Alaska Airlines appoints VP/Labor Relations

Alaska Airlines said it has named 20-year airline maintenance and operations veteran Greg Mays vice president of labor relations.

In his new role Mays will be responsible for all labor matters at Alaska Airlines and lead the collective bargaining process for the airline. He will officially transition to the position on Jan. 15, 2016.

Previously, Mays served as Alaska´s vice president of maintenance and engineering. Prior to joining Alaska, Mays spent 13 years in operations at Delta Air Lines, where he managed a variety of teams including global cargo operations, Atlanta ramp operations and more. Mays began his career with The Boeing company as a Design/Test Engineer on the International Space Station program.

Greg holds an aerospace engineering degree from The University of Alabama and an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.