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Monday, April 24, 2006

Comings and Goings - People in the News

Bombardier Regional Aircraft has appointed James Dailly senior vice president, sales responsible for regional aircraft sales, worldwide. The company also announced the appointment of Rod Williams as vice president, commercial operations responsible for support functions related to sales and asset management.

Dennis L. (Leo) Malloy has been appointed vice president of customer services and interline affairs for Skyway Airlines, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Midwest Airlines and which operates Midwest Connect. Malloy joined Skyway from Independence Air (formerly Atlantic Coast Airlines) where he served as senior director, responsible for that airline's Washington Dulles operations.

Richard Zeni was named to the position of Vice President, Revenue Management, at JetBlue (JBLU). Zeni joins JetBlue from US Airways, where he was Managing Director, Pricing and Revenue Management Development. He has been involved in revenue management at US Airways since 1996, focusing in the area of operations research.

UAL Corporation (UAUA), parent company of United Airlines, named Sean Donohue vice president-customer experience, a newly created position that will refine and improve how United interacts with its customers. Serving most recently as vice president-operational services for United Express and Ted, Donohue launched Ted, the company's low-fare service, and explus, United's new regional jet service featuring first class and Economy Plus.

USAirways (LCC) announced Brad Beakley has been named vice president, reservations and inventory services overseeing worldwide reservations, customer call centers and inventory services. Beakley was previously the managing director, revenue management at USAirways. The company also announced the resignation of ACE Aviation Holdings Chairman, President and CEO Robert Milton from the board of directors in accordance with the terms of a stockholders agreement between US Airways and ACE which has completed the sale of its 1.75-million-share stake in the airline.

Wilson N. Felder, Ph.D., has been appointed the new director of the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Center, succeeding Ronald Esposito, who retired. Felder will retain his position as the executive sponsor for the FAA's National Center of Excellence in Operations Research. He most recently served as the transition executive and director for technology development in the FAA's Air Traffic Organization where he was responsible for the field assessment of new technologies with potential application in the National Airspace System. He led several key research programs, including: the Alaska Capstone initiative; Safe Flight 21; the Ohio River Valley Program; and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).

Former audit director and licensed certified public accountant Jeff Walraven has been named chief financial officer for Lancaster, Pa.-based Extra Aircraft. Walraven is responsible for all of the company's public financial reporting, treasury, internal control and purchasing as well as all finance and accounting activities. Previously, Walraven served as an audit director for Crosslin, Vaden & Associates, P.C., in Nashville, Tenn.

The Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA) announced the addition of three new board members including Dennis Bent, Vice President, Operations & Strategic Sourcing, who will represent BAE Systems, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, which develops advanced defense and aerospace systems. Brad Hart, President, will serve on the board representing Roberts Tool Company, Inc. a full-service, precision machining firm and Cristi Cristich, President and founder, will represent Cristek Interconnects which offers ultra miniature connecting devices and cabling systems. Cristich and Hart will continue to serve on the Supplier Advisory Council (SAC), a select group of CEOs from supplier companies engaged in implementing the SEA Industry Conversion Plan to a single business system - the Lean Enterprise System - across the supply chain in an effort to help U.S. suppliers become more competitive.

Boeing's Todd Hullin will succeed Rudy deLeon, senior vice president for the Washington, DC, office who is retiring. Hullin will take over the lead of all U.S. federal, state and local government liaison operations for Boeing. He will continue to head the company's communications office. Boeing has also tapped Laurette Koeliner as president of Boeing International Relations, succeeding Thomas Pickering who is retiring. Koeliner is current President of Connexion by Boeing. Replacing Loeliner is Stanley Deal, who is head of Sales & Marketing Operations at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Alaska Airlines has appointed Paul McElroy as director of internal communications. The author/journalist oversees the employee newsletter and will manage internal communications programs along with assisting the Public and Government Affairs Division in media relations.

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