Midwest Express Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MEH) today announced the appointment of Randall K. Smith as vice president of Sales and Distribution. Smith is responsible for passenger, charter and cargo sales activities; call center operations; and electronic distribution systems for Milwaukee-based Midwest Express Airlines.
Smith joins Midwest Express with 20 years of career experience in the airline industry. Serving in various senior management capacities, he has led significant marketing, sales and advertising efforts at five major airlines. In his most recent position with TWA, Smith led the airline`s worldwide scheduling operation as vice president of Scheduling. Additionally, he played a key role in the integration of TWA with American Airlines.
“Randy`s background in both sales and distribution strategies is a wonderful complement to our staff,” said Thomas J. Vick, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “As Midwest Express moves forward with its long-term growth plans, we`re confident Randy`s leadership and experience will help us further improve on the unparalleled travel experience passengers have come to expect from us.”
Smith holds a bachelor`s degree in human development and family studies from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. He started his career in the academic field before joining an East Coast-based airline as general manager of Marketing.
Midwest Express Airlines features nonstop jet service to major destinations throughout the United States. Astral Aviation, Inc. - its wholly owned subsidiary - operates Skyway Airlines, The Midwest Express Connection, which offers connections to Midwest Express as well as point-to-point service between select markets on regional jet and turboprop aircraft. Together, the airlines fly to 51 cities.