SEATTLE, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has promoted Constance von Muehlen to managing director of airframe, engine and component maintenance repair and overhaul. In her role within the airline's Maintenance & Engineering Division, von Muehlen will lead maintenance teams, supplier operations associated with products, and Alaska's materials and stores organization.
A veteran who flew Black Hawk helicopters in the U.S. Army, von Muehlen previously served as Alaska Airlines' director of engine maintenance. Before joining the airline in 2011, she spent 20 years in aviation maintenance, including her role as general manager of Pratt and Whitney Canada's service center in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, and as director of airframe maintenance at Air Canada.
"While safety and compliance is our number one mission at Alaska Airlines, continuous improvement and innovation are clearly important, as well," said Greg Mays. "Constance is a proven leader in process management who fully understands the importance of quality, safety and innovation in our airline's future growth. She brings incredible energy and expertise to our team."
In addition to serving in the U.S. Army, von Muehlen is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.
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SOURCE Alaska Airlines