Rhoads will also lead Amazon's global operations learning and development unit, which deals with career advancement and skills improvement in the company's front-line workforce, CNBC cites an internal memo by John Felton, Amazon's head of worldwide operations.
The memo emphasized the importance of safety in aerospace and other industries. Rhoads' background as a decorated military pilot and success leading Amazon Global Air made her apt for the role. She joined Amazon in 2011.
Raoul Sreenivasan, who joined Amazon in 2016 and oversees planning, performance, and cargo for Amazon Global Air, will take over most of Rhoads' Amazon Air responsibilities. Before joining Amazon, Sreenivasan worked at DHL and TNT Express, a European courier acquired by FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX).
Over the past several years, Amazon has steadily shifted more of its fulfillment and logistics operations in-house, building a transportation network.
Amazon launched an air cargo business to handle and deliver more packages.
CEO Andy Jassy is amid a broad overview of its expenses as it battled an economic downturn and slowdown in its core retail business. It also faced growing pressure to address its workplace-safety record.
Price Action: AMZN shares closed higher by 0.96% at $116.11 premarket on the last check Friday.
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