American Airlines Cargo division Announces Cold-Chain Strategy Manager

American Airlines Cargo division has appointed Tom Grubb to manage the company's cold-chain strategy, leading American’s time- and temperature-sensitive cargo services. Grubb served most recently on the cargo operations team as manager of customer service strategy. A long-time veteran of American’s Cargo division, Grubb was pivotal in the development of American’s existing cold chain service ExpediteTC.

"Tom brings 20 years of dedicated service to AA Cargo, implementing strategic sales initiatives as well as operational solutions for American’s product and service portfolio,” said Dave Brooks, president of American Airlines Cargo, in a press release. "In this newly created position, he will play an important role in our continued drive to provide world-class cold chain services for our customers, on a global scale.”

Grubb has held other management roles at AA Cargo including global accounts, capacity, and pricing management and in cargo information systems development. "I look forward to tapping my 20 years of cargo experience to provide innovative leadership in the advance of cold chain services for American Airlines,” said Grubb in the press release. “There is no better time to be working in this important segment of our industry." Grubb will be based at AA Cargo's Fort Worth, TX, headquarters.

American has also just announced its new ExpediteTC Passive service to support ambient-temperature control using state-of-the-art technology, worldwide training of personnel, and high-visibility monitoring to support reliability of cold-packaged cargo during transit, reported the company in the press release.

To read Grubb's recent article on cold-chain tracking, visit

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