Aloha Air Cargo Appoints Kary Morihara to Director of Training and Development

AAC_Photo_KaryMorihara_Business_220x330HONOLULU (January 11, 2012) – Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii’s largest air-freight carrier, announced today the appointment of Kary Morihara as director of training and development. Morihara brings more than a decade of experience in management, instruction, and training program development to this newly created position.

As the director of training and development, Morihara will focus her efforts on the creation of a consolidated training and development department at Aloha Air Cargo. This will bridge the collective talents of various training units within the company’s divisions – cargo and flight operations, maintenance and sales among others. Her key responsibilities include developing training programs and materials for all employees, from entry to executive level, in accordance with company goals and standards. She will ensure consistency across all training objectives, strategies, policies, and programs.

“As Hawaii’s largest air-freight carrier, consistency throughout is critical to being the most efficient cargo provider for our customers,” said Lee Steele, president of Aloha Air Cargo. “Kary will be an integral new resource within the company, and will no doubt implement highly relevant and powerful training solutions that will foster passion across all employees and service offerings.”

Prior to joining Aloha Air Cargo, Morihara was employed by Sullivan Family of Companies, including Foodland and other neighborhood markets, where she lead a team of nearly 20 people to design, develop and execute quality programs across all levels of business. She also has volunteered much of her time to Mililani AYSO and reading assistance programs on the mainland. Morihara attended University of Hawaii at Manoa where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese studies.

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About Aloha Air Cargo
Headquartered in Honolulu, Aloha Air Cargo delivers fast, economical and reliable transport of goods between the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Island of Hawaii. It became an independent cargo operator after the closure of Aloha Airlines passenger services in May 2008. Aloha Tech Ops is a division of Aloha Air Cargo and provides maintenance and engineering services to airlines in the State of Hawaii. Aloha Air Cargo is owned by Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, which has been doing business in Hawaii since 2000 when it acquired Young Brothers/Hawaiian Tug & Barge. Committed to the welfare of Hawaii and strengthening the local economy, the company also acquired Hawaii Fuel Network, Maui Petroleum and Minit Stop Stores in 2006.

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