In his new role, Gilchrist assumes direct responsibility for revenue generation, customer satisfaction, and new sales as well as continuing the company`s relationships with its more than 200 global airlines customers. The Sales and Account Management organization Gilchrist will head is responsible for managing the customer sales process for Sabre Airline Solutions` Products and Services, Reservations and Consulting businesses.
Gilchrist has been with the company since 1995, most recently as vice president of Strategic Accounts, a role he assumed in 2001. In this position, he led the account teams for Sabre Airline Solution`s largest customers, including the software applications development, enhancement, project delivery and maintenance on key airline accounts.
Prior to the Strategic Accounts position, Gilchrist had oversight for the company`s emerging businesses, outsourcing initiatives, Asia/Pacific sales and marketing, and regional sales in Australia. Prior to joining Sabre Airline Solutions, he held sales and management positions with Unisys and SAP.
“Greg`s depth of experience in working with airlines to address market conditions, especially in the current environment, will be extremely valuable to our global community of airline customers,” said Tom Klein, group president of Sabre Airline Solutions. “Greg will ensure our focus remains on delivering value and solutions that provide a quick ROI—which is essential in the current market. He will also continue the momentum of growth of Sabre Airline Solutions in all regions of the world—a growth that is the result of providing affordable, integrated solutions across the full breadth of airline operations and across all airline segments—from regional and low cost carriers to the major network carriers.”
Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world`s largest provider of software products, reservation and departure control systems and consulting services to help airlines simplify operations and lower costs. Over 200 airlines worldwide use Sabre`s broad portfolio of software solutions for decision-support tools to increase revenues and improve operations. More than 70 airlines worldwide rely on Sabre Airline Solutions for their reservation and departure control systems, with 16 new carriers and eight renewals signing in 2002. In addition, more than 100 clients worldwide have turned to Sabre Airline Solutions consulting group for strategic, commercial and operational consulting. More than 300 contracts were signed in 2002 within Sabre Airline Solutions.