Cargo 2000 has completed its new team of Regional Directors with the appointment of Michael R. White for the Americas, based in Washington DC.
In his new role, he will work closely with Lothar Moehle, Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) ‘based in Germany - and Tom Presnail, Regional Director for Asia Pacific, in Singapore.
Michael R. White has extensive experience in the aviation and air cargo industries. He is a former Chief Operation Officer of SkyLink USA, President of Trade Network Consultants, Managing Director of Cargo Services at the Air Transport Association of America, Manager of Cargo Services Worldwide for United Airlines, Vice President of Cargo Service Center-Chicago, Cargo Manager for United Airlines in New York-JFK. He has also previously held other operational management positions with Frontier and United Airlines.
While in Washington, his operational and government experience were called upon due to the events of September 11, 2001. He has also briefed Congressional members and their staff on the importance of air cargo and its part in the global economy and on ways to improve security in the supply chain.
He was also a member of the Gore Commission on Aviation Safety working group on air cargo after the crash of TWA flight 800 which established today’s US air cargo known shipper program and led the interface between government and airlines on air cargo issues after 9-11. He has represented airlines on matters such as the implementation of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) advance cargo requirements and participated on other industry committees for TIACA as well as the Customs Operations Advisory Committee and as a member of the CBP Trade Support Network’s Multi Manifest, Legal and Supply Chain Security Committees.
Mick Fountain, Chairman of Cargo 2000, said: ‘In Lothar, Tom and now Michael we have a great team of Regional Directors capable of supporting our existing members and furthering the development of the Cargo 2000 program. We are extremely keen to grow the participation of companies in the Americas and we are confident Michael’s contacts and experience will help us achieve this.’