American Airlines Cargo has announced the appointment of Greg Schwendinger to the role of President.


The announcement came after the departure of Jessica Tyler in May who moved to another leadership role within the airline.


In a statement, AA Cargo said Schwendinger comes from a strong airline and business background. With more than 15 years of experience at American, he has held various roles leading teams across the airline.


Most recently, Schwendinger led the Finance team at AccentCare, a health care services provider, during a period of transformation and growth.


"Greg brings a unique perspective which will shape our cargo business and its growth potential," said Derek Kerr, vice chair, chief financial officer and president, of American Eagle.  "We are fortunate to regain his expertise and welcome him as he leads cargo toward greater success."


In his new role, Schwendinger will report directly to Kerr.


Meanwhile, reporting to Schwendinger will be Roger Samways, vice president of commercial; Sam Mendenhall, vice president of operations; and Eric Mathieu, managing director, Customer Experience.


"The combination of broad airline knowledge with deep cargo industry expertise in this new leadership structure positions American Airlines Cargo to continue its growth momentum of the past few years and expand on its potential," the airline said.