AISystems appoints Peter Bowler to advisory board
June 1, 2011, Toronto - AISystems, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Peter M. Bowler to the Company's Advisory Board.
June 1, 2011 By Carey Fredericks
Mr. Bowler served as the Chief Executive Officer of American Eagle Airlines Inc., and was a Senior Officer of American Airlines ("AA") for more than 11 years before his retirement in June 2010.
Reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO of AA and AMR Corporation, Mr. Bowler was a member of the AA Executive Committee and attended meetings of the AMR Board of Directors during the most challenging decade in commercial aviation history. His broad ranging responsibilities across AA and American Eagle included introducing technology, process, organization and culture change at two of the world's largest airlines in a dynamic, difficult industry.
At American Eagle, Mr. Bowler oversaw the integration of three stand-alone airlines to form one of the world's largest regional airlines, operating up to 300 regional aircraft on a network covering
the United States, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico with up to 1,800 daily departures. American Eagle regularly carried in excess of 20 million customers annually generating approximately $2.4 billion in "onboard" customer revenue in addition to connecting approximately 10 million customers and associated revenue to American Airlines' flights.
Mr. Bowler holds a Bachelor and Master's Degree from St. Francis Xavier University and Queens University, respectively, in Canada, and an MBA Degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business in the United States. Bowler served on the Board of Governors of St. Francis
Xavier University, where he chaired the Finance Committee and served on the Executive Committee for six years. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Dallas Metropolitan YMCA, The Regional Airline Association (former Chairman), and The Montserrat Foundation (former Chairman of the Annual Giving Campaign).
Mr. Bowler joins the AISystems Advisory Board chaired by finance and technology expert Salman Ullah, Managing Director of Merus Capital and former Vice President of Corporate Development at Google, where he was responsible for all of Google's investments and acquisitions; Scott Nason, former CIO & VP Revenue Management at American Airlines; John McMahon, former Chairman, CEO and President of Genesis Lease Limited; Tim Morgan, a founder of WestJet Airlines; and Christoph Flügel, Chief Pilot of Swiss International Air Lines.
"We are excited to welcome someone of Peter's stature and experience to our team," commented Mr. Ullah, Chairman of the AISystems Advisory Board.
"I am really impressed with the vision and drive of the AISystems founding team. I believe the jetEngine(TM) Business Planning Suite can offer tremendous benefit to the airline industry. I'm happy to share my perspective and experience with the company," Mr. Bowler remarked.
Stephen C. Johnston, President and CEO of AISystems stated "We are thrilled to have Peter join the AISystems Advisory Board. His deep understanding of strategic airline planning challenges is a huge asset for us. We welcome his input as we transition jetEngine(TM) BPS from our beta trials to commercial launch."