Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has announced that Robert (Bob) Agnew, the chairman of the board of directors, passed away earlier this week.
“Bob was a wonderful director and even finer human being,” said William J. Flynn, chief executive officer of Atlas Air Worldwide. “We are saddened by the news of his passing. His extensive knowledge of the aviation industry and depth of corporate expertise made him a tremendous asset to the Board and to our Company.
“He was a great leader, a passionate advocate for Atlas, and a good friend to us all. On behalf of Atlas Air Worldwide, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Bob’s family.”
Flynn has been elected chairman of the board, effective immediately. It was previously announced that Flynn would assume the chairman role on 1 January, 2020.
A member of the Atlas Air Worldwide Board since July 2004, Agnew also served on the board’s nominating and governance committee, and previously was the chair of our audit committee. He became chairman of the board in 2017.
He was a widely respected leader in the aviation industry, with over 30 years of experience in aviation and marketing consulting.