Anchorage, AK – August 5, 2013 – Anchorage based Northern Air Cargo president and chief executive officer David Karp and chief financial officer Phil Okeson have transitioned into corresponding roles within Northern Aviation Services, a newly formed subsidiary of Seattle-based Saltchuk.
The company Northern Aviation Services is comprised of the operating brands and air cargo divisions Northern Air Cargo and Aloha Air Cargo, aircraft maintenance divisions Northern Air Maintenance and Aloha Tech Ops, and aviation contract service provider NAS Contract Services.
Karp and Okeson will work collaboratively on all operational aspects of each of the businesses, as well as strategic guidance and planning towards growing the footprint in the air cargo and maintenance business.
David Karp commented, “Having all of our Hawaii, Alaska, and Continental U.S. operations work collaboratively creates a stronger overall organization by focusing on leveraging best practices and being more efficient across our entire organization. By achieving this objective we will not only increase our success in our current operations, but also set ourselves up better for growth today and in the future.”
About Northern Aviation Services
Anchorage based Northern Aviation Services is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of Seattle based Saltchuk. Northern Aviation Services’ operating brands employ more than 650 people and offer scheduled and charter air cargo services as well as aircraft maintenance, ground handling and contract services throughout Alaska, Hawaii, the Lower 48 and North America.