The Volga-Dnepr Group has paid tribute to air cargo veteran Ron King who helped develop the Group in the US and has passed away aged 76.
The Group revealed the news in a statement and said he died suddenly in the US on 19 July, just a few days shy of his 77th birthday.
Volga-Dnepr said it was revealing the news with “great regret” and “much appreciation and sadness”. King the airline group added he “left an immense imprint on the air cargo sector in the USA in general and on Volga-Dnepr’s development in particular”.
King worked for almost 50 years in logistics, and contributed to successful implementation of various transport projects, and Volga said he was always “eager to share his professionalism, extensive experience in logistics and in-depth market knowledge”.
Throughout his career path he held multiple executive positions in Curtis Air Services, Transamerica Airlines, and World Airways.
He joined Volga-Dnepr in 2001 as a commercial director in the USA and during almost 14 years was building the image of Volga-Dnepr in the USA, gaining new projects, attracting new customers, strengthening Volga-Dnepr’s market position and sharing his tremendous knowledge with colleagues.
Volga-Dnepr executive president of charter cargo operation, Konstantin Vekshin said: “During his time with Volga-Dnepr, not only has he reinforced the company’s position, but has also been a tutor to the whole team members who engrossed his knowledge, experience and personal approach to business development.
“Ron King will be sadly missed as he was a true personality who possessed the unique knowledge of air freight. His contribution will always be highly appreciated. Our sincere condolences go to his family, closest friends and colleagues.”