Mike Campbell, Executive Vice President Human Resources & Labor Relations, has informed Delta's Board of Directors of his decision to retire on October 1, 2014, after 40 remarkable years in the industry.
Benjamin Smith, previously Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, is appointed to the new role of President, Passenger Airlines. In addition to his current responsibilities, Mr. Smith will now have cost as well as revenue oversight for passenger airline activities, with a view to optimizing the operating profitability of Air Canada, consistent with organizational structures at other large U.S. and European airlines. Mr. Smith continues to report to Mr. Rovinescu in this role.
Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. announced the election of Manuel A. Diaz as an independent director to the Company's Board from September 3, 2014. Mr. Diaz will bring extensive public service and community expertise to the Board, having served as Mayor of Miami from 2001 to 2009, and is credited with Miami's resurgence as a world class, vibrant city.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Rodolfo 'Rudy' Quevedo as Director of Safety. On 2 September 2014 Quevedo will join IATAs Safety and Flight Operations team and will be based in Montreal. He will be responsible for Cabin Safety, Safety Management Systems (SMS), and Global Aviation Data Management (GADM).
Carnival Corporation & plc today announced that David Dingle has been appointed chairman of Carnival UK and David Noyes, currently executive vice president operations, has been promoted to the CEO role, with operating responsibility for the UK-based brands P&O Cruises and Cunard Line.
JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announces the appointment of Marc Esposito to the role of Vice President, Values Relations. Esposito joins the JetBlue leadership team effective today and will oversee the carrier's labor and values relations strategy. He will report to Mike Elliott, JetBlue's Senior Vice President, People.
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced the promotion of current Chief Financial Officer, Paul Archambeault, to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and Operating Officer.
In his new role, Townes will spearhead the business development initiatives for Direct Travel, and is responsible for developing and supporting the plans for future revenue generation, primarily for the Southern region.
New York Cruise Lines, Inc. today announced the appointment of Daniel Boockvar as Chief Executive Officer. Boockvar will succeed Samuel Cooperman who has held the role of CEO since 2011 and who will continue to serve as Chairman, a role he has held since 2007.