Cathay Pacific Airways has appointed Tom Owen to senior vice president, Americas.

Owen will be responsible for the overall management of Cathay Pacific's American operations, and will be based in San Francisco, the company's US headquarters.

Owen has been associated with Cathay for 17 years, and has held several management positions. Most recently, Owen was chief operating officer, logistics, for Steamships Trading Company Limited in Papua New Guinea, a subsidiary of Cathay's parent company, Swire Group.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news