American Airlines has appointed Kenji Hashimoto
to the position of Vice President-Strategic Alliances and Don
Casey to the position of Vice President-Revenue Management.
"The Vice President-Strategic Alliances manages
our global alliances, international planning activities, interline
product distribution, regulatory affairs, and leads and oversees
American's Joint Business Agreement activities, which will be a
significant part of our competitiveness, revenue generation and
profitability," said Virasb Vahidi, American's Senior Vice
President-Planning. "Kenji has an extremely broad, long-term
background in managing several key departments at American. We are
confident that he will excel in this new opportunity."
joined American in 1998 and has held a series of managerial
positions of increasing responsibility within the Finance and
Planning organization. Most recently, he served as Managing
Director-Airline Profitability and Financial Analysis, where his
responsibilities included the financial aspects of the JBA. Among
his previous assignments, Hashimoto served as American's Managing
Director-Investor Relations and Managing Director-Finance for
American's Europe / Pacific Division.
Hashimoto earned a
Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School
of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor's Degree
in Physics from Harvey Mudd College. Hashimoto, his wife, and two
children live in Coppell, Texas.
The appointment of Don
Casey is to replace long-time Vice President-Revenue Management
Scott Nason, who recently retired after 29 years with the company.
Casey will be responsible for American's fare pricing and yield
"Don's broad, deep, and
extensive management background and experience at American, and
Canadian Airlines previously, clearly makes him the right choice
to assume this key leadership role," said Vahidi. "We appreciate
Don's efforts over the past few years to further strengthen
American's global alliances and partnerships, as well as his work
with British Airways and Iberia on the formation of the JBA."
Casey earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration
from the University of British Columbia, as well as a Bachelor's
Degree in Mathematics from the University of Alberta. Casey joined
American in 2000 as Managing Director-Capacity Planning. He most
recently served as American's Managing Director-International
Planning. Prior to joining American, he was Senior Vice
President-Planning at Canadian Airlines, responsible for Revenue
Management, Capacity Planning, Alliances and Fleet Planning.
Casey, his wife, and three children live in Southlake, Texas.
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