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Greg Mays Joins Alaska Airlines as Managing Director of Airframe, Engine and Component MRO

Monday, December 05, 2011

Greg Mays Joins Alaska Airlines as Managing Director of Airframe, Engine and Component MRO08:00 EST Monday, December 05, 2011SEATTLE, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Greg Mays has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of airframe, engine and component MRO (maintenance repair and overhaul). Mays will manage heavy airframe maintenance and its oversight process as well as engine and component heavy maintenance for the airline."I'm pleased to welcome Greg to our maintenance and engineering team here at Alaska Airlines," said Fred Mohr, vice president of maintenance and engineering. "He comes with proven skills of leading, growing and championing continuous improvement initiatives within complex business operations."Mays began his aviation career at Boeing Co. as a senior engineer working on NASA-related programs, including the space station. He later moved to Delta Air Lines and held several positions of increasing responsibility in maintenance, including manager of enterprise planning, general manager of engine maintenance operations, director of below-wing operations and, most recently, managing director of global cargo operations.Mays earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama and an MBA from Emory University. At Alaska Airlines he replaces Yvonne Daverin, who recently became vice president of maintenance and engineering for Alaska Air Group sister carrier, Horizon Air.Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction Studies(SM). For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at Alaska AirlinesFor further information: Marianne Lindsey, +1-206-392-5101