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Expert in Airlines, Aviation

Expert ID: 732303 New York, USA

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Expert is an independent airline and aviation industry analyst and consultant. He is founder and principal of a consulting ifirm specializing in the identification, development and implementation of structural improvements to industry productivity, distribution and profitability. He has 35 years of increasing responsibility and direct experience in the passenger airline industry in a broad range of disciplines, including finance, business and resource planning, information and service systems development, marketing, sales, and general management, both domestic and international in scope. He has served as an Officer at three U.S. flag major and international airlines, and as a senior executive of a fourth major carrier, spanning premium-service domestic and international hub specialists through the lowest-cost, longest-haul, largest aircraft operators for civilian and U.S. Department of Defense clients. He was elected a member of the IATA Information Management Committee. His consulting experience spans more than 90 top-level engagements with client firms on five continents, including numerous repeat assignments and lengthy, on-site implementations. He co-developed with Airline Automation, Inc. the Predatorâ„¢ PC-based electronic flight firming, distribution cost control and reservations productivity enhancement software product. During a two-year implementation engagement at Tower Air, he was retained to serve as Executive Officer responsible for all aspects of marketing, services, systems and planning, resulting in record results for the client: profit, service enhancement, systems modernization, operational reliability and performance, distribution cost control and top line revenue growth.

Expert is an independent airline industry analyst and consultant. He is founder and principal of an eponymous consulting firm specializing in the identification, development and implementation of structural improvements to industry productivity, distribution and profitability. His consulting experience spans more than 90 top-level engagements with client firms on five continents, including numerous repeat assignments and lengthy on-site implementations.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: M.S. Subject: Transportation/Management Institution: MIT
Year: 1975 Degree: B.S. Subject: Aeronautics and Astronautics Institution: MIT

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1993 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert serves as principal of an airline industry analysis and consulting firm serving airlines, airframe manufacturers, airline investors, airline suppliers, including labor.
Years: 1991 to 1993 Employer: SIMAT, HELLIESEN & EICHNER, INC. Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities: He was principal of an airline-specialist consulting firm, where he was responsible for developing long-term client engagements. He developed an international portfolio and launched restructuring and labor advisories.
Years: 1988 to 1991 Employer: Trans World Airlines, Inc. Title: Vice President Department: Marketing Responsibilities: Expert engaged in top line revenue and contribution margin; Marketing, Planning, Research, ancillary services and revenue development.
Years: 1985 to 1988 Employer: Pan American World Airways, Inc. Title: Vice President Department: Marketing Responsibilities: He was responsible for top-line revenue strategy and measurement; Marketing and Product Planning, Marketing Information Systems, Electronic Distribution; Strategic Alliances; and Loyalty Programs.
Years: 1977 to 1985 Employer: American Airlines, Inc. Title: Director Department: Finance, Planning, Marketing Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for Economic and Resource Planning, Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Fleet and Network Planning, Marketing Strategy and Marketing Programs Implementation.
Years: 1974 to 1977 Employer: MIT Flight Transportation Laboratory Title: Research Assistant Department: Airline and Aviation Research Responsibilities: He engaged and performed FAA-funded airline, airport, air traffic control and network planning projects.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to 2008 Country / Region: South Africa Summary: Strategy consultant to South African AIrways Express
Years: 1999 to 2001 Country / Region: South Africa Summary: Strategy consultant to South African AIrways
Years: 1993 to 1993 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Restructuring consultant to Mexicana de Avacion
Years: 1991 to 1992 Country / Region: Sri Lanka Summary: Restructuring consultant to Air Lanka
Years: 1992 to 1993 Country / Region: South Korea Summary: Restructuring consultant to Asiana Airlines

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Sigma Xi, National Research Honorary; MIT Chapter
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; MIT Chapter
Wings Club International; 1985
IATA Information Management Committee; appointed 1987
Transportation Research Board of the National Academies; 2003
Licenses / Certifications
FAA PP-SEL certificate, 11/1971
Professional Appointments
Outside Director, Airline Automation, Inc.; 1984-2004 and sale to Amadeus LP, now dba Amadeus Revenue Integrity, Inc.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Commercially proficient

Fields of Expertise

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