Pradetto to Succeed Stover as LGSTX President

Jim Pradetto will succeed Gary Stover as president of LGSTX Services, a subsidiary of aircraft lessor Air Transport Services Group (ATSG). Pradetto will take over the position effective with Stover’s retirement on April 12, 2019.

Stover has been with LGSTX Services since 2010. Prior to that he held positions of increasing responsibility with ABX Air, including vice president of Air Park Services, senior director of Air Park Services, and director of Organizational Development. His 40-year career also includes time with Wal-Mart Stores as a district manager overseeing multiple store operations throughout Southern Ohio, as well as other positions with Wal-Mart.

“Gary’s leadership has guided LGSTX Services steadily through many changes,” said Joe Hete, president and CEO of ATSG. “Not the least of which was its transformation from a division of an airline into a full-service facilities management and equipment services company. It is truly the Swiss Army knife in ATSG’s toolbox of solutions, and Gary has been instrumental in assembling that versatile suite of capabilities. We wish him the very best in the future.”

Pradetto is currently the vice president of Operations of LGSTX Services, a position he has held since January 2017. Prior to that, he served in a variety of management roles with Aviation Technical Services, Delta TechOps, AOG Tank Tigers and TIMCO.

“I’m pleased to appoint Jim to lead LGSTX Services,” Hete added. “I feel very confident in the future of LGSTX Services with Jim at the helm.”

LGSTX Services specializes in providing material handling equipment and conveyor services, facility maintenance services, aviation ground support equipment services and distribution services to customers in more than 400 locations worldwide.

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