APPLETON, Wis., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation today announced it has promoted Bob Frisch to the position of vice president of flight operations, reporting directly to President and CEO James Rankin. In his new role, Frisch will assume responsibility for all flight operations as well as inflight services.
"Bob is a strong leader with great operational vision," noted Rankin. "In Bob's former role as managing director of flight operations, he demonstrated a high level of leadership and is well respected among the senior leadership team. With his unique combination of leadership qualities and operational experience, I'm confident Bob will take our flight and inflight organizations to greater heights of operational excellence and economic efficiency."
Frisch said, "I am happy to accept these additional responsibilities here at Air Wisconsin, and am looking forward to building upon the success of the flight and inflight operations and its team members."
Frisch brings extensive knowledge and experience to his new role. Since joining Air Wisconsin in 1999 as a line pilot, Frisch has assumed increasing responsibility in the positions of Dornier 328 (DO-328) fleet manager, chief pilot and most recently, managing director of flight operations. Frisch also serves on the Regional Airline Association's (RAA) Regional Operations Council.
Frisch, who was a line pilot for Great Lakes Aviation prior to joining Air Wisconsin, completed undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota; and later received his Juris Doctorate from Concord University School of Law. He also holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and is qualified on the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ).
Air Wisconsin, the largest privately held regional airline in the United States, operates as US Airways Express, scheduling nearly 500 departures per day to 70 cities in 26 states and two Canadian provinces. The fleet includes 70 Canadair Regional Jets (CRJ-200). Additionally, Air Wisconsin performs ground-handling services for United Express at United's Washington Dulles International hub and 22 other cities throughout the country.
Additional information can be found at www.airwis.com.
SOURCE Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation