Airlines Reporting Corporation’s (ARC) incoming president and CEO, Michael Premo, announced the selection of Mark Meader to fill Premo’s current position as vice president, business development, as part of the company’s upcoming governance transition.
“Meader brings a deep knowledge of industry technology and product marketing to ARC along with lengthy experience with customers across the global travel industry spectrum from airlines to travel agents to hotels, car rental companies and more,” Premo said.
“I expect Mark to deepen our skills in understanding customer needs and more quickly getting the right products to them. I’m confident he will help speed ARC’s evolution as a key source of valued products to not only our traditional airline and agent customers, but to the growing community of travel industry customers using ARC settlement and data services.”
Meader has more than 20 years of experience at Sabre Holdings and its pre-spinoff parent company, American Airlines. His early work at Sabre began in account management and analyst roles, and he advanced to vice president, product marketing for Sabre’s core services.
He later led regional business development efforts for Sabre in the Asia-Pacific region, again as vice presidentof product marketing, based in Sydney, Australia, and again in Europe while based in Dublin, Ireland. Most recently, Meader has been consulting for United Airlines in connection with its technology integration plan for the merger with Continental Airlines.
Meader will join ARC in late May, in time for Premo’s succession as ARC’s president and CEO, after current President and CEO David R. B. Collins retires on June 9.