Seven New Executives On Board At Delta And They All Report To
Gerald Grinstein is
indeed "the man" at Delta. Five months after being picked to run
the airline, Grinstein Wednesday chose seven people to run the
company underneath him -- all of whom report directly to him. There
is no president of Delta. There's no heir to the throne, according
to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The 71-year old Grinstein
(below) is the king of Delta.
The Atlanta paper reports the "Delta Seven" include Paul Matsen,
44, who becomes marketing chief; Joe Kolshak, 47, the new
operations czar; and Lee Macenczak, 42, who moves from the
marketing division to head human resources.Vicki Escarra, an
executive vice president and the sole holdover from the prior
executive team, gives up marketing oversight to focus on customer
"I think what Jerry's trying to do is flatten the organization,"
said Matsen. "We're trying to build an organization that is able to
focus on customers and that has very straightforward lines of
responsibility. We clearly face some big challenges in the future,"
said Matsen. "We believe that this is a team that can work well