GDS Execs Form New Travelport Management Team

Travelport has appointed executives from that of its own Galileo global distribution system and the recently purchased Worldspan to head its GDS business, to be led by Gordon Wilson, as president and CEO. Wilson will lead Philip Emery, of Galileo, as CFO; Kevin Mooney, of Worldspan, as chief commercial officer; Sue Powers, of Worldspan as chief information officer; Keith Woodcock, of Galileo, as senior vice president of new business incubation; Dave Lauderdale, of Worldspan, as chief technology officer; Tad Ostrowski, of Galileo, as general counsel; Lee Golding, of Galileo as senior vice president of human resources; and Bob Coggin, of Galileo, as vice chairman of Travelport GDS. The new team is spread across Langley in the United Kingdom, as well as Atlanta and Denver in the U.S.

Travelport's GDS business now consists of the Galileo and Worldspan GDSs; Shepherd Systems, a travel business and marketing company; aiRES, a server-based internal airline IT product suite; and Thor, a distribution and marketing services provider. Visit [].