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JANUARY 17, 2012
guy Richard “Dick” Dougherty, Project Manager –
EDI American Airlines Cargo eBusiness Strategy, has stepped down
from his post at American Airlines Cargo.
Aside from his responsibilities
at AA Cargo, Dick was heavily involved with C2K in a very fundamental
fashion; he was both a participant and a big thinker, as well
as being the guy who meticulously took the minutes of each meeting.
“After 68 years on earth,
47 years in the airline industry—17 years at Pacific Southwest
Airlines (PSA), 3 years at Capitol Airlines, 4 years at Aspen
Airways and 23 years at American Airlines, I am retiring,”
Dick said simply… although it seems there’s no way
to simplify the richness of that lengthy experience.
“My wife Sharon (who retired
from Lockheed Martin last month) and I plan to travel, annoy our
granddaughters and generally enjoy life.
“Both of us have been evaluating
doing some contracting work in our respective fields to keep involved,
but we have no immediate plans right now.
“While I am looking forward
to this next chapter, I am going to miss everyone I’ve worked
with over the past decades,” Dick Dougherty concluded.
Dave Brooks, President
of American Airlines Cargo, had this to say:
“I’ve worked with Dick
for over 20 years, and he’s one of those guys who everybody
wants on their project.
“Even though his current expertise
has been helping AA and the entire industry with the nuts and
bolts of performance measurement, he brought to the table over
45 years of experience in all aspects of the commercial aviation
“We wish him the very best
in his well-deserved retirement; we’ll probably need to
hire 4 or 5 guys to replace him!”
To that we add many happen returns
and all good wishes.