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November 13, 2010

Southwest Names New Vice President of Operations Coordination Center

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By: BNO News
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Southwest Airlines on Friday announced the naming of Captain Jeff Martin as the new Vice President of the Operations Coordination Center (OCC).

Southwest 737-300 N359SW

Early morning departure out of Islip by a 737-300 (N359SW).

Captain Martin brings to Southwest more than two decades of aviation experience to the carrier’s leadership position. He recently served as Southwest’s Assistant Director of Operations.

“We are pleased to have Jeff leading our extraordinary OCC Team as we head into an extremely exciting time for Southwest,” said Greg Wells, Southwest Airlines Senior Vice President Operations. “Jeff’s leadership, knowledge, and vision will be key as we prepare the operation for 2011 and beyond.”

Southwest’s OCC plays a large role in both the strategic and tactical decision-making of the more than 3,100 daily flights across 69 cities. The center is in charge of ensuring the safe and timely operation of Southwest Airlines.

Martin began his career with Southwest Airlines in 1990 as a jet pilot. He maintains his status as Southwest Captain/Check Pilot and civilian flight instructor. His past experiences gives him a wealth of operational and regulatory expertise that is expected to be implemented at the OCC.

Martin was instrumental in leading the Southwest Airlines RNP program and numerous change initiatives within Flight Operations. The new OCC Vice President is currently leading the evaluation efforts as Southwest’s Business Delivery Leader for the Boeing-800 integration project.