Aloha Air Cargo Promotes Patrick Rosa to Chief Operating Officer

AAC_Photo_PatRosa_220x330HONOLULU (May 13, 2010) — Aloha Air Cargo announced today the promotion of Patrick D. Rosa to chief operating officer. Rosa previously served as the company’s vice president of maintenance and has been employed with Aloha Air Cargo and its predecessor, Aloha Airlines, for more than two decades.

In his new role as chief operating officer, Rosa will oversee the day-to-day operations for Aloha Air Cargo including flight and cargo operations, while continuing to manage the Aloha Tech Ops division, which performs maintenance, repair and overhaul services for nearly 12 different airlines flying into Hawaii.

“Rich with industry knowledge and well respected by his peers, we are confident that Patrick will provide excellent leadership for Aloha Air Cargo, as the company continues to expand its scope of services for Hawaii and beyond,” said Eric Van Andel, president of Saltchuk Air Cargo.

During his 21-year tenure with Aloha, Rosa has held various positions of increasing responsibility, from line mechanic, to senior manager, through director to vice president and now chief operating officer.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Rosa holds a Bachelor of Science in aerospace studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is also a certified airframe and powerplant mechanic.

Van Andel is currently serving as interim president for Aloha Air Cargo, as its former head, Mike Malik, recently stepped down from this position due to personal reasons. Malik was a valuable asset to Aloha Air Cargo for the past two years and the company is grateful for his contribution.

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.

For more information on Aloha Air Cargo, please call 808-836-4191 or visit

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