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US Airways fills key IT roles

US Airways has announced two new executive appointments in its Information Technologies group. Approved earlier today by the airline’s board of directors, Alan Ferayorni has been named vice president, IT infrastructure and Kevin Riccoboni has been named vice president, technology delivery for airline operations. Both executives will report directly to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Joe Beery.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Al and Kevin join our team,” said Beery. “The technology support needs of an airline our size are vast and the complexity of our systems cannot be overstated. Both Al and Kevin bring the necessary breadth and depth to help lead the IT team as we support our current technology and explore future applications that support our key company objectives surrounding improved reliability and convenience.”

Background on Alan Ferayorni

Ferayorni will oversee IT infrastructure, which includes approximately 18,000 personal computers and the airline’s self service check-in kiosks. He will also oversee the airline’s mainframe server environment and all data center operation and support functions.

“Information technology systems touch every area of our business and are critical to the reliable operation of our airline and the convenience of our customers,” Beery said. “Alan has extensive experience tying technology to the business needs of large organizations, and we are delighted to welcome him to US Airways.”


Ferayorni, 57, has 35 years of IT experience and joins US Airways from Motorola where he was senior director, information technology (corporate group). He holds a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from St. John’s University in New York City.

Background on Kevin Riccoboni

Riccoboni’s position consolidates US Airways’ software development, and support for all of the operations systems, under one individual.

“Kevin has done an outstanding job overseeing operationally critical and complicated assignments, most recently coordinating all of our systems integration work over the past two years as we moved to a single operating certificate,” Beery said. “In his new role, Kevin will lead initiatives to develop and deploy new technology to our operational group, which includes crew resources, airport automation, technical operations and reservations.”

Riccoboni, 46, joined the airline in 2001 as director, business technology delivery, supporting the technical operations and safety organizations. In June 2004, he was promoted to managing director, business technology delivery, supporting US Airways technical operations, safety, flight operations, in-flight and crew resources organizations.

Riccoboni spent 18 years at Motorola serving in various managerial positions within manufacturing and information systems in that company’s semiconductor sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Western International University in Phoenix.