Aloha Air Cargo Announces New Personnel Positions

HONOLULU (September 21 2010) — Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii’s largest air-freight carrier, announced today the hiring of a director of sales and business development and promotion of an existing employee.

AAC_JohnnyHobayan_AlohaAttire_200x250Johnny Hobayan joins Aloha Air Cargo as its new director of sales and business development, bringing 12 years of experience in the shipping industry to the company. Hobayan’s main focus will be to drive cargo sales for the company – his core responsibilities will include new business development, management of existing client accounts and strategic planning with the executive team. 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.

AAC_JChrisDau_AlohaAttire_200x250Chris Dau has been promoted to manager of systems control from his previous post as chief dispatcher. Dau is tasked with managing the dispatch department while retaining his Federal Aviation Regulation 119 responsibilities as chief dispatcher, which includes overseeing Federal Aviation Administration compliance issues for day-to-day operation. With extensive knowledge in his field, Dau has also been responsible for revision of Aloha Air Cargo manuals and training incoming dispatch and flight crew personnel. In his position as chief dispatcher, Dau manages a strong team of dispatchers that has consistently been instrumental in passing Approved Continuous Examination Program (ACEP) inspections. Dau holds numerous Boeing Performance Engineer certifications which he has earned throughout his career and is active in the aviation industry as a member of the State of Hawaii Flight Safety Forum, Airline Dispatchers Federation (ADF) and International Federation of Air Line Dispatchers Association (IFALDA).

For more information on Aloha Air Cargo, please call 1-888-94-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, but has been serving Hawaii since 1985 when the cargo division began. 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 1-888-94-ALOHA (25642) or visit

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