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Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 9:13 am

My Favorite CEO is none other than... ::Drumroll::

David Neeleman, Chief Executive Officer of jetBlue

Runner ups are:
1. Gordon Bethune
2. Richard Anderson
3. Leo Mullin
4. Don Carty
5. Joe Leonard
(You guys will make it to the winners circle one day, some have already been there.)

Losers are:
1. Rakesh Gangwal
2. Jim Goodwin
(You guys do not belong in the aviation industry. Buh-Bye)
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 9:25 am

Gordon Bethune #1!
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 9:28 am

Herb Kelleher used to be #1. But he stepped down and off of my list. But he is the #1 CEO in HISTORY.

 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 9:34 am

Definetely Neeleman. After that, Leo Mullin, who did a nice job changing the face of Delta, although I wish he would get it done faster  Big thumbs up
DeltaOwnsAll
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 9:47 am

Richard Anderson
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 10:10 am

"Every other start-up wants to be another United or Delta or American.
We just want to get rich."

— Lawrence Priddy

(You should know who that is Critter592)

MC
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 10:13 am

Lawrence Priddy as in Robert Priddy, Yep
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 10:13 am

Herb Kelleher was/is/always will be #1 with me! Mr. Kelleher has been the guiding force behind an airline success story that is in a class by itself. He has proven to be a man who has walked the walk of integrity, sound ethical principles, and caring about others more than himself throughout his association of 30+ years with Southwest. In fact, as I've studied and observed the workings of Mr. Kelleher and Southwest Airlines, I have coined a phrase to sum up what I've found: "Herb is right!" Or, when I see him doing one of his impersonations or involved in an arm-wrestling match to settle a legal dispute: "That crazy old Herb is right!"

From the regulated era, C.E. Woolman of Delta is my favorite, most respected CEO. Under his leadership, Delta grew from a regional airline serving the Southeastern U.S. to a major, transcontinental trunk carrier that became renowned for superior service on the ground and in the air while consistently earning profits. Not coincidentally, Delta was also regarded in Mr. Woolman's time and for years after his tenure as the best U.S. airline to work for.
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 10:16 am

How long was Mr. Priddy the Chief EXECUTIVE officer of Valujet before Lewis Jordan took the CEO job?
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 10:34 am

Herb Kelleher
Gordon Bethune
Bob Crandall

Loser:
Frank Lorenzo

At Eastern, we earn our wings every day!
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 10:47 am

My favorite CEO is:

Leo Mullin of Delta.

The second I think is :

Don Carty of American.

RJ_Delta.

 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 11:58 am

Big looser Robert Milton AC CEO.



 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 12:10 pm

C.R. Smith & Robert Crandall - American
Howard Hughes - TWA
Samuel Addoms - Frontier

Dishonorable mention...Frankie Lorenzo.

Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 12:15 pm

Yes, Kelleher certainly deserves an honorable mention for not changing anything when he inherited a successful carrier.

But I'd go back a little further and say the all time greatest was M. Lamar Muse.

Other greats would have to include Bob Six, C.R. Smith, and Don Nyrop.

 
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RE: Let Not Forget Juan Trippe.

Wed Aug 22, 2001 12:22 pm

He alone established the airline industry in the beginning. Trippe gets a "two thumbs up" from me.  Wink/being sarcastic
Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 12:46 pm

Hi,

Even though American is my fav airline,
I liked Leo F. Mullin of Delta. I think he seems to have good business sense.

Second, I think, is Don Carty of American.

Matt~
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 1:13 pm

Interesting for all the defenders of UA that Goodwin was not mentioned.

Question: What do Goodwin of UA and Bethune of CO have in common? They both turned an airline around.

Told to me by a UA FA. They really love their management!
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 1:15 pm

Yeah but Goodwin doesn't pick up his new rides at the factory and fly 'em home  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 1:28 pm

Alan Mulally!!!!!
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Wed Aug 22, 2001 2:01 pm

My favorite airline CEO is anyone who is currently preparing/wishing/aspiring/hoping/strategizing to replace Jim Goodwin. He's GOTTA be out there. SOMEWHERE. Whoever you are, do it FAST!!!!


http://www.goodwinmustgo.com



 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Thu Aug 23, 2001 4:26 am

I like Richard Anderson, Gordon Bethune, Leo F. Mullin, David Neeleman. My favorite CEO from the past are John Dasburg, Herb Kelleher, and Rocky Spane.
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Thu Aug 23, 2001 4:39 am

Richard Anderson b/c he is really taking NW somewhere!

Gordon Berthune gets an honorable mention.
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Thu Aug 23, 2001 4:59 am

Best all time- Donald Nyrop
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Thu Aug 23, 2001 5:47 am

My all time favorite CEO is Mr. C.E. Woolman, co-founder of Huff-Daland Dusters, and the visionary leader behind the metamorphosis from Huff-Daland to Delta Air Servce. It's amazing, when you really think about it, that 74 years later, Delta Air Lines is one of the world's largest airlines, and the leading US carrier (#2 overall I believe) in the huge transatlantic market, as well as a strong player in several other international markets.

From crop dusters to Cairo nonstops.... Never fails to amaze me.
It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Thu Aug 23, 2001 5:57 am

I don't want to offend anyone here but do only airlines based in the US have CEO's? Well my list would start here in Germany then go to Singapore across the Pacific and also to the US then...
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Thu Aug 23, 2001 5:59 am

Juergen Weber  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Thu Aug 23, 2001 6:05 am

Personally, I would like to know what criteria people have used to determine a "good" CEO. Have any of you been a CEO, or executive of any sort?


I see a lot of Gordon Bethune in this thread. He's a great guy, and he's doing a good job, but it's a lot easier to build a good airline from a clean slate where the airline went bankrupt (twice?) and the employees hated the previous management. It's a lot harder to stay on top.
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Thu Aug 23, 2001 7:19 am

My favorite CEO is Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic. I love what he has done with Virgin ever since they started back in the year I was born, 1984. I also like Leo Van Wijk of KLM.
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Thu Aug 23, 2001 7:24 am

Leo!!!!!!
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Thu Aug 23, 2001 7:30 am

Branson of Virgin
 
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RE: Who Is Your Favorite CEO

Thu Aug 23, 2001 9:15 am

Richard Branson Tops my list!
 
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