Commonwealth Business Media announces senior management changes in OAG Asia
Alan Glass, President and CEO of Commonwealth Business Media (CBM) has announced the promotion of Mario Hardy to the position of Vice President of the Asia Pacific Region for the Official Airline Guide (OAG), a subsidiary of CBM. CBM is a business unit of United Business Media plc.
Hardy has been with OAG since 1999. During his career with OAG, he has served in a number of capacities including Operations Director, Sales Director for EMEA, Commercial Director-Aviation in Beijing and most recently as Vice President of Sales for ASPAC having moved to Singapore about seven months ago. Hardy has more than 22 year’s professional expertise in the travel industry having begun his career with People’s Express Airlines in 1985. Prior to joining OAG, Mario worked in a number of sales, marketing and operational positions for Canadian Airlines, which is now part of Air Canada. He holds a BSc from the University of Montreal.
“Mario brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the travel industry,” said Alan Glass. “We are very committed to the growth in the ASPAC region and feel that Mario is the perfect choice to lead our expansion plans.”
OAG provides consolidated passenger and cargo flight information to the global aviation industry, playing a critical part in ensuring the industry’s operational efficiency. OAG’s airline schedule database holds historical and future flight details for 1,000 airlines and more than 3,500 airports, and currently tracks around 28 million departures per year. OAG has more than 50,000 customers, including global and regional airlines, airports, global distribution systems, travel agencies, corporate travel planners, government bodies, aircraft manufacturers, freight forwarders and the traveling public.
About Commonwealth Business Media
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., a subsidiary of United Business Media plc, is the leading information provider to the global trade and transportation market with comprehensive proprietary data, news and analytical content. Its leading brands include The Journal of Commerce, PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions, BACK Aviation Solutions, Air Cargo World, Traffic World, OAG and Aviation Industry Group, a number of directory databases covering the international trade, railroad and trucking markets. The Company also produces more than 30 conferences serving the international trade, aviation and maritime markets. Commonwealth is headquartered in East Windsor, New Jersey, with offices in Newark, San Francisco, New Haven, Long Beach, Atlanta, Montreal, Toronto, Washington, DC, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Singapore, Hong Kong and London. For more information on Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. and the products they offer, visit http://www.cbizmedia.com/ or call 800-221-5488.
OAG is owned by Commonwealth Business Media, a subsidiary of United Business Media plc For more information on OAG and the products they offer, visit http://www.oag.com/, http://www.oagdata.com/ and http://www.oagcargo.com/ .
About United Business Media Plc
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