The city of Aberdeen has hired Rich Krokel to serve as the new transportation director effective immediately. The appointment was made official at the Aberdeen City Council meeting Monday night. Krokel will receive an annual salary of $75,877 for his work. Krokel’s main job as Aberdeen City Transportation director will be to manage the Aberdeen Regional Airport and Ride Line services. He replaces Cody Roggatz who resigned in September to take a similar job in California.