Air Culinaire Worldwide Announces New CEO and COO

Feb. 1, 2024
John Lee has assumed the role of CEO at Air Culinaire Worldwide and Sav Mongelli has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer.

Air Culinaire Worldwide, a global leader in inflight catering, committed to delivering exceptional high-quality food, proudly announces a change in leadership aimed at further elevating the inflight catering experience.

John Lee has assumed the role of CEO at Air Culinaire Worldwide and has a proven record of accomplishment in international business and financial leadership. Lee will also continue to serve as chief financial officer of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., the parent company of Air Culinaire 

“It's a privilege and an honor to lead Air Culinaire Worldwide. Our company is a renowned name in the industry, and we are strategically positioning ourselves to further build our brand globally. I'm excited to work with this talented team as we drive together towards continued growth and success,” said Lee.

In addition to Lee assuming the CEO role, he announced a new position within Air Culinaire – chief operating officer and promoted Sav Mongelli into that position. Mongelli’s oversight will extend to guest services, global operations and the company's network of vendors. Mongelli has been with Air Culinaire Worldwide for 18 years and has a wealth of experience managing several departments during his tenure.

Air Culinaire Worldwide embraces this change in leadership as a pivotal step towards improving the in
flight catering experience through innovation, efficiencies, and a strong management team.