Air Canada Cargo VP joins Drone Delivery Canada’s advisory board

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC), has announced that Air Canada Cargo’s Tim Strauss has joined DDC’s advisory board to assist the company in executing its commercial strategy.

Strauss currently serves as vice president of cargo for Air Canada, Canada’s largest domestic and international airline. Air Canada serves more than 200 airports on six continents and is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and serves more than 48 million customers each year.

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Strauss provides oversight for all aspects of Air Canada’s cargo business, including leading, directing, developing and implementing customer-centric initiatives and solutions, and responsibility for commercial business and its profitability.

“We are very pleased to have Tim join our team,” said Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada. “I have had the pleasure of knowing Tim for quite some time and his forward-thinking vision of logistics and solid industry experience are true assets for the company in implementing our commercialization strategy in Canada and abroad.”

“I am delighted to join Drone Delivery Canada’s advisory board,” said Strauss. “Tony and the staff at DDC are in the unique position of introducing world-leading technology and a totally new approach to the distribution of goods across Canada and beyond. This is truly a revolutionary approach to the supply chain which will affect our industry for decades to come.”

Strauss has more than 31 years of cargo experience in both the airline and freight forwarding industries. Prior to joining Air Canada, Strauss held leadership roles in global sales and operations at Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and in Hawaiian Airlines. He began his career with Emery Worldwide in 1987 (now UPS Supply Chain Logistics) where he held roles of increasing responsibility, starting as a cargo handler and completing his tenure as vice president of transportation and logistics.

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Strauss advanced his understanding of the logistics industry via studies in management at Ohio State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Cambridge Institute.

The company is currently focused on strengthening its management team among all levels with a focus on enlisting the smartest minds to assist in driving commercial operations.

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