WS Selects U.S. Executive To Take On VP Sales & Distribution Role
WestJet has named Charles (Chuck) Crowder as Vice-President, Sales and Distribution, reporting to Chief Commercial Officer Arved von zur Muehlen. Crowder starts his new position on 20APR.
The executive’s qualifications include more than 28 years of experience as a sales leader in the global travel and aviation industry. He brings skills WestJet was looking for to support the airline’s aggressive expansion plans and in developing the opportunities presented by the Delta joint venture.
Crowder joins WestJet most recently from Avis Budget Group where he served as Vice-President, Global Accounts and Cross Border Sales, in charge of developing the global sales strategy with large corporate and travel management companies.
Prior to that, Chuck held various sales leadership and general management positions with United Airlines and Continental Airlines in the United States and Europe.
“I look forward to Chuck’s arrival at WestJet,” said von zur Muehlen. “We are looking to expand our distribution capabilities in support of WestJet’s global growth and transformation to a network airline and Chuck’s diverse experience is well-suited for WestJet to challenge the incumbents in these markets.”