Northwest Airlines announced today the promotion of Glenn Woythaler to Vice President å- Atlantic region. He will have responsibility for Northwestå‘s finance, operations, sales and marketing activities in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. He replaces Dick Johnson, who is retiring from Northwest Airlines after 30 years of service.
Woythaler, currently serves as Northwest’s Systems Operations Center (SOC) vice president crew and performance analysis. Since joining Northwest in 1992, he has held a number of senior positions in sales and SOC. Prior to Northwest, he served in management positions in financial planning and marketing with American Airlines. Woythaler received a Master of Business Administration degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University.
“Glenn`s leadership positions in finance, marketing and operations make him uniquely qualified for his new position at Northwest,” said Phil Haan, executive vice president international, sales and information services. “He will play a pivotal role in helping forge even stronger ties between Northwest Airlines and our partner KLM as well as leading the company’s Atlantic region.”
Commenting on Johnson, Haan continued, “Dick has played a key role in coordinating sales, marketing and operations matters between Northwest and KLM. We thank him for his 30 years of service to Northwest Airlines and wish him well as he retires.”
Johnson began his career at Northwest in 1972 as a sales representative in Boston. While at Northwest, he has held various sales management positions in the United States, including District Sales Manager Boston, Director of National Sales and Managing Director - Corporate and Agency Sales. In 1998, he was appointed vice president- Europe, Middle East, South-Asia and Africa.
Northwest Airlines is the world`s fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam and more than 1,700 daily departures. With its travel partners, Northwest serves nearly 750 cities in almost 120 countries on six continents.