the company, helped build its image, gain new projects, attract new customers and strengthen its market position.

Konstantin Vekshin, executive president of charter cargo operations at Volga-Dnepr says: “During his time with Volga-Dnepr, not only has he reinforced the company’s position, but has also been a tutor to the whole team members who engrossed his knowledge, experience and personal approach to business development.

“Ron King will be sadly missed as he was a true personality who possessed the unique knowledge of air freight. His contribution will always be highly appreciated.”