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Gerald Grinstien Exits As DL CEO Officially

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:46 am
by SLCUT2777
http://www.ajc.com/business/content/.../2007/08/31/grinstein_0831web.html
As of tomorrow Richard Anderson will officially take the helm at DL. Mr Grinstein had quite the send-off as he left DL Headquarters and drove off to ATL for a morning flight to his hometown of SEA, where he started his career as a corporate attorney for a big law firm and eventually found his way into Western Airlines, Burlington Northern Railway and three and a half years ago Delta Air Lines.

RE: Gerald Grinstien Exits As DL CEO Officially

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:13 am
by Alitalia744
Great man. Best of luck Gerry!

RE: Gerald Grinstien Exits As DL CEO Officially

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:18 pm
by deltal1011man
Will miss him very very much (Jim too!!)

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 1):
Great man. Best of luck Gerry!

can't say much more than that

RE: Gerald Grinstien Exits As DL CEO Officially

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:36 pm
by bucky707
Goodbye Gerry, and thank you.

RE: Gerald Grinstien Exits As DL CEO Officially

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:04 am
by WesternA318
Amen to those replies and a very heartfelt farewell to one of the few great CEO's of this decade.

RE: Gerald Grinstien Exits As DL CEO Officially

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:03 am
by Mach3
I am proud to have met Gerry! In the few hours with him he displayed his common sense ! I wish that all CEO's had his knowledge and common sense. American industry would be far better off if CEO's were like him. Let's just hope that the new CEO has learned from Gerry's leadership !!!!!!!!! During all his GREAT work, Gerry never forgot the common man. The people of Delta from the rampers right on up tho management. The investor's and above all the customer's of Delta.


Long live the Spirit of Delta and Gerry !!!!!!!!!

RE: Gerald Grinstien Exits As DL CEO Officially

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:06 am
by Delta4eva
Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 1):
Great man. Best of luck Gerry!

Best of luck JERRY! Although his name is Gerald, he goes by JERRY.

RE: Gerald Grinstien Exits As DL CEO Officially

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:44 am
by floridaflyboy
Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 4):
Amen to those replies and a very heartfelt farewell to one of the few great CEO's of this decade.

So true, man! He was one of the good guys!

RE: Gerald Grinstien Exits As DL CEO Officially

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:59 am
by SLCUT2777
Quoting Mach3 (Reply 5):
American industry would be far better off if CEO's were like him. Let's just hope that the new CEO has learned from Gerry's leadership !!!!!!!!!

 checkmark  Couldn't be better said. He made my day when he turned down a $10 million stock-option bonus earlier this year. Could the same be said about Glenn Tilton over at UA? Gerald Auprey at AA?
Gerry will be a consultant to DL for the next little while (1-2 years I've heard) so not all good airline CEO's just walk away from their careers, they just fade away like any old soldier!  biggrin