Southwest Airlines makes 2 leadership hanges

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced two leadership changes, the company said.

John Zuzu has been promoted to Managing Director Corporate Facilities, which became effective Aug. 1. Zuzu joined Southwest in 1995 and previously served as Senior Director of Corporate Facilities.

Zuzu has a combined 35 years of experience in building design, construction, and maintenance. Over the last 22 years, he has held numerous roles at Southwest, all within the Facilities Department, including: Computer Aided Drafting Specialist, Project Manager, Special Projects Lead, and Director.

Thomas Merritt is joining Southwest Airlines as Vice President Technology–IT & Infrastructure Services, effective Aug. 7.

Merritt joins Southwest with over 30 years of technical and leadership experience. Most recently, Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Technology Operations at Sabre, where he led the architecture, engineering, and operational support for all infrastructure platforms.

In its 47th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and nine additional countries with more than 4,000 departures a day during peak travel season.