John W. Dietrich


President & Chief Operating Officer
Atlas Air, Inc.

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Atlas Air Worldwide

John Dietrich has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) since September 2006. Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. In October 2014, he was also appointed President & Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Air, Inc., AAWW’s primary operating subsidiary. 

He has over 30 years experience in aviation and airline management.  He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s global operations, including Flight Operations, Technical Operations, System Operations, Ground Operations, Procurement, Safety and Regulatory Compliance.  He also has responsibility for Defense and Government contracts.

Mr. Dietrich sits on the Board of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., a joint-venture airline with DHL Express.  He also serves on the Board of AACT, a Korean joint-venture for warehouse and ground handling services as well as Chairman of the Board of the National Defense Transportation Association.

Mr. Dietrich joined Atlas Air Worldwide in 1999 as Associate General Counsel and in 2004 was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.  In that role he also had responsibility for Human Resources and Corporate Communications.

Prior to joining AAWW, Mr. Dietrich spent 13 years at United Airlines, seven of those as a litigation attorney. At both United and AAWW, he was responsible for providing legal counsel to all levels of management, and served as an advisor on issues related to labor relations, employment and commercial litigation.

Mr. Dietrich attended Southern Illinois University, and graduated cum laude from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He is a member of the Bar in New York, Illinois and Colorado.