Michael White is the Founder and President of Trade Network Consultants LLC. He is a proven leader in the air transport industry’s efforts to improve air cargo security, e-commerce growth, IT development, industry advocacy, and operational excellence. He leads a team of industry experts in customs, security, aviation, logistics, and process improvement issues.
He has also held several senior management positions including Manager of Cargo Services-Worldwide for United Airlines, Regional VP for Cargo Service Center, Managing Director of Cargo for the Air Transport Association, COO of SkyLink USA, and most recently President of Cargo Network Services (An IATA Company).
Michael has served on several key government and industry committees and working groups on air cargo security, a member of the TSA Aviation Security Advisory Committee air cargo working group, IATA cargo customs/security groups and the US-Canadian Cross Border Harmonization task force. He serves in his second term as a member of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) for US Customs and Border Protection by appointment from the Secretaries of the US Department of Homeland Security and US Department of the Treasury.
He is a proven leader in the air transport industry’s efforts to improve air cargo security, e-commerce growth, IT development, industry advocacy, and operational excellence.
Michael has been declared by many as the evangelist for the movement to move to full electronic paper documents in air transport. He also a leader in the development of the air cargo security known shipper program and the indirect air carrier security program. He has worked closely with US Customs on the development of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program to ensure a secure supply chain and the Air Cargo Advance Security (ACAS) requirements for air transport security.
Michael has been recognized over the years for his work including being awarded the Airforwarders Association’s Jim Foster Award for Excellence, the Air Transport Association Bravo Zulu Award for dedication, and the United Airlines Cargo Safety Award. He was recognized by the US Commissioner of CBP for his time and dedication in helping to improve trade and customs movements.