Aloha Air Cargo Promotes Johnny Hobayan to Vice President of Sales and Marketing

AAC_Photo_JohnnyHobayan_Business_220x330HONOLULU (May 18, 2011) – Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii’s largest air-freight carrier, announced today, the promotion of Johnny Hobayan to vice president of sales and marketing, from his previous post as senior director of sales and business development.

As the vice president of sales and marketing, Hobayan will focus his efforts on the continued growth and profitability of Aloha Air Cargo, while maintaining the exceptional customer service that Aloha Air Cargo is reputed for. His key responsibilities include developing strategies to engage opportunities in Hawaii and abroad, managing sales and marketing budgets, planning and coordinating public affairs and communications efforts, and develop significant client accounts, as well as implementing short- and long-range department goals.

“Astute and articulate, this Kauai-native has quickly earned the respect of his co-workers and customers; I’m confident that he will be a great asset for our company,” said Lee Steele, president of Aloha Air Cargo. “With more than 14 years of experience in the shipping industry and a background in business and sales, Johnny has the drive and skills necessary to take Aloha Air Cargo to new heights.”

Prior to joining Aloha Air Cargo, Hobayan was employed by DHL Express – Hawaii where he held various positions as the government contracts administrator for the Department of Defense – Hawaii and AP Gateway, national account manager and manager of international sales. He has also spent time with DHL’s corporate team and began his logistics career holding several managerial positions with United Parcel Service. Hobayan attended California State University Long Beach where he earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and marketing as well as a Master of Business Administration.

For more information on Aloha Air Cargo, please call 888-94-ALOHA (25642) or visit

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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