DELTA PILOTS UNION ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP
(The following press release from The Air Line Pilots Association was received by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.)
November 15, 2012
Delta Pilots Union Elects Leadership
ATLANTA, GA--- Today, the nine Local Executive Councils (LECs) of the Delta Master Executive Council (MEC), represented by the Air Line Pilots Association International, met in Atlanta to elect new leadership in a regularly scheduled election. With today's election, the Delta MEC, the governing body of the airline's 12,000 pilots, passed the baton from Chairman Captain Tim O'Malley to Captain Kingsley Roberts.
Captain Roberts, an Atlanta based 737 pilot, was elected to the position of MEC Chairman. Captain Jim Van Sickle, Atlanta based international 767-400 pilot, was re-elected MEC Vice Chairman; First Officer Kevin Guilfoyle, an Atlanta based international 767 pilot, was re-elected MEC Secretary; and First Officer Bren Fries, a New York City based 767-400 pilot, was re-elected MEC Treasurer. Captain Roberts was hired by Delta in 1988 and previously served as the Delta MEC Communication Chairman and the Treasurer. Prior to Delta, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a C-130 pilot.
Captain Van Sickle was hired by Northwest in 1984 and, prior to being elected MEC vice-chairman in 2009, served as a member of the Northwest MEC Negotiating Committee. He served in the U.S. Navy flying P-3s and in the Naval Air Reserves. He is a retired U.S. Naval Reserve Commander. F/O Kevin Guilfoyle was hired by Delta in 1997 and, previous to his role as MEC secretary, he was the Special Projects Coordinator for the Delta MEC and Council 66 First Officer Representative. Prior to Delta, he served in the U.S. Air Force as an A-10 pilot.
F/O Bren Fries was hired by Delta in 1997. Previous to his role as MEC treasurer, Fries served the Delta pilots' union on the Pilot-to-Pilot Committee, and as Council 108 First Officer Representative. He served in the United States Air Force for ten years where he flew the C-5 and T-37. The officers will serve a two-year term, assuming their new duties on January 1, 2013.
Founded in 1931, The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents nearly 51,000 pilots at 35 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Visit the ALPA website at www.alpa.org<../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Tempo rary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/Library/Containers/com.apple.mail/Data/L ibrary/Mail%20Downloads/www.alpa.org> and the Delta MEC website at www.deltapilots.org<../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Window s/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/Library/Containers/com.apple.mail /Data/Library/Mail%20Downloads/www.deltapilots.org>.
SOURCE: Air Line Pilots Association
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