UAL Corporation, parent of United Airlines, announced today that it named
David Wing its new Vice President and Controller. Wing is the former
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ATA Airlines, and
has also worked at American Airlines, where he managed financial aspects
of the airline’s international expansion. At United, Wing will oversee the processing and reporting of all financial
transactions, including statutory reporting. He will also be responsible
for maintaining effective internal controls over financial reporting and
the efficient and effective operation of the company’s accounts payable,
payroll, passenger and cargo revenue accounting worldwide, and
Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 implementation. His appointment is effective
Jan. 3, 2005.
Wing will work in United’s world headquarters in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
and will report to Jake Brace, United’s Executive Vice President, Chief
Financial Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer.
“Dave brings to United valuable knowledge on a range of industry issues
and extensive experience in airline financial management,” Brace said.
“This will be critical to United as we complete our restructuring and exit
The role of controller opened this year when former United Controller Lynn
Hughitt was appointed to the role of Vice President for Compensation and
At ATA, Wing oversaw all aspects of accounting and financial reporting
including SEC compliance, in addition to tax planning and compliance,
Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 implementation, long-term strategic planning,
banking and cash management. Prior to his appointment as CFO in early
2003, Wing was ATA’s Vice President and Controller.
From 1983 to 1994, Wing worked at American Airlines in several accounting
and financial positions. He spent several years in London managing
financial aspects of American’s service expansion into Europe and also
helped develop American’s financial and accounting plan for its Latin
Wing is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Masters in Business
Administration and began his career as an auditor.