FORT WORTH, Texas, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Airline trade group Airlines for America honored American Airlines executive David Seymour today with the Engineering, Maintenance and Materiel Council 2015 Nuts and Bolts Award, which recognizes exceptional service contributions in commercial aviation engineering or maintenance.
Seymour, American's senior vice president, Technical Operations, received the award, now in its 49th year, at the annual MRO Americas Conference in Miami Beach, Fla. Seymour was this year's winner in the individual airline category.
"David was selected on the strength of his nomination and his reputation in the industry," said Robert Ireland, Managing Director, Engineering and Maintenance for A4A. "The EMMC had many great nominations this year, however, we were really impressed that David helped bring together two teams from two different airlines, all while improving operational performance and continuing to remain focused on safety."
"This honor demonstrates David's commitment to the solid foundation of safety and compliance that American is built on," said Robert Isom, COO, American Airlines. "Thanks to his leadership, our Technical Operations team is well-positioned to support the largest airline in the world and has improved our reliability at the same time it was playing a key role in helping American achieve a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration. I am glad that our industry colleagues have chosen to recognize David for his contributions."
Seymour brings more than two decades of logistics and operational experience to American Airlines. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Northwestern University and served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer before starting his aviation career with America West Airlines in 1999. He held several management positions at US Airways after its merger with America West in 2005.
(Editor's Note: The name of the group presenting the award, the Engineering, Maintenance and Materiel Council, is spelled correctly. "Materiel" in the commercial distribution context comprises the items being moved by the services of or as the products of the business, as distinct from those involved in operating the business itself.)
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