DALLAS (March 30, 2015) – MV Transportation, Inc. is pleased to announce former Air Force Brigadier General John Michel has joined the company as Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer and President of MV International.
John joins MV after a successful 26-year career in the United States Air Force, where most recently he led NATO’s 14-nation effort in Afghanistan to build the $6.7 billion Afghan Air Force. In this capacity, John developed organizational requirements, messaging, and risk-adjusted financial plans resulting in savings of more than $2.1 billion, while enhancing logistics accuracy and improving maintenance system performance. His efforts in Afghanistan culminated in his team being awarded the 2014 Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Security Forces, the Department of Defense’s highest award for innovative nation-building efforts.
“We are honored that John has joined the MV Team, and equally excited about the wealth of knowledge he brings with him,” said Brian Kibby, MV’s Chief Executive Officer. “John’s extensive international experience and relationships are unparalleled and will certainly be beneficial in helping us expand our global footprint.”
As MV’s Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, John will lead the company’s efforts to develop a multiyear growth and expansion plan that leverages the entrepreneurial spirit that has made MV a best-in-class organization for four decades. He will also serve as the President of MV International, where he will guide efforts in expanding our host of proven capabilities globally.
“I am grateful and excited to join the team of world-class professionals at MV Transportation,” Michel said. “For 40 years, the men and women of MV have led the way in safely delivering cost-efficient and effective passenger transportation services and solutions to a diverse customer base. It is a company built on the timeless values of excellence, integrity, accountability, and respect; a company built to serve. I consider myself privileged to join this inspiring America success story.”
During his military service, John held a series of key leadership positions in transportation, logistics, and operations. He also served as the Chief Change and Learning Strategist for the United States Transportation Command, the country’s premier global transportation provider, where he established the five-year post-war business and operational strategy.
John received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Southwest Texas State University, a Master's of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Master's of Military Operation Art, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. He also received a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle.