AA Cargo’s Jim Butler promoted as Art Torno retires

American Airlines has announced that Art Torno will retire from his role of senior vice president – international and cargo, to be replaced by Jim Butler.
Torno joined American in 1979 as a flight attendant and has held numerous leadership positions, including vice president – New York, vice president – Caribbean and Latin American operations and vice president – Miami.
From 2012 to 2015, Torno served as senior vice president – Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, overseeing the airline’s operations in more than 80 cities in the region.
In 2015, Torno was promoted to his current role. In this role, he leads American’s international operations, which include more than 400 daily flights to more than 110 destinations, as well as the airline’s cargo business.
With Torno’s retirement, president – American Airlines Cargo, Jim Butler, will assume the role of senior vice president – international and cargo and will report to Kerry Philipovitch, senior vice president – customer experience.
Butler has been with American for 21 years and over this time has “helped strengthen cargo’s contribution to the airline and successfully led cargo’s integration process, becoming the first operation at American to fully merge”, the airline said.
In a recent interview with Air Cargo News Butler spoke of the network expansion the airline has been going through recently.
During his career at American he’s worked in several departments including sales, marketing, pricing and finance and has also held positions internationally in London and Buenos Aires.
Prior to his current role he served as managing director – commercial planning and performance.

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