Tim Strauss, Vice President of Cargo with combination carrier Air Canada, is set to join Miami-based all-cargo carrier Amerijet International Airlines as CEO on August 17.
Current Amerijet CEO Vic Karjian will move to the Executive Chairman role, focussing on developing Amerijet’s strategic planning, key partnerships and growth objectives continuing to build upon the strategic vision that he brought to the Company in 2016.
Tim has considerable experience in both the commercial and operational areas of the air cargo business. He brings a deep air cargo background to the position, having also worked at Northwest/Delta Cargo, Hawaiian Airlines Cargo, and Emery Worldwide. He also led Air Canada Cargo to explore ways to optimise operations using artificial intelligence and drones.
“Tim brings an enormous amount of expertise and experience to Amerijet and will be a key driver of our future success,” said Vic Karjian. “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with him as we continue the company’s growth as a leading global air cargo provider.”
The succession will take effect during a period of profitable growth for Amerijet as it continues to evolve from a regional leader in the all–cargo air logistics business to becoming a global air cargo provider to its customers across scheduled service, charter and ACMI/CMI operations, in addition to being an active participant in Air Mobility Command’s CRAF program.
Expanding its global reach, Amerijet received its ETOPs certification from the FAA in early 2020 and commenced scheduled non–stop operations from Miami to Brussels, connecting points beyond Belgium through a European road feeder service as well as providing capacity between Europe and the Company’s extensive network throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico.