WestJet has named Charles (Chuck) Crowder as its new vice-president, sales and distribution. Crowder who starts his new job on April 29, 2019 will report to WestJet’s chief commercial officer, Arved von zur Muehlen.
Crowder has over 28 years of experience as a sales leader in the global travel and aviation industry, most recently with 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, Crowder held various sales leadership and general management positions with United Airlines and Continental Airlines in the United States and Europe.
Commenting on the appointment, Arved von zur Muehlen said: “I look forward to Chuck’s arrival at WestJet. 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.”