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US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:14 pm

OFFICER POSITIONS FOR THE NEW US AIRWAYS

Today, America West Chairman, President and CEO Doug Parker and US Airways President and CEO Bruce Lakefield announced the officer team that will be recommended to the new airline's board of directors. These officers would assume their new roles in the combined company at the merger's close date, which is expected in late September.

Doug said, "We welcome these talented individuals to the new US Airways and we are confident that they have the right skills to navigate our merged company through the challenging transition. In addition, we are grateful for the efforts of both teams and to members of both teams who will not remain with the new airline. It took the entire officer teams of both airlines to make the initial discussion of a merger a reality and we appreciate the diligent efforts of those individuals."

Bruce added, "When Doug and I began discussing this merger, we set a goal to build the best team in the airline industry. This combination of leaders from US Airways and America West certainly accomplishes that goal. I add my deep appreciation to all of the officers who have worked tirelessly throughout our initial discussions and who will continue to do so until the merger is completed."

America West and US Airways currently have a combined 52 officer positions, including two positions that are responsible for the US Airways Express operations of PSA and Piedmont. There are 34 officers being named today for the new airline (including Doug Parker and his direct reports), which will result in a 35 percent reduction in overhead expenses. In addition, a few of the new positions are transition roles designed to integrate specific areas, which should phase out as the merger is completed.

Doug continued, "There is a lot of work to be accomplished over the next 18 months. We have to move to one operating certificate and create single systems for areas such as revenue management, revenue accounting and other technical functions. This work will require extraordinary efforts, and I am pleased we have put the right team in place to get that work accomplished."

Please welcome aboard the leadership team of the new US Airways. Biographies of these individuals will be available soon on awaCompass.com (America West employees) and theHub (US Airways employees).

Administration
Led by Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Jeff McClelland
--Derek Kerr, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Reporting to Derek:
----Mike Carreon, Vice President, Controller
----Dion Flannery, Vice President, Financial Analysis
----Kara Gin, Vice President, Financial Planning
----Tom Weir, Vice President, Treasurer
--Jim Walsh, Senior Vice President/General Counsel
Reporting to Jim:
----Janet Dhillon, Vice President/Deputy General Counsel
----John Hedblom, Vice President, Human Resources
----Al Hemenway, Vice President, Labor Relations
----Steve Farrow, President/CEO, Piedmont
----Keith Houk, President/CEO, PSA

Marketing
Led by Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing Scott Kirby
--Joe Beery, Senior Vice President/CIO
Reporting to Joe:
--Paul Lambert, Vice President, Facilities
--Andrew Nocella, Senior Vice President, Scheduling, Planning and Alliances
--Kerry Carstairs, Vice President, Reservations
--Travis Christ, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
--Randy Richards, Vice President, Cargo
--Open, Vice President, Revenue Management

Operations
Led by Executive Vice President, Operations Al Crellin
--Ed Bular, Vice President, Flight Operations
Reporting to Ed:
----Dave Seymour, Vice President, Operations Control and Planning
----Joe Chronic, Vice President, Flight Operations Integration
----Hal Heule, Senior Vice President, Safety & Regulatory Compliance
--Anthony Mulé, Senior Vice President, Customer Service
Reporting to Anthony:
----Ron Cole, Vice President, Inflight Services
----Donna Paladini, Vice President, Customer Service West
----Open, Vice President, Customer Service East
--John Prestifilippo, Senior Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering
Reporting to John:
----Rick Oehme, Vice President, Engineering & Quality

Public, Government, and Community Affairs
Led by Senior Vice President, Public Affairs C.A. Howlett
--Rosemary Murray, Vice President, Government Affairs

Corporate Communications
Led by Vice President, Corporate Communications Elise Eberwein
--Larry LeSueur, Vice President, Culture Integration
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RE: US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:14 pm

I'm less than thrilled. More detailed comments later.
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RE: US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:49 pm

Quoting A330323X (Thread starter):
--Open, Vice President, Revenue Management



Quoting A330323X (Thread starter):
----Open, Vice President, Customer Service East



Quoting A330323X (Reply 1):
I'm less than thrilled. More detailed comments later.

How about Edward Dolan, Vice President, Revenue Management, or Edward Dolan, Vice President, Customer Service East?

[Edited 2005-08-17 05:53:36]
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RE: US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:14 pm

There were some key US execs that were already known to be leaving (Ashby, Chiames, Glass, Lanier), so while some of their departures will be a shame, they're not a surprise.

Quoting A330323X (Thread starter):
--Derek Kerr, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Reporting to Derek:
----Mike Carreon, Vice President, Controller
----Dion Flannery, Vice President, Financial Analysis
----Kara Gin, Vice President, Financial Planning
----Tom Weir, Vice President, Treasurer

Very disappointed that Anita Beier will be leaving after the transition period. She's quite competent, and she'll be the last senior exec around at US from the financial side.

Quoting A330323X (Thread starter):
----John Hedblom, Vice President, Human Resources
----Al Hemenway, Vice President, Labor Relations

Neither is liked. One or the other I could have handled. Both is a bit much.

Quoting A330323X (Thread starter):
--Andrew Nocella, Senior Vice President, Scheduling, Planning and Alliances
--Kerry Carstairs, Vice President, Reservations
--Travis Christ, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
--Randy Richards, Vice President, Cargo
--Open, Vice President, Revenue Management

Very disappointed that Doug Leo, current US VP-International, is leaving. He's very competent. Also, with Baldanza/Biffle/Ashby all gone, he's one of the few people left with good knowledge of the successful international strategy that US has implemented. Nocella is good, though, as I've said.

Quoting A330323X (Thread starter):
Led by Executive Vice President, Operations Al Crellin

Needs no introduction.  Yeah sure

Quoting A330323X (Thread starter):
----Ron Cole, Vice President, Inflight Services

Well, they got rid of Sherry Groff. Finally one thing they did right.

Quoting A330323X (Thread starter):
----Hal Heule, Senior Vice President, Safety & Regulatory Compliance

Disappointed that Jim Schear is leaving, even though his current job is a waste of his talents. He went up against Crellin, and lost.

Quoting A330323X (Thread starter):
----Donna Paladini, Vice President, Customer Service West
----Open, Vice President, Customer Service East

A total disaster in the making. She's done such a killer job with the US side of things that they're now letting her run loose with the HP side. One can only hope it's a typo and they've got the jobs switched.

Quoting A330323X (Thread starter):
--John Prestifilippo, Senior Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering

Mechanics hate him. Probably here to reassure the FAA that there will be continuity in senior operational positions with him and Bular.

Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 2):
Edward Dolan, Vice President, Customer Service East?

Yeah, like I'm crazy enough to take on that mess.  Silly
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RE: US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:16 pm

I'm not at all familiar with many of the HP execs, so I'd welcome comments on them from the HP employees here.  Smile
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RE: US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:33 pm

Sales and Marketing Scott Kirby
Joe Beery, Senior Vice President/CIO

Whiz kid one and two.

Andrew Nocella, Senior Vice President, Scheduling, Planning and Alliances

Taught him everything he knows....great to have him back. he he

Travis Christ, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
--Randy Richards, Vice President, Cargo

Can't go wrong.... with Randy you don't know if your FedEx or a passenger Airline. He likes to book it. Great revenue. Now you know how we make $$$.

Open, Vice President, Revenue Management

I elect A330323X

Dave Seymour, Vice President, Operations Control and Planning
Joe Chronic, Vice President, Flight Operations Integration
Anthony Mulé, Senior Vice President, Customer Service

Power team and very well respected.

Ron Cole, Vice President, Inflight Services

Old AA, but we won't hold that against him. Nice guy. Take him out for a beer.

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs C.A. Howlett

You are not going find any better with his background and experience.

Larry LeSueur, Vice President, Culture Integration
This is my personal favorite....well, he is very well liked by his current people. He is currently the VP of PHX Hub Operations. He is still young and started out as a Ramper. He will be missed.

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RE: US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:44 pm

PhoenixX2-Can you nominate me Vice Persident, Customer Service East?  Wink  Silly
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RE: US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:09 pm

Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 6):
PhoenixX2-Can you nominate me Vice Persident, Customer Service East?

Sure, can't do any worse.
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RE: US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:40 pm

now you got me worried about the VP of Maintenance. I thought HP VP was good. How good is this US guy
 
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RE: US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:21 pm

US recently had a perfect total operation FAA maintenance inspection with zero issues/violations, which was said to be quite rare for major airlines.
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RE: US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:28 am

Quoting A330323X (Reply 3):
Very disappointed that Anita Beier will be leaving after the transition period. She's quite competent, and she'll be the last senior exec around at US from the financial side.



Quoting A330323X (Reply 3):
Very disappointed that Doug Leo, current US VP-International, is leaving. He's very competent. Also, with Baldanza/Biffle/Ashby all gone, he's one of the few people left with good knowledge of the successful international strategy that US has implemented.

For all their "competence", they were key decision makers unable to help steer US around. That makes them very incompetent in my books.

US was such a mess, not a single US executive should remain. Fire them all and start over.
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RE: US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:39 am

US was such a mess, not a single US executive should remain. Fire them all and start over.

If they were all fired this merger company would be doomed from the start. Instead, replace them strategically.
 
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RE: US/HP Announce Officers For Combined Company

Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:03 am

Quoting A330323X (Reply 4):
I'm not at all familiar with many of the HP execs, so I'd welcome comments on them from the HP employees here.

I have no issues with any of our people. Anthony Mule is wonderful...he is very approachable...I have emailed him a few times and he always writes back and offers help.

Elise and Larry are probably my favorites....I worked with Larry more when he was a station manager in PHX.

Good luck to all of them.
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