Elisabeth Galvin, President and Chief Executive Officer
Elisabeth Galvin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Airmarket LLC, a privately held financial and operations management company, headquartered in Reno, Nevada. Ms. Galvin oversees a global organization providing best-in-class, scalable services to the transportation and retail industries. She has extensive finance and business administration experience having worked in diverse industries including retail/wholesale distribution, financial services, entertainment and manufacturing. She has a Diplôme d’études Universitaires Generales (DEUG) in Law and a PhD in Public Finance. She had been recognized for her skills in improvement of operations, business growth and maximization of profit. Ms. Galvin is active in charities, including organizing fundraisers for schools and organizations in both the Santa Barbara, California area and Reno, Nevada.
John C Krebs, Executive Director of Solutions
Over the past 27 years, John has worked in all phases of food operations and supply management. He held senior positions at Marriot In-Flight, Dobbs International, and Gate Gourmet before developing the first leading edge in-flight management company, e-gatematrix, which grew to serve over 40 international airlines operating in nine offices around the world. Moving to a more diverse challenge, John applies his skills to the hospitality industry providing full cycle SCM management services including; menu development, purchasing, distribution, communication portals and a list of monitoring and management solutions meeting the needs of; education, contract catering, multi-unit concepts, lodging and investment groups. John enjoys the challenges of creating new opportunities with strong progressive partner clients to enhance revenues, control costs and improve customer satisfaction in the in-flight arena and in the broader hospitality industry.
Kevin Powers, Executive Director of Operations
Kevin Powers has over 30 years of experience in the transportation and distribution industry. Kevin started in the Catering Division at United Airlines where he managed all transportation, distribution and inventory activities. During his career in catering, Kevin developed strategies and procedures to meet the inflight requirements of both the airline and caterers. He designed innovative distribution programs, receiving industry recognition, the International Travel Catering Association's Mercury Award, for shipping catering supplies and equipment throughout the world. His expertise extends to purchasing and management of worldwide supply of food & beverage and in-flight equipment contracts. Kevin holds bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and enjoys the challenge and fast pace environment of the airlines, seeking continuous improvement and consistent success.
Lee Hunka, Director of Project Management
Lee started his I/T project management career 32 years ago as a software development project manager. Since those early days, he has managed many diverse projects that, in addition to software development, include data center migrations, migration control processes and business process improvement projects. Lee has a Masters of Project Management degree and Masters of Project Management from PMI. He has managed programs in excess of $40MM, established off-shore teams and has worked in more than five countries. In addition to program-level engagements and instituting a PMO, Lee provided his project management skills for the delivery of the AirServ product from Airline Solutions while employed at Sabre, Inc. Implementation customers of the AirServ product include Hawaiian Airlines, Aeroflot Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airlines and TAP airlines of Portugal. He led the survey and design of the implementation as well as providing leadership to integrate the customer and Sabre teams in addition to program-level engagements and instituting a PMO.
Ann Mudd, Director of Mobile and Wireless Technologies
For 20 years Ann has been a telecommunications executive responsible for the development and performance of all sales activities with a focus on Fortune 500 companies and Government clients in Federal, State and local sectors, as well as, healthcare, education, airlines and utilities. Ann’s past customer experience includes FBI, DEA, State of Nevada, Department of Veterans Affairs NV Energy, MGM, Marriott, Granite Construction and Kmart to name a few. She has a Strong understanding of market dynamics and customer requirements with high levels of client satisfaction. Ann's experience in performing needs-assessments, procurement and implementation strategies for telecommunications hardware with enterprise customers in challenging use-environments is a true asset for Airmarket. Prior to her involvement in the telecommunications industry, her background was in the hospitality as General Manager of a Hotel/ Casino. She is active in a variety of civic organizations and serves on the board of a local non-profit Fun Camp Inc. Outside of professional interests; she travels widely, skis and spends time enjoying the beauty of Lake Tahoe with her daughter Gabrielle.
Rowan Welch, Director of Marketing
Rowan is a leading sales and marketing professional within the airline retail sector. Originally from a successful commercial background in travel publishing, she moved into the on-board technology space to run the sales and marketing department for established point of sale provider Novo Ivc. Over the past seven years Rowan has worked on mobile POS projects with many of the world’s leading airlines, concessionaires and caterers including British Airways, South African Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Air Berlin, Alpha Flight Services and Tourvest Duty Free. Rowan also possesses public relations qualifications and has vast experience of working with the trade press in terms of news releases, punditry and advertising. Equally comfortable at boardroom or cabin crew training level she is firmly of the belief that gaining a thorough and varied understanding of each client is the key to developing the most efficient and profitable solution on a case by case basis. When commitments allow Rowan enjoys the pursuit of her other personal interests which include running, acting as a trustee for a children’s charity and furthering her knowledge of wines and wine making.
Gary Allen, Senior Project Manager
Gary brings over 10 years of Project Management experience, specializing in Web and Mobile Application Architecture, Business Systems Design, real-time Data Intelligence, Implementation Planning and Execution. Before joining the Airmarket team, Gary spent 6 years as a Senior Project Management Consultant for the Finance, Health Care Industries at Manitou Investments, Medical Office Solutions and Allergan, Inc and 4 years as a Business Systems Consultant for the Travel Industry at Santa Ynez Wine Club, LLC and Sudo Technologies, LLC. His blend of experience is a perfect match and a true asset.