Delta Air Lines today announced
the election of Karl J. Krapek and Kenneth B. Woodrow to its Board of
Directors, effective immediately.
“We are delighted to have Karl Krapek and Ken Woodrow join our Board of
Directors,” said Delta’s non-executive Chairman of the Board John F.
Smith, Jr. “Their business experience, financial acumen and leadership
skills will expand the depth and range of Delta’s already strong and
Krapek, 55, retired as president and chief operating officer of United
Technologies Corporation (UTC) in January 2002. During his 20 year career
with UTC, Krapek served in several management positions, including
president of Otis Elevator Company; chairman, president and CEO of Carrier
Corporation; president and CEO of Pratt & Whitney; and executive vice
president of UTC.
Krapek serves on the Board of Directors of Lucent Technologies, Inc.,
Prudential Financial, Inc., and Visteon Corporation. He also serves as
vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University
System and chairs its Finance and Administration Committee.
He is a graduate of Kettering University with a bachelor’s degree in
Industrial Engineering. He earned a master’s degree in Industrial
Administration from Purdue University.
Woodrow, 59, retired as vice chairman of Target Corporation (Target) in
December 2000. During his 29 year career with Target, Woodrow served in
several management positions, including vice president of Distribution
Services, senior vice president of Administration, vice chairman and chief
financial officer, and president of Target Stores.
Woodrow serves on the Board of Directors of Duane Reade, Inc., and Shock
Doctor, Inc. He also serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of
Hamline University, and as a trustee of Groves Academy.
He is a graduate of Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard
Separately, Delta announced that George M.C. Fisher, 63, will retire from
the Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“During his five years as a Board member, George Fisher made many
contributions to Delta,” said Smith. “On behalf of the Board of Directors,
management and Delta employees, I would like to express our sincere
appreciation for his outstanding service.”