Anchorage, AK – April 11, 2016 – Northern Air Cargo, Inc. (NAC) recently named Gideon Garcia as General Manager for the Anchorage based, all-cargo airline. Gideon joins NAC bringing over twenty-two years of Alaska travel trade and business operations experience. He has previously served as Regional Manager for Holland America Tours; and, most recently and more notably as Chief Operating Officer of CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation where he managed a portfolio of five business units in Southcentral Alaska. Gideon’s strong qualifications in the areas of safety, operations management, fiscal strategies and sales are welcomed, optimal competencies essential to the ongoing and future success of the 60-year old business.
“While Gideon will be embarking on his first venture in the air cargo industry, he has vast experience with managing large companies with hundreds of employees in a safety sensitive, regulated environment. We are confident that he will be a great leader for NAC’s cargo operations and look forward to the additional stability he will bring,” said Dave Karp, president & CEO of Northern Aviation Services, NAC’s parent company. In the position as General Manager, Gideon’s primary responsibilities will focus on cargo operations and sales.
Gideon holds a General Management M.B.A. at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. From 1988 to 1989, Gideon served with HHC, 119th Military Intelligence Brigade in Ft. Lewis Washington. Gideon leads numerous community organizations and currently serves as president of Anchorage East Rotary Club and Anchorage Downtown Partnership, and board member of Resource Development Council.