2005 GS Leader of the Year Award

And the winner is ... Jim Houck, System-Wide Manager, GSE, Continental Airlines!

And the winner is ... Jim Houck , System-wide Manager, GSE, Continental Airlines, whose accomplishments as a 41-year airline veteran include:

  • Testing and development of low emission GSE utilizing electric

  • Fast Charging System (FAS) at Continental Airlines' Houston hub

  • Development and implementation of a Fleet Management Computer Program to track work orders and preventative maintenance

  • Implementing a strategy for GSE technicians to achieve a -2 percent annual goal for GSE "out of service"

  • Initiation of a cost savings program to reduce GSE expenses 25 percent

  • Selection of ergonomically friendly ground support equipment

  • Recipient of the 2003 "Innovator of the Year" award by Material Handling Management Magazine

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