Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation Names New Managing Director of Information Technology

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Air Wisconsin today announced it has promoted Jeff Joy to the position of Managing Director of Information Technology.

Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation today announced it has promoted Jeff Joy to the position of Managing Director of Information Technology, reporting directly to Executive Vice President and CFO, Christine Deister. In his new role, Joy will lead the IT department and team members in their corporate-wide support of maximizing efficiency and continuous improvement, while aligning technology solutions to evolving company needs through speed of delivery, expanding business intelligence, providing service flexibility and maintaining a highly stable and reliable IT infrastructure.

“Jeff is an energetic, team centric leader with a demonstrated focus on evaluating fresh ideas and finding creative solutions,” noted Deister. “With his unique combination of leadership qualities and operational/technical experience, I'm confident Jeff will lead our outstanding IT team to even greater heights in supporting the Company with innovative technology solutions.”

Joy said, “I am pleased to be taking on the leadership role of the Information Technology team at Air Wisconsin, and am looking forward to building upon the success of supporting the airline’s technology needs.”

Joy brings extensive knowledge and experience to his new role. Since joining Air Wisconsin in 2006 as Director of Application Development, he moved over to lead the company’s SOC team consisting of Crew Planning, Aircraft Scheduling, Crew Scheduling, and Dispatch departments where he increased productivity and effectiveness within those areas. He also managed monthly pilot and flight attendant schedules to maximize efficiency and cost effectiveness while maintaining operational reliability, and ensured that crew planning and crew scheduling staff remained compliant in administering the relevant sections of the ALPA and AFA collective bargaining agreements.

Prior to Air Wisconsin, Joy was the Manager of Application Development and Support for Skyservice Airlines, a charter airline in Toronto, where he was also involved in the start-up of a scheduled airline (Roots Air). He also served on a core team setting up international wet lease programs for MyTravel, Pegasus Airlines and Khalifa Airways (U.K, Turkey and Algeria).

Jeff holds a Civil Engineering Degree and a diploma in Applied Information Technology. He is a member of the Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS).

Air Wisconsin, the largest privately held regional airline in the United States, operates as US Airways Express, scheduling nearly 500 departures per day to 70 cities in 26 states and two Canadian provinces. The fleet includes 70 Canadair Regional Jets (CRJ-200). Additionally, Air Wisconsin performs ground-handling services for United Express at United’s Washington Dulles International hub and 22 other cities throughout the country.
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