Alpine Air Express Inc., a regional air cargo carrier providing air infrastructure supporting a range of logistics operations throughout North America and a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners, has hired Robert Frisch as chief operating officer based in the company’s corporate headquarters in Provo, Utah.

Frisch will be responsible for overseeing the company’s operations and aircraft maintenance management team, as well as leading Alpine’s 119 positions. Prior to joining Alpine, he was chief operating officer at Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp., which currently performs flying services for United Airlines as United Express. In that role, he was responsible for oversight of all the company’s operations functions for its 400 daily flights and 1,600 employees, as well as ensuring compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, managing labor relations and serving as a liaison to regulatory agencies, industry trade groups and law enforcement. Previously, he served as vice president for flight operation and labor relations at Air Wisconsin, where he began his career as a chief pilot 20 years ago.

“Alpine now has a growing fleet of more than 80 active aircraft, and Bob will be a great asset as we look to further enhance our maintenance performance and operations,” comments Michael Dancy, CEO of Alpine Air.