Air Canada’s Tim Strauss joins board of Drone Delivery Canada

posted on 28th November 2018 by Justin Burns
Air Canada's Tim Strauss joins board of Drone Delivery Canada

Air Canada Cargo’s vice president of cargo Tim Strauss has joined Drone Delivery Canada’s (DDC) Advisory Board to assist the company to execute its commercial strategy.

DDC chief executive officer, Tony Di Benedetto said: “I have had the pleasure of knowing Tim for quite some time and his forward-thinking vision of logistics and solid industry experience are true assets for the Company in implementing our commercialization strategy in Canada and abroad.”

Strauss said: “I am delighted to join Drone Delivery Canada’s Advisory Board. Tony and the staff at DDC are in the unique position of introducing world leading technology and a totally new approach to the distribution of goods across Canada and beyond.

“This is truly a revolutionary approach to the supply chain which will affect our industry for decades to come”

Strauss has more than 31 years of cargo experience in both the airline and freight forwarding industries. Prior to joining Air Canada, Strauss held leadership roles in global sales and operations at Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and in Hawaiian Airlines.

He began his career with Emery Worldwide in 1987 (now UPS Supply Chain Logistics) where he held roles of increasing responsibility, starting as a cargo handler and completing his tenure as Vice President of Transportation and Logistics.

DDC said it is currently focused on strengthening its management team amongst all levels with a focus on enlisting the smartest minds to assist in driving commercial operations.