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Delta Expected To Name Richard Anderson As New CEO  
User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4880 posts, RR: 25
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17728 times:
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According to the WSJ:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1187...6704244.html?mod=yahoo_hs&ru=yahoo

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User currently offlineBNAtraveler From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17705 times:
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wow... Whitehurst and Bastian have long been indicated as the likely successors; I wonder if they will depart.

This is certainly more fuel to the fire for the NW-DL merger, though that still is speculation.


User currently offlineMicstatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17696 times:

Does anybody know if this guy did a good job at NW?
Dave



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User currently offlineFlyingcat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17696 times:

So what is the 411 on this guy?

NW had some crazy times in the 90s (340s,debt, etc), how was he involved?


User currently onlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3466 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17675 times:

OMG! I hope this is not true. Otherwise here comes bankruptcy #2. Why in the HELL would they hire someone outside of Delta who had nothing to do with their amazing turnaround?

Jeremy


User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17627 times:
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I'm not sure why but I just feel bad for Whitehurst and Bastain. I would leave if I were them, they saved DL and now this.

User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24897 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17607 times:

He's an attorney by trade, and current EVP/President of UnitedHealth Group.


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User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6532 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17567 times:

He left NWA around '02/'03 I think and became CEO of Burger King.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17567 times:

Quoting Flyingcat (Reply 3):
NW had some crazy times in the 90s

He was the CEO at NW when times were good, thats for sure.



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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17567 times:

didnt anderson get some big payout and left nwa for a health insurance company????iirc i read on a thread a while ago that he was not too well liked there


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User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4880 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17542 times:
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Quoting SESGDL (Reply 4):
Otherwise here comes bankruptcy #2. Why in the HELL would they hire someone outside of Delta who had nothing to do with their amazing turnaround?

The skillsets required of a CEO are rather different from those of a CFO or a COO...

CFOs in general almost never make good CEOs. COOs are possible but I think that Whitehurst's lack of "seasoning" (for lack of a better word) is ultimately what cost him the job....if this decision was being made say 3-4 years from now, Whitehurst could very well have ended up getting the job...but he is probably considered too young and even inexperienced by the Board currently.....his focus has been on Operations to date; to become CEO, he would need additional "all-round" experience.....


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24897 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17522 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 7):
He left NWA around '02/'03 I think and became CEO of Burger King.

Wrong person. That was John Dasburg who is now chairman/CEO at DHL.



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User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6532 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17504 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 11):
Wrong person. That was John Dasburg who is now chairman/CEO at DHL

Ah, ok. I forgot about Dasburg.


User currently offlinePaladin87 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17487 times:

in the the tough last three years, Anderson has done quite well, says airline analyst Joel Denney with Piper Jaffray.

"Northwest has shined very well. I mean they have outperformed most of their peers," says Denney.

Anderson has done much hard work reshaping Northwest. He has cut $1.6 billion from Northwest's annual operating expenses, improved service and built a cash horde of about $3 billion. But there's more to do to ensure the airline's future success. Northwest wants to cut almost $1 billion more in annual labor expenses. That means the difficult task of getting union members to accept painful choices like pay cuts, reduced vacation, more expensive health insurance, and possibly layoffs.

(hope this helps from an article by Bill Catlin,Minnesota Public Radio Oct 6,2004)

One VP " suggested" the biggest reason he left was he was against the plan for AMFA


User currently offlineFlyingcat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17488 times:

In the older thread it is mentioned that most of the labor groups got along with him very well.

Is this true? I'd hate for Anderson to be the one that destroys employee morale?



Time for all NW pilots, ramp, CS, admin,FAs,ops, and MX people to tell your tale of anderson.


User currently offlinePA201 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17446 times:

If true, think it's a great move on the part of DL. Don't know Whitehurst or Bastian very well, so no reflection on them or their capabilities, all I know is that Anderson was one of sharpest guys in the business when he ran NW. He's exactly what DL needs in that repect. On the other hand, why he's leaving the relative calm and normalcy of the insurance business and the good money he's making there, and jumping back into this insane industry is another question all together.

Let's wait to see if it really happens.


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17446 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 11):
Wrong person. That was John Dasburg who is now chairman/CEO at DHL.

Correct that it was Dasburg, but he is NOT CEO at DHL. He is the CEO or Astar Air Cargo, an ACMI carrier for DHL.



Good goes around!
User currently offlineOkie73 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17446 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 5):
I'm not sure why but I just feel bad for Whitehurst and Bastain. I would leave if I were them, they saved DL and now this.

with all due respect, Mr. Grinstein saved Delta. Having said that, if anyone other than him deserves the credit for turning Delta around, its Glen Hauenstein and Bob Cortelyou.

Quoting Panamair (Reply 10):
CFOs in general almost never make good CEOs. COOs are possible but I think that Whitehurst's lack of "seasoning" (for lack of a better word) is ultimately what cost him the job....if this decision was being made say 3-4 years from now, Whitehurst could very well have ended up getting the job

I think you are right. A few years from now and Whitehurst would have the job. Maybe a few years from now Whitehurst will have the job. I still think he will be the CEO of Delta in the future.


Both Mr. Whitehurst and Mr. Bastion are very valuable people to the Delta machine. Frankly I think naming someone from the outside gives Delta the best chance of retaining both Whitehurst and Bastion. Name one CEO and the other is sure to leave. Leave them both out, and give them both hope they have a shot in the future, and you may well retain them both.


User currently offlinePaladin87 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17419 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 8):
He was the CEO at NW when times were good, thats for sure

He didn't become CEO until 2001. I wouldn't call that a good time.


User currently offlineJano From Slovakia, joined Jan 2004, 827 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17420 times:

Anderson left a few weeks after NWA was accepted into SkyTeam, which was mid Sep 2004.

Per http://www.nwa.com/corpinfo/newsc/2004/pr100120041501.html

Northwest Airlines Names Doug Steenland Chief Executive Officer

Current CEO Anderson Resigns to Join UnitedHealth Grouptm

EAGAN, MINN. – (October 1, 2004) – Northwest Airlines Corporation (NASDAQ: NWAC) today announced that its board of directors has elected Douglas M. Steenland, age 53, Northwest’s current president, to the additional position of chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Richard H. Anderson, age 49, who has been chief executive officer since 2001, has informed the board that he will become executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) on November 1.

Anderson will remain on the Northwest board.

“For the past three years, Doug Steenland and Richard Anderson have led this company through the most difficult period in the history of the airline industry,” said Gary L. Wilson, Northwest’s chairman. “Together, they set the strategic direction of the company, which has positioned Northwest as the strongest of the legacy carriers. They developed and implemented a strategy which has produced superior operating performance, aggressive cost containment, and prudent long-term investments in the business. They also put together a first-rate management team which is well prepared to continue to drive this strategy.”


He did a good job at NWA. However he did not get enough concessions from the labor for NWA to avoid filling for Ch11 almost exactly one year later in mid Sep 2005.



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User currently offlineDeltaFFinDFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17373 times:

http://money.cnn.com/2007/08/21/news...a/index.htm?postversion=2007082114

Delta reportedly finds new CEO
The airline company will name Richard Anderson as its new chief executive after the closing bell, a newspaper reports.
August 21 2007: 2:40 PM EDT


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Delta Air Lines will name Richard Anderson as its new chief executive on Tuesday, people familiar with the situation told the Wall Street Journal.

Anderson would replace Delta's current CEO Gerald Grinstein, who said he would retire after leading the airline through bankruptcy proceedings, the paper reported.

The company is expected to announced Anderson as its new CEO after the close of financial markets Tuesday, the Journal said.


User currently offlineFlyingcat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17371 times:

oops double post

my bad

[Edited 2007-08-21 20:51:18]

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17345 times:
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Damn... I thought it was THIS Richard (Dean) Anderson... maybe MacGyver could turn the airline round  Smile




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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24897 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17320 times:

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 16):
Correct that it was Dasburg, but he is NOT CEO at DHL. He is the CEO or Astar Air Cargo, an ACMI carrier for DHL.

John Dasburg Leaves Burger King for DHL Airways
As expected, John Dasburg resigned last week as Chairman of Burger King Corp. He has accepted the positions of chairman and CEO at cargo carrier DHL Airways.

http://promomagazine.com/news/marketing_john_dasburg_leaves/

Dasburg took part in a management buyout and formed Astar in 2003.



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User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17304 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 23):
John Dasburg Leaves Burger King for DHL Airways
As expected, John Dasburg resigned last week as Chairman of Burger King Corp. He has accepted the positions of chairman and CEO at cargo carrier DHL Airways.
http://promomagazine.com/news/market...aves/

Yes, DHL AIRWAYS, not DHL. DHL Airways was still just the name of an ACMI carrier here in the United States, not even wholly owned by DHL. And your comment was that he is NOW chairman/CEO of DHL, when in fact, he is now chairman/CEO of Astar Cargo. The DHL thing is crazy complicated.



Good goes around!
25 AirframeAS : Off topic but who was the CEO for NWA in the mid-1990's? I forgot, obviously...
26 Delta787 : Anderson will be a good CEO. He has former airline industry experience which is a plus.
27 Laxintl : My former neighboor Alfreed Checchi was Chairman during the 90s when he took the company private.
28 Paladin87 : Maybe this will clear things up DHL Airways today announced that the Miami-based cargo airline is launching a re-branding program, and changing its n
29 FlyDreamliner : He did pretty well. The airline managed to do okay under his leadership. It was much nicer to fly on then, but that's neither here nor there. Perhaps
30 Post contains images Floridaflyboy : Thank you. That is exactly what I was trying to say, and not doing a very good job of
31 DL787932ER : According to the AJC article, once Anderson takes over as CEO, Bastian will be promoted to President and Whitehurst will leave. This is a huge disappo
32 Positiverate : It's a big, big mistake. Going outside the company sends a horrible message to the employees (namely that the board thinks the business plan isn’t g
33 Paladin87 : I doubt you will. It has been downhill since he left, especially morale. And when that goes unfornuately customer service tends to follow. DL should
34 Post contains links Positiverate : to quote specifically from http://www.ajc.com/business/content/....html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab "According to the Garlington Report, Whitehurst,
35 ATLAaron : That is truly a shame. Ok so back to the rumor mill, does this honestly pave the way for a NW/DL merger?
36 FlyDreamliner : He left NW on his own terms. NW was doing better under him than since he left. He was an able executive. It's fairly common to bring in outsiders for
37 Alitalia744 : Very sad day for DL if Whitehurst leaves. He was trusted by employees through and through. It's in the AJC and the "Garlington Report"
38 Delta4eva : This is a sad day for Delta....unfortunately, the board seems to know nothing about what is best for DL, they are only concerned with what is best fo
39 Jetlanta : Give him a chance. Seems like one of NWA's better managers. Respected by labor at NWA says a LOT. Plus, DL could use some of NW's feistiness when it
40 Post contains images DeltaGuy : Bullshit- he managed to save DL by milking employees dry. We can thank the employees who worked their arses off, only to recieve their much-smaller p
41 Delta787 : As they should be. Delta, as a company is supposed to bring value and money to its shareholders.
42 Post contains links Ord : Not to get off topic, but since you brought up this book it should be pointed out that it lacks hard evidence to many of the author's claims. When a
43 Positiverate : Its official: Delta Air Lines Board of Directors Names Richard Anderson to Lead Airline into New Era Newly appointed CEO ready to join Delta people in
44 Tu154m : Obviously everyone at the big D has forgotten already what happened over the last 3 yrs...................they are spending $$$ like crazy on STUPID s
45 Junction : Wow! I'm surprised someone else on here knows how much control these two guys have.
46 Post contains images Positiverate : I guess that's the "glass half empty" approach?
47 Micstatic : I don't know how I feel about the move either, but maybe you should change careers to management?
48 TWFirst : Well Bitter Betty has checked in with her two cents..... Perhaps furthering your education might advance your "sub-par career"??
49 Post contains images Panamair : What? You do know that most DL employees are shareholders as well, don't you? BTW, the stock is up more than 10% right now.... Yes, as long as Glen a
50 M404 : I'm wondering what kind of compensation arrangement exists. Supposedly he left NWA for United Health Care with a BIG leap in pay. It's assumed that Mr
51 Tango-Bravo : IMHO Anderson did a good job at NW ...except to the extent that he allowed Steenland to run the show.
52 Positiverate : I'd like to give Anderson the benefit of the doubt, but can't help but note that from 2001 to 2004 he was CEO at NWA, which means he essentially took
53 Post contains images Jetlanta : God forbid they hire a CEO. They should let worker bees vote on all decisions. Yeah, that is clearly where he needs to be working.
54 Acey559 : My worry is that he'll get all caught up in corporate payouts like some airline CEOs. Grinstein was definitely employee-minded in the fact that he too
55 Paladin87 : How well did Steenland and Anderson get along? It could be more of a conflict.
56 Post contains links Acey559 : Hopefully he makes good on all of his promises. Article
57 Bobnwa : Delta is lucky to have Anderson as CEO. He was highly respected at NWA by everyone, management and labor. Does this mean Delta and NWA are closer to m
58 Post contains images Acey559 : I know DL had repeatedly talked of going it alone when the US merger was on the table, does that still hold true today? If so, why would they appoint
59 Bobnwa : Many if not most high executives at any airline have worked for another airline at one time. This is true of AA,WN,NW, CO, AC, and US. It is also tru
60 FlyPNS1 : You say this, but Anderson's record at NWA doesn't really deserve much respect. He failed to successfully restructure NWA and left as the company was
61 Acey559 : That makes sense, but I was asking more along the lines of DL staying "single", for lack of a better word at the moment, then why would they hire som
62 SLCUT2777 : Keep in mind that Anderson left NW due to "the tough management decisions" that had to be made. He could not stomach dealing with having to demand a
63 MoMan : Horrible. I was rooting for Whitehurst. He was a great COO and I'm certain that he is disappointed and will likely leave the carrier. Age should have
64 Post contains links Dl757md : Where does it say that? The article you linked to says, "The status of the other, operations chief Jim Whitehurst, wasn't immediately clear in Delta'
65 MoMan : Where did Arpey work before AA? According the the CNBC program, he started at AA in high school.
66 Dl757md : Or perhaps he knew another way to deal with those issues and the board disagreed and forced him out. Given the current state of labor relations at NW
67 PSU.DTW.SCE : Back in the day, airline were run primarily by people who came up with a background in operations. That model has since changed as most now are run by
68 Positiverate : Those are two very big issues though... Big mistake if they are going to merge. Jim has the proven ability to rally the employees behind the company
69 DC10HI : If NWA produced such great execs, why are they in such a mess now? United Healthcare CEO was reported to have $140B of stock. What does that say about
70 Positiverate : Gee, that's reassuring. Again, not necessarily reassuring depending what the big picture is. We all knew this day was coming, and no one is running a
71 Post contains images JerseyGuy : Exactly what I was thinking, its too bad that the DL a.netters are too serious about this to have a sense of humor.
72 Commavia : Well, I can certainly see the logic in all of this from the Delta BOD's perspective. This guy has a proven track record -- albeit a disputed record of
73 Dl757md : Who says we don't have a sense of humor. I thought it was funny. Maybe not enough to comment about it, but it was funny. Yes, this is s big day with
74 Post contains links Positiverate : Here's the video of the announcement: http://media.delta.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=8937 Gerry looks like he has a gun to his head saying this
75 Dl757md : He always looks like that in his video messages. However, I do feel that he looks even more stiff and uncomfortable than usual. DL757Md
76 Post contains images JerseyGuy : I wasn't saying you didn't have a sense of humor at all, just that you guys were being so serious about this post that you weren't appreciating the h
77 Mitchell Gant : So how soon will it be before Fred Reid hands the Virgin America keys over to Jim Whitehurst?
78 Surfdog75 : Disappointing. Jim was a great ideas guy with ties to DL and the Atlanta area. He had the ability to motivate employees even in the worst of times. We
79 DeltaL1011man : good luck man i wish you the best of luck. i really want to work in ATL(TechOps) in 4 years but i dont know about it now
80 PSU.DTW.SCE : Please tell me how this single announcement has any impact on that????????
81 Pa201 : Can you say Northweslta ?
82 DeltaL1011man : uh....if he wants all the money for himself and drives the company back into BK then why would i want to work there?
83 WorldTraveler : DL and NW are no more likely to merge now than they were 15 years ago. Anderson is NOT being brought in to orchestrate a merger. He was brought in bec
84 PA201 : Mitchell Gant: "So how soon will it be before Fred Reid hands the Virgin America keys over to Jim Whitehurst?" Excellent post. Hadn't even thought of
85 PSU.DTW.SCE : A CEO does not single handedly take all the money for themselves and drive the company back to bankruptcy. Unless we are talking about an Enron here,
86 Post contains images PA201 : WorldTraveler: DL and NW are no more likely to merge now than they were 15 years ago. Anderson is NOT being brought in to orchestrate a merger. He was
87 Bobnwa : Is that supposed to be a serious remark? With your negative attitude, why would DL want you to work for them. "Wants all the money for himself" Come
88 SEPilot : Probably because he loves aviation; I suspect there are few of us on this forum who would not do the same given the chance.
89 Positiverate : WT, I have the utmost respect for you, but I think you missed the boat here. Jim and Ed also have industry experience and have a much better understa
90 Panamair : IIRC, Jim only has 5 years of industry experience, all at Delta - he came to Delta in 2002. At BCG, I'm not sure that he was working with airline cli
91 Positiverate : I'm not worried about Jim becoming a CEO somewhere. What I am worried about is bringing in an outsider at this point.
92 Post contains images LawnDart : From AJC.com (Fair use excerpt): "Operating Officer Jim Whitehurst. He is well-liked by many workers but, at 39, some analysts thought he might lack s
93 Panamair : There has been no indication as yet of Whitehurst resigning. In fact, according to a BusinessWeek online article, Whitehurst responded to an email me
94 LawnDart : Thank you, Panamair...
95 Post contains links Positiverate : The AJC's first online story had a line in there from something called the Garlington report which read: "According to the Garlington Report, Whitehu
96 Post contains images DAYflyer : This does not bode well for the future of inflight meal service at DL.
97 Bobnwa : As has been mentioned several times above, don't confuse Richard Anderson with John Dasburg, both former CEO's of NWA. Anderson went to United Health
98 Jetdeltamsy : Respectfully, I couldn't disagree more. Mr. Grinstein had to fix the company. He did so while being as respectful towards us as possible. At all time
99 Lono : That is his history... check it out.... he fixes and moves on... only this time his move is to retirement...
100 77411 : Funny I was going to post the same thing. Each new CEO comes in says they dont like the new paint and changes it. We should start a pool and see if h
101 Alitalia744 : While most would have wanted an internal candidate (myself included) the BOD chose outside. This doesn't mean a merger is imminent. Long-term? Anybody
102 WorldTraveler : Culture and likeability are not the most important qualifications a board will look for in a CEO candidate. I'll say something here that I have been
103 Lono : With all the disapointment about DL not hiring from within... how long has Whitehurst and Bastian been with DL...???
104 Post contains images WesternA318 : Well, I've lost a $100 bet that Whitehurst will get the top spot, as I was hoping. I too have met him, and he is what some of us a.nutters would call
105 Positiverate : True, but you said: I was pointing out that I believe Ed or Jim, having gone throught he Chapter 11 filing, have commesnurate experience, understand
106 Post contains links Mptpa : You are mistaken. John Dasburg became the CEO of Burger King and then he became the CEO of ASTAR cargo. Anderson moved on to UHC as EVP (much more mo
107 Paladin87 : This article from USA Today may Explain the decision(complete article in USA Today eye in the sky) Did creditor 'resentment' play role in Delta CEO c
108 Positiverate : Interesting, thanks for posting that.
109 Jgold47 : I really think he bailed because he sensed what was coming down the pipe. Shortly after his departure was when things started getting dicey and NW
110 Flyingcat : There have not been around that long. They were brought in for the reorganization and I am sure that if they were hired today many people would be ta
111 Panamair : Actually, Bastian joined Delta in 1998 and left in early 2005 for a short period before returning September 2005. Whitehurst worked as a Consultant a
112 Worldtraveler : but DL is not in BK anymore. Having overall experience and objectivity is more important. Apparently the board decided Bastian plus Anderson is a str
113 Positiverate : Ok, and we may be talking around each other here, but that isn't what you initially posted. You said: Again, these are traits that Jim and Ed have. U
114 Positiverate : This is really interesting. The market cap at the close of business yesterday was around $4.3 billion. The stock price was at $18.00, with roughly 24
115 FlyPNS1 : In the near term, you are correct. Further down the road, is a different story. Everyone knows this industry is cyclical. When the next downturn come
116 Post contains links Panamair : I agree, and given that Anderson has more of an Operations background, they probably figured that having Bastian with his Finance expertise, would be
117 Jetdeltamsy : Well..he's over 70 years old. God bless him. It's time he retired. What a way to end your career. Helping to save such a great organization as Delta
118 Positiverate : Better then that, he announced that he will not accept any cash or stock awards resulting from Delta's successful emergence from bankruptcy and will
119 Post contains links Laxintl : http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070827/delta_ceo.html?.v=1 For people that think this might be excessive check out this Forbes survey of top-500 US corporati
120 Lono : How does this sit with the DL crowd here... especially after the employees gave up pay and retirement to help DL get out of B/R... and someone just f
121 DLOnur : Too soon to say at this point. We really have to wait and see what happens over the next 6 months to a year to really understand what Anderson has in
122 Post contains images DAL767400ER : Certainly don't mind the $600K base salary, even if it's 20% above Grinstein's salary , but all those incentives kinda worry me. Okay, if DL were to o
123 FlyPNS1 : I agree. If DL blows away the competition, then the bonuses might be justified. The danger is giving bonuses when your performance is mediocre. Mulli
124 DeltaGuy : Who the hell cares...if he wanted that kind of money he should have stayed there. Don't offer to match a guy's previous salary when all his future su
125 Post contains images KSUpilot : Hmm...new CEO...I guess we might be seeing a new Delta livery sooner than I thought!
126 Positiverate : I think this is the crux of the problem. Under Jerry, Ed, Jim, and the execs who stayed and didn't leave to protect their retirements only to comebac
127 Laxintl : If DL wants to attract top CEO candidates they must pay for it. Anderson has no incentive to walk away from United Health knowing he was loosing $11
128 DeltaGuy : You mean people like Leo Mullin? Absolutely no airline experience, to running one of the nation's majors? Yeah...that went down rrrrreallll well. The
129 DLOnur : Funny you should mention this. I am writing a chapter for a book titled "Ethics in Commercial Aviation" that will be coming out from MIT Press in lat
130 Laxintl : Then you agree that airlines need to look outside the industry to seek out great leadership. The only problem is to get that talent airlines must com
131 FlyPNS1 : I disagree here. The airline industry is vastly different than most other industries. It is violently cyclical, brutally regulated and capital intens
132 Post contains links NW748i : Excerpt from USAToday ( http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/travel/2007-08-27-delta_N.htm ) : Delta executives, faced with questions about a pos
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Could Richard Anderson Be Delta's New CEO? posted Wed Jul 25 2007 17:19:55 by Mptpa
Delta's New CEO: Smooth Turbulence-tackler posted Tue Sep 4 2007 15:20:24 by Positiverate
Neeleman To Step Down As JetBlue CEO posted Thu May 10 2007 15:12:08 by Willbdsp
Bethune As New Chairman Of A Merged Delta? posted Mon Jan 15 2007 23:38:51 by Nycfly75
Martin George To Be New CEO Of Gulf Air? posted Sat Nov 18 2006 21:17:14 by GF-A330
Airbus Anounces Galois As The New CEO At Airbus posted Mon Oct 9 2006 19:11:36 by 777ATech
Delta Announces BQN/PSE As New Destinations... posted Fri May 5 2006 22:12:27 by Charlipr