Delta Air Lines has named Tony Charaf Chief Cargo Officer, replacing Neel Shah, who recently stepped down from the position. Charaf, a 16-year veteran of the company including four years as head of Delta Cargo, will maintain his current role as President – TechOps MRO.
"We are fortunate to have someone, in Tony, whose successful track record for business growth is matched by his desire for employee inclusion," said Ed Bastian, Delta's president. "Under his leadership, Delta Cargo is poised to continue its commitment to reliable operations and excellent customer service. As Delta continues to evolve our business to achieve solid financial results, our commitment to building a world-class Cargo business remains a key element of our success."
Charaf joined Delta in 1996 as director – Engine Maintenance and served in positions of increasing responsibility, including senior vice president - Delta Air Logistics from 2000 to 2004. As president – Delta TechOps, Charaf successfully reengineered Technical Operations and built the Delta TechOps Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) business to more than $600 million in annual revenue. Today as President – Delta TechOps MRO, Charaf is responsible for continuing to drive the profitable growth of Delta's MRO business.
source: Delta Air