CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) today announced that William (Bill) Nuti is joining its Board of Directors effective today.
Nuti is chairman, CEO and president of NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies. Since his arrival at NCR in 2005, Nuti has orchestrated a highly successful reinvention of the global technology company. Prior to joining NCR, Nuti served as president and CEO of Symbol Technologies, Inc. Nuti joined Symbol from Cisco Systems, Inc. where he served in the dual role of senior vice president of the company's Worldwide Service Provider Operations and senior vice president of U.S. Theater Operations.
"Bill is a great addition to our board of directors," said UAL Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Smisek. "Bill has unique experience helping businesses connect with their customers using technology, and he will be a tremendous asset as we expand our online, mobile and customer self-service options at United."
"Technology is rapidly transforming how consumers connect, interact and transact with business," said Nuti. "I look forward to joining the United board as the company continues to explore new ways of delivering an omni-channel experience to consumers."
Nuti is a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology advisory board and a Long Island University trustee. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance and economics from Long Island University.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,300 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom, economy-class seating than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on more than 200 aircraft, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale investments in its fleet. In 2013, United continues to modernize its fleet by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company will have launched 14 new international and 19 new domestic routes, including the addition of seven new cities to its network, by the end of 2013. Business Traveler magazine awarded United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for nine consecutive years. According to the 4th annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in May 2013, United has the most saver-style award-seat availability among the largest U.S. global airlines. Air Transport World named United as the Eco-Aviation Airline of the Year Gold Winner in 2013. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 195 countries via 28 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
SOURCE United Airlines