Brendan Hickman Joins UBM Aviation as Chief Commercial Officer

Dépèche transmise le 20 juillet 2009 par PRNewswire

LONDON, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Brendan Hickman, founder and managing partner of Transportation Management Group, is to join UBM Aviation as Chief Commercial Officer. UBM Aviation ) is a leading provider of aviation data and information products, publications and events for the global aviation community. Brendan will have global responsibility for sales and marketing of UBM Aviation's portfolio for the air travel and transport industries, including the OAG data business, and will lead the company's corporate marketing initiatives. He takes up his post today, 20 July, and will be based in the U.S. at the company's office in Chicago.

Brendan has successfully developed, managed, and sold business and technology solutions to the transportation and logistics market for over thirty years. His experience includes 15 years with NCR/Teradata Corp as Vice President Travel and Transportation; and 20 years with Continental Airlines and its technology subsidiary, SystemOne, including Vice President Marketing and Sales of automation services to the marketplace.

Peter von Moltke, Chief Executive Officer of UBM Aviation, said:

"Brendan Hickman has a terrific track record as a business leader and a well-earned and strong reputation with senior executives throughout the global transportation and logistics industries. I have worked with him previously and am thrilled that he has accepted this appointment to join my senior management team. Brendan brings a wealth of experience and expertise in selling business and technology solutions for virtually all facets of air and surface transportation."

Brendan Hickman said:

"OAG has been at the heart of the aviation industry for as long as I can remember as the best and most reliable source of global flight, fleet and airport information; working with the team will almost feel like coming home. I am looking forward to working with Peter von Moltke again. His strategic vision for the UBM Aviation businesses - and the OAG brand in particular - is really exciting. I relish the challenge of helping Peter and the team achieve resounding success."

Notes to Editors

1. Peter von Moltke was appointed CEO of UBM Aviation in May 2009, and was previously Senior Vice President, Airline Business Group at Amadeus.

2. About UBM Aviation

UBM Aviation is a global data and information business for the air transport industry. It serves the passenger aviation, air cargo logistics, maintenance repair & overhaul (MRO) and business travel communities with information products, market intelligence, news and events. Its businesses include OAG (Official Airline Guide), a market-leading provider of essential aviation workflow data and analytics sourced from its comprehensive proprietary airline schedules, fleet and MRO databases. UBM Aviation operates from offices in the UK, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, China and The Netherlands. It is a division of United Business Media Limited.

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CONTACT: Media contact: Alison Pickering, Corporate Communications, UBMAviation, +44-(0)1582-695477


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