Ben Ward to run converter PEMCO

Ben Ward has been appointed general manager of passenger to freighter conversion specialist PEMCO World Air Services.
Ward brings over 30 years of experience to his new role and most recently served as PEMCO’s chief financial officer. Prior to joining the company, he held numerous accounting and financial positions at KPMG, as well as chief financial officer at Berkline/BenchCraft and Imperial Group.
Tampa, Florida-based PEMCO is part of Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services (AMES), which itself is a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group. AMES president, Brady Templeton, said he was: “The right leader to continue the long-running success of the maintenance and conversion operations in Tampa."
AMES acquired Tampa-based PEMCO ­in January 2017. To date, the company has modified over 350 aircraft for 60-plus customers.

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