Craig S. Kreeger was named Senior Vice President-International in March 2006 in a set of changes adopted by American to further strengthen its management team and make the airline a stronger and more vibrant global competitor. Based in London, Kreeger has been responsible for all of Americanís sales and ground operations activities in Europe and Asia since December 2003, when he was appointed Vice President-Europe and Pacific Division. Under a transition that will take place over the next couple of years, Kreeger will add to his expanded responsibilities all ground operations activities in Latin America.
When this transition is complete, Kreeger will have overall responsibility for more than 300 departures per week from 16 airports in 11 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America as the senior international airport services executive for the worldís largest airline. In the transition, another executive will take on the sales duties in Europe and Asia.
Before moving to London in 2003, Kreeger was Americanís Vice President and General Sales Manager, a position he gained in September 1998. In that role, he was responsible for leading Americanís sales team and for developing worldwide sales policies.
Previously, Kreeger had been Vice President-Revenue Management where he was responsible for developing and implementing all of American's domestic and international airfares and for operating the yield management system used by American to allocate seats on flights among various fare categories.
Kreeger joined American in 1985 and has held a variety of management positions in Finance, Banking, Corporate Development, Crew Resources, and Yield Management. He has been an officer of the company since 1995.
Kreeger holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of California at San Diego, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles.