Aloha Air Cargo Announces Employee Promotions and Welcomes New Hire

HONOLULU (June 29, 2010) — Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii’s largest air-freight carrier, announced the promotions of three individuals and the hiring of a new corporate controller. Newly positioned Aloha Air Cargo employees include:

AAC_BeauTatsumura_250x200Beau Tatsumura has been promoted to senior director of maintenance and engineering. His responsibilities include the day-to-day maintenance operations managing Aloha Air Cargo and airline partnerships through the company’s airline maintenance division, Aloha Tech Ops. Tatsumura previously served as director of quality and reliability at Aloha Air Cargo, beginning his aviation career with Aloha Airlines — holding various positions including aircraft technician and inspector, manager of quality control, director of maintenance, and director of the internal evaluation program. Tatsumura recently returned from his second tour of duty, serving in the armed forces in the Middle East with the 100 battalion 442nd infantry regiment, “Go for broke.”

AAC_LilllianRodolfich_250x200Lillian Rodolfich joins Aloha Air Cargo as its new corporate controller and is tasked with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the finance department, including revenue and cash management, payroll and payables, as well as purchasing and supply. Previously, Rodolfich was employed with Alexander and Baldwin as its real estate controller, as well as Ernst & Young and Kamehameha Schools. Rodolfich received her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and continues to serve as a board member for the University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business alumni association.

AAC_FrankSilva_250x200Frank Silva has been promoted to director of quality and reliability and chief inspector for Aloha Air Cargo; previously, he served as the company’s manager of quality and reliability. Having been in the aviation industry for 25 years, Silva also worked with Island Air as an aircraft mechanic and inspector, as well as at Aloha Airlines in various disciplines, including supervisor of line maintenance, supervisor of quality control and manager of quality. In addition, Silva presently serves as a quality assurance inspector with the Hawaii Air National Guard 154th Maintenance KC-135 Tanker Squadron.

AAC_JeremyKubler_250x200Jeremy Kublerhas been promoted to manager of quality and reliability at Aloha Air Cargo from his previous post as quality assurance auditor. Kubler’s aviation career began a decade ago, working as an avionics technician and quality-control inspector in The United States Marine Corps. He also worked as a quality assurance auditor at Aloha Airlines. Kubler received his Bachelor of Science in professional aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and continued his education at Villanova University, earning his Six-Sigma Green Belt certificate.

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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