President & Chief Commercial Officer
With over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry, John Hill began his career in 1980 with then Emery Worldwide at JFK Airport, ascending to various sales and operations positions, eventually becoming the Director of Sales for the East Coast.
He joined DHL in 1990 as Director of Sales for the Northeast and was also the USA business champion for DHL Asia. He left DHL in 1994 to join Pilot Air Freight, initially charged with leading Pilot’s national account program, an anomaly in domestic forwarding since most companies in the segment specialize in local accounts.
Since 1994, Pilot’s revenues have organically grown from $75M to over $800M. John is currently heading up all of Pilot’s verticals including: Government, Home Delivery, Automotive, International, Customs Brokerage, National Accounts and Pilots Logistics Division.
John sits on the advisory board of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. He attended Hofstra University at both the undergraduate and graduate level, earned an athletic scholarship for lacrosse and is an aficionado of rap and hip-hop music.