Horizon Air names Gary Beck President and Chief Executive Officer, and Constance von Muehlen Chief Operating Officer

SEATTLE – Alaska Air Group announced that Gary Beck will be Horizon Air‘s new boss and arch executive officer, and Constance von Muehlen will be a arch handling officer.

Beck is not a visitor to Alaska Air Group, carrying served Alaska Airlines from 2008 to Jun 2015 as clamp boss of moody operations. “Gary warranted a trust of his group and built a clever culture, implemented sound operational processes and invested wisely in technology, all to make Alaska’s Flight Operations classification one of a heading in a world,” pronounced Brad Tilden, authority and CEO of Alaska Air Group. “He is a seasoned personality with a extensive volume of glow in his belly, and we trust a Horizon Air colleagues will unequivocally suffer operative with him as he leads Horizon into a subsequent era.”

Von Muehlen is a former U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter commander and seven-year maestro of Alaska Airlines Maintenance and Engineering division. “Constance is an intensely clever leader,” pronounced Tilden. “Her reserve acumen, professionalism, and concentration on formula is proven, though in further to that she is a people person, famous for building clever teams and moving others. She, along with Gary, will maintain and strengthen a Horizon enlightenment and urge processes to position Horizon as a clever competitor.”

In his purpose during Alaska, Beck oversaw 1,600 pilots in Alaska, California and Washington and was obliged for ensuring a safe, arguable and agreeable moody operation. In addition, he introduced a airline’s Greener Skies initiative, and ushered in record game-changers such as commander iPads and a paperless moody deck. After timid from Alaska, Beck continued to offer as a airline’s nominee on a NextGen Advisory Committee Sub Committee (NACSC), where he testified before a U.S. Senate on a airline’s behalf. Since May 2016, he has led a corner Alaska Airlines/Virgin America formation group operative towards receiving a Single Operating Certificate.

He binds a certificate in negotiations from Harvard Law School, an executive government certificate from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and complicated aerospace engineering during Central Texas College and business administration during Northern Illinois University He is a competent commander on mixed aircraft with over 15,000 moody hours.

Von Muehlen was many recently handling executive of airframe, engine and member upkeep correct and overhaul. Before that, she served as executive of engine maintenance. During a final year, she led a formation of Virgin America‘s and Alaska’s upkeep operations. Prior to Alaska, von Muehlen spent 20 years in aviation upkeep care during Pratt and Whitney and during Air Canada. She perceived her initial care training as a captain in U.S. Army Aviation portion tours of avocation in Germany, Iraq, Turkey and Korea between 1990 and 1996.

She binds a bachelor’s grade from Johns Hopkins University, a certificate in Executive Leadership Training from Darden School during a University of Virginia and is a Six Sigma-certified black belt and master black belt in routine improvement. She is completing an executive MBA during a Foster School of Business, University of Washington this spring.

“There are a lot of certain things function during Horizon Air, including a introduction of new E-175 jets, a new commander training and career growth program, and really good operational opening in a final few months”, pronounced Tilden. “The further of Gary and Constance will do zero though strengthen Horizon in a years ahead.”

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