CHICAGO, May 27, 2003 - UAL Corp. (OTCBB: UALAQ.OB) today announced that Dipak C. Jain, Dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, has joined its board of directors.
Dean Jain has been a member of the Kellogg School faculty since 1987 and was appointed dean in 2001.Ê As the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies and a professor of marketing, his teaching focuses on marketing research, new products and services, and probabilistic and statistical models in marketing.Ê His research portfolio includes, among other disciplines, market segmentation and competitive market structure analysis, and cross-cultural issues in global marketing.
Dean Jain is also a visiting professor of marketing at a number of colleges and universities around the world.Ê He serves on the boards of directors of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, John Deere, Hartmarx Corporation and Peoples Energy.Ê He has also consulted with a variety of Fortune 500 corporations.
“Dean Jain is a leading-edge thinker with much practical business experience who will provide different and valuable perspectives to United’s board deliberations,” said Glenn Tilton, United’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.Ê “We’re particularly delighted that he’s joining us now, as we reevaluate our approach to the marketplace and our customer relationships.”
“I look forward to working with Glenn Tilton, the United board and United’s management team,” said Dean Jain.Ê “The company has made impressive strides in recent months, and I believe it will forge even stronger bonds with its loyal customer base as it develops product and service offerings that bolster its premier position among business and leisure travelers alike.Ê I’m also pleased that this appointment will enable United and the Kellogg School of Management to strengthen their relationship.”
Dean Jain has authored more than thirty articles published in major academic journals, and he recently co-authored the book Marketing Moves with Kellogg Professor Phillip Kotler.
United operates more than 1,500 flights a day on a route network that spans the globe.Ê News releases and other information about United Airlines can be found at the company’s website,Êwww.united.com.