ABX Air Announces Promotions, New Management

WILMINGTON, OH - May 2, 2007 - ABX Air, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABXA) is pleased to announce the promotion of several employees, as well as the addition of new members of the management staff.

Recognizing his sustained level of leadership and accountability, Jim Taylor was promoted to Senior Director of Day Operations. Taylor started at the Air Park in 1979 as a Ramp Employee and has worked in the Ground Department for the past 28 years. "He has created an environment of continued improvement," noted Brady Templeton, Vice President of Ground Operations.
Doug Rudy was promoted to Director of Ramp and Transportation, Night Operations. Another long-term ABX Air employee, Rudy has been with ABX for nearly 23 years, starting in July of 1984. He started as a part-time sorter and has worked his way through several management positions at ABX Air. "Doug has been successful in leading the Ramp and Transportation activities while also being supportive of other activities in the ops," said Templeton.

Rex Gunning was promoted to Director of Flight Technical Training and Compliance at ABX Air. He oversees the Flight Crew Technical Training program as well as ensures all department publications and records are in compliance with FAA requirements. "Rex is an extremely dedicated and highly valued member of the Flight team," according to Senior Vice President of Flight Operation Bob Morgenfeld.

Gunning started with ABX Air in 1980 as an Aircraft Inspector. In 1988 he moved to the Flight Department as a Flight Training Instructor and YS-11 Ground School Systems Instructor. By 1995, Gunning had also been a DC-9 Flight Instructor and was promoted to Supervisor of Flight Technical Training. Two years later he moved the to the Manager spot and in 1999 also took on compliance to become the Manager of Flight Technical Training and Compliance. Gunning was with Midwest Air Charter before joining ABX Air.

There are two new managers within the ABX Air outbase operations. Brian Schlise was named manager of the East Region. This covers the Roanoke, Virginia; Erie, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; Niles, Michigan and St. Paul, Minnesota operations. "Brian's operational experience and extensive knowledge of the outbase network, quality, training and industrial engineering methods and principles should further position the East Region with the ability to build upon the gains achieved in 2006," according to Senior Director of Outbase Operations Todd France. Schlise has been with ABX Air since 1996.
New to ABX Air as Manager of the Providence Regional Hub is John Millen. He comes to ABX Air with air cargo industry experience. He started with UPS in 1992 as an unloader and worked his way up to management in the Providence area. Millen was more recently a manager at Brinks Armored Car in both Boston, Mass., and Providence, RI. The last couple of years he managed for Laidlaw Educational Services Transportation Department in West Warwick, RI, which served over 8,000 student moving to and from 12 different school districts. Millen has also served six years with the US Marine Corps.


ABX Air is a cargo airline that operates out of Wilmington, Ohio, and 17 hubs throughout the United States. In addition to providing airlift capacity and sort facility staffing to DHL, ABX Air provides charter, maintenance and package handling services to a diverse group of customers. ABX is the largest employer in a several-county area in southwestern Ohio.

Contact: Beth Huber
ABX Air, Inc.
(937) 366-2536