Perry Cantarutti has been named vice
president-reservations at Northwest
Airlines. He replaces Crystal Knotek, who was promoted to senior vice
president-ground operations in April 2006.
“Perry has held key leadership roles in marketing and
international at Northwest. His
customer-focused approach in these assignments made him the logical choice to
lead the reservations organization,” said Tim Griffin, executive vice
president-marketing and distribution.
“Perry’s experience overseeing call centers and managing marketing
programs, such as the WorldPerks frequent flyer program, throughout the
Asia/Pacific region will be a strong asset in his new assignment.”
Cantarutti, who will report to Griffin, will be responsible for
the management of the airline’s five domestic reservations call centers in
Baltimore, Chisholm, Minn., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle/Tacoma and Tampa,
Prior to being named vice president,
Cantarutti served as managing director - marketing and distribution
planning for Asia/Pacific since February
2002 and before that, was director-marketing and distribution planning.
Cantarutti joined Northwest in 1992 as an
analyst in domestic yield management.
He also has held key management positions within the airline’s marketing
and international divisions at the company’s headquarters in Eagan and also in
Northwest’s Japan office.
Cantarutti holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of
California - Berkeley and a master’s of business administration from