Eos Airlines has added two key positions to its executive management team.Respected travel industry veteran Toby Joseph has been appointed Executive Vice President of Global Sales with offices in New York and London. At the same time, John Morgan, seasoned in the international airline business, has been named Vice President of Europe and General Manager, United Kingdom, based in Eos’ London operation, and will be reporting to Joseph.
“The opportunity to add executives of the caliber of Toby Joseph and John Morgan to the executive team marks an important strategic move for Eos at this time,” said David Spurlock, Eos founder and chief executive officer. “Our growth over the first six months, including a 74% sales gain in April vs. March, and the extraordinarily positive response from business travelers has borne out our business model. Toby and John’s expertise will help take Eos to the next level, as we grow the airline’s reach.”
At Eos, Toby Joseph will oversee the airline’s global sales effort, utilizing his extensive experience in worldwide travel sales and development. Joseph commented, “Eos has established a level of premium class service that is clearly setting a new benchmark in the industry. I’m excited about joining Eos during this time of growth and tremendous opportunity.” Joseph most recently served as global chief operating officer of TQ3 Travel Solutions, an international travel management company which he was recruited to launch in 2000 by owner Tui AG. Over a six year period, Joseph led the international development process, assisting in the company’s growth to a $12 billion entity employing 12,000 people and operating in 100 countries.
He had responsibility for all commercial and customer facing areas, including sales, marketing, account management, supplier relations and network development.
Prior to his tenure with TQ3 Travel Solutions, Joseph served as vice president sales - Europe and the Middle East for Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a company he joined in 1987 as business development manager for the city of London.
From his entry position at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Joseph progressed to regional sales posts for Europe, and the Middle East, the latter promotion moving his base of operation from London to the company’s international headquarters in Paris in 1991. Returning to London in 1998, he assumed responsibility for sales and marketing across the U.K., Netherlands, Ireland and Nordics. Upon his 1998 promotion to vice president sales - Europe and the Middle East, he returned to Paris where he remained until joining TQ3.
John Morgan joins Eos from GB Airways where he had served as commercial director since 2004. Morgan started his career in airlines in 1988 when he joined British Airways in Melbourne, rising up management ranks in marketing and operations until he became general manager business sales/UK/I, a post he held until leaving in 2000. His tenure at British Airways provided Morgan with experience in many parts of the globe, including New Zealand, the South Pacific, Europe, the Mediterranean and the U.K.
“I am thrilled to be joining Eos at a time when the airline is achieving fantastic sales growth and continues to receive stellar service reviews from its guests and the media at large,” said Morgan.
Morgan joined British Midland as director of sales and marketing in 2000. While there, he led the rebranding of the airline and spearheaded development of its first long haul product. From British Midland, he broadened his career experience with a travel management company, Travel Force, where he served as chief executive officer.