Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide
President and Chief Operating Officer, Atlas Air, Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Air, Inc.
John Dietrich was named Chief Executive Officer of Southern Air in 2016 following Atlas Air Worldwide’s acquisition of the company. This is in addition to his roles as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide, and President and Chief Operating Officer, Atlas Air, Inc. Mr. Dietrich is responsible for all aspects of the companies’ global operations, including safety, flight operations, technical operations, system operations, ground operations, procurement, and regulatory compliance. He also has responsibility for defense and government contracts.
Mr. Dietrich joined Atlas Air Worldwide in 1999 as Associate General Counsel and in 2004 was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. In that role, he also had responsibility for human resources and corporate communications. In 2006, he became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide and Atlas Air Inc., and was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Air in 2014.
Prior to joining Atlas, Mr. Dietrich spent 13 years at United Airlines, seven of those as a litigation attorney. He has provided legal counsel to all levels of management, and served as an advisor on issues related to labor relations, employment, and commercial litigation.
Mr. Dietrich attended Southern Illinois University and graduated cum laude from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He is a member of the state bar associations in New York, Illinois, and Colorado.