CWT has appointed Dale Eastlund as Vice President
- Supply Chain Partners.
20-year veteran of CWT, Dale oversees CWT’s strategy and
commercial relationships with supply chain partners.
He reports to
Vincent Chirico, SVP - Global Supply Chain Partners.
In his new role, Dale and his team will work
closely with online booking tools (OBTs) and other third party
platforms to further enhance the online booking experience for
travelers and travel managers.
“We are incredibly pleased to have Dale at the
helm of CWT’s supply chain partners’ strategy, which will benefit
greatly from his experience in the industry and his extensive
knowledge of the company,” said Vince Chirico. “OBTs are becoming
increasingly important as more customers are choosing to book
online, globally. Our OBT partners book more transactions than all
other channels combined. By strengthening our content aggregator
partnerships, Dale and his team will ensure that clients will have
access to all relevant content, which, in turn, will lead to a
virtuous cycle of greater online adoption.”
Prior to his new role, Dale laid the groundwork
for CWT’s strategy to effectively respond to the challenges and
opportunities of the airline industry’s
Capability (NDC), in his role as Senior Director for Third Party
Aggregators and, prior to that, Senior Director for Online Booking
Dale was also instrumental in setting up CWT’s Solutions
Group, the data analytics and consulting arm of CWT, in January
2000, and led CWT Solutions Group for the Americas.
four years with CWT’s Customer Organization team where he
successfully managed the company’s largest commercial account.
Dale began his career in the pricing area at
Northwest Airlines. He holds an MBA from the University of
Minnesota Carlson School of Management.
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