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Business Buzz ¦ Continental Airlines has received an award from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment Program in recognition of the airline’s use of an environmentally friendly, non-chromium surface pretreatment...


¦ proveo GmbH has appointed Holger Bergheim as a dedicated head of project management. Bergheim has 20 years of experience in the aviation IT vertical, due to his prior involvement with flight information display, flight information processing and resource management solutions.

¦ Alaska Air Group announced the election of Joe Sprague as vice president of Alaska Air Cargo and Ann Ardizzone as vice president of inflight services at Alaska Airlines. Alaska Air Group, based in Seattle, is the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

¦ JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, announced the promotion of Rick Alton to the position of vice president and general manager for JLG’s Caterpillar Alliance Group. Alton began his career with JLG in 1996 as a product specialist. Since then, he has held a variety of positions including account manager, regional sales manager, and global sales and product support vice president for the CAG.

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