SEATTLE, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named 20-year airline maintenance and operations veteran Greg Mays vice president of labor relations. In his new role Mays will be responsible for all labor matters at Alaska Airlines and lead the collective bargaining process for the airline. He will officially transition to the position on Jan. 15, 2016.
"This is an incredibly critical role in our strategy and overall business. At Alaska Airlines, we pride ourselves on our outstanding relationships with our labor groups, which is a core tenant to our operational success," said Ben Minicucci, Alaska Airlines' chief operating officer and executive vice president.
"Greg has proven himself to be a skilled and effective leader during his tenure in maintenance and engineering. With his relentless focus on safety, collaborative personality and strong people focus, Greg is well suited to further enhance relationships with labor leaders and employees throughout the company."
Previously, Mays served as Alaska's vice president of maintenance and engineering. Prior to joining Alaska, Mays spent 13 years in operations at Delta Air Lines, where he managed a variety of teams including global cargo operations, Atlanta ramp operations and more. Mays began his career with The Boeing Company as a Design/Test Engineer on the International Space Station program.
Greg holds an aerospace engineering degree from The University of Alabama and an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta. Learn more at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregmays.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines' newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.
SOURCE Alaska Airlines