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http://twincities.bizjournals.com/twincities/stories/2008/10/27/daily19.html?ana=yfcpc As many as 25 to 30 officer-level and senior division managers with Delta Air Lines Inc. will leave the company, likely by year end, as the carrier moves closer to completion of its merger with Northwest Airlines Corp., sources with knowledge of the situation have told Atlanta Business Chronicle. Atlanta-based Delta (NYSE: DAL) is expected to announce to its employees as soon as this week the names of senior management officials who have accepted job buyouts or are retiring, sources with knowledge of the situation said. Among the senior Delta officials said to be leaving the carrier are: Lee Macenczak, executive vice president of sales and marketing; Beth Johnston, senior vice president human resources; Pam Elledge, vice president of sales and distribution; Scott Slater, the director of leisure and segmented sales; and Tom Barley, a member of Delta’s general counsel office. Many, such as Johnston, accepted a buyout weeks ago, sources said. Others — many who are division directors or general managers — where informed last week that they would not be offered a job in the new Delta, sources said. Many will be replaced by counterparts at Northwest, the sources said, though some management members will move up in the ranks. Many who will be leaving have worked for Delta in high management positions for many years, the sources said. The departures represent about 30 percent of Delta’s senior management staff. The sources, who declined to be named, said the officers will leave the carrier after Department of Justice approval of Delta’s all-stock acquisition of Eagan, Minn.-based Northwest (NYSE: NWA). Approval of the merger is expected before the end of the year and could come as early as next week, the sources said. “If that (approval) happens, definitely by the first of the year, but probably before the first of the year,” one source said. Delta officials have declined interview requests. In a statement, Delta officials said: “Delta expects to announce any additional organizational changes shortly after the closing of the merger. At this time it’s premature to discuss potential changes to Delta’s post-merger leadership team beyond previous announcements.” In July, Delta CEO Richard Anderson, a former Northwest executive, named the senior management officials who would lead the airline with him after it merged. Four are current Delta brass and four are Northwest executives. The senior management team is: - Ed Bastian, Delta’s current president and chief financial officer, who will become CEO and president of Northwest. Northwest will initially be a subsidiary of Delta. - Mike Campbell, Delta executive vice president of human resources, labor and communications, who will continue in that role for the merged carrier. - Mike Becker, the current senior vice president of human resources at Northwest, who will be the executive vice president and COO of Northwest as it is folded into Delta. - Steve Gorman, Delta executive vice president of operations, who will continue in that role. - Glen W. Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president and chief of network and management, will be Delta executive vice president of revenue and network for the combined carrier. - Ben Hirst, Northwest senior vice president of corporate affairs, who will be senior vice president and general counsel. -Laura Liu, Northwest senior vice president of international, who will continue in the same role at Delta. -Theresa Wise, Northwest chief information officer, who will fill that role with Delta.
 

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New Delta call sign to be Northwest. Since Delta kept their name, it is only fair that the call sign remains Northwest, even though the paint job will be Delta.
Do not forget, Delta will no longer exist after the merger. It will be a new airline. They should of rebranded this new airline.

M
 

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New Delta call sign to be Northwest. Since Delta kept their name, it is only fair that the call sign remains Northwest, even though the paint job will be Delta.
Do not forget, Delta will no longer exist after the merger. It will be a new airline. They should of rebranded this new airline.

M
That is one of the lamest things I've read in a long time. What are you smoking?

Mergers most often result in attrition on both sides. This article presents nothing new - you want the combined carrier to employ the most qualified personnel. No surprise here.
 

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New Delta call sign to be Northwest. Since Delta kept their name, it is only fair that the call sign remains Northwest, even though the paint job will be Delta.
Do not forget, Delta will no longer exist after the merger. It will be a new airline. They should of rebranded this new airline.

M
Excellent job of $h!t-stirring, I say! Bravo. :D TC
 

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I have to say, I am glad to see some of our guys go. One in particular is part of our counsel. Good riddens.
 

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New Delta call sign to be Northwest. Since Delta kept their name, it is only fair that the call sign remains Northwest, even though the paint job will be Delta.
Do not forget, Delta will no longer exist after the merger. It will be a new airline. They should of rebranded this new airline.

M
Since you're neither US Air or America West, and am starting to even doubt even in aviation, I can say that picking your nose is probably what you're best at, besides stirring the pot.
 

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New Delta call sign to be Northwest. Since Delta kept their name, it is only fair that the call sign remains Northwest, even though the paint job will be Delta.
Do not forget, Delta will no longer exist after the merger. It will be a new airline. They should of rebranded this new airline.

M
Maybe we should use a callsign like, oh I don't know ... "Desert flower?"

We could pick one from here .. http://www.desertusa.com/flora.html
 

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I have to say, I am glad to see some of our guys go. One in particular is part of our counsel. Good riddens.
Good to see our technology guy go - hopefully the new one is someone that is familiar with the internet and how useful computers are! Is the future CapEx required for EBF too much to dream?
 

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Hey, who is gonna be incharge of NWA after the DCC until the certificates are merged? A Delta guy--Ed Bastain. After SOC, he will come back and be number 2 at Delta, as President and CFO I believe too. As far as all of the NWA people moving to ATL, enjoy the South, it is a lot different than MSP I bet, with a better hockey team.

Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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I have to say, I am glad to see some of our guys go. One in particular is part of our counsel. Good riddens.

All of them will be coming to United...thanks for Joe Kolshak...what an idiot and Howard Attrarian (NWA) another joker...
 

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Hey, who is gonna be incharge of NWA after the DCC until the certificates are merged? A Delta guy--Ed Bastain. After SOC, he will come back and be number 2 at Delta, as President and CFO I believe too. As far as all of the NWA people moving to ATL, enjoy the South, it is a lot different than MSP I bet, with a better hockey team.

Bye Bye--General Lee

Even though Bastian refers to satan as "dad."
 

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New Delta call sign to be Northwest. Since Delta kept their name, it is only fair that the call sign remains Northwest, even though the paint job will be Delta.
Do not forget, Delta will no longer exist after the merger. It will be a new airline. They should of rebranded this new airline.

M

I say both companies are rich in history and should be renamed into one new name. This way it is a brand new day and new start fot them both and their respective names can be retired with dignity.
 

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I say both companies are rich in history and should be renamed into one new name. This way it is a brand new day and new start fot them both and their respective names can be retired with dignity.
They have...they took the first part of Delta's name and the last part of Northwest's name and will call it
"Delta Airlines"
 

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I say both companies are rich in history and should be renamed into one new name. This way it is a brand new day and new start fot them both and their respective names can be retired with dignity.

It is called brand recognition. You don't just give up on a name. If Coke bought RC Cola, should they name the new company "Farts Cola?"

Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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Maybe it should be called "Norwelta" or "Delwest"

Whatever it's called can't be worse than having the name "USAirways"


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They have...they took the first part of Delta's name and the last part of Northwest's name and will call it
"Delta Airlines"
:beer:
 

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I keep telling you people the new name should be "No Duh."

Seriously, it's no surprise that Anderson wants to surround himself with people he's comfortable with. He was at NWA a lot longer than he has been at Delta and therefore knows those people better. As long as he doesn't bring Frankensteenland to Atlanta, you should be okay.
 

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Maybe it should be called "Norwelta" or "Delwest"

Whatever it's called can't be worse than having the name "USAirways"


!!!
How about DelNorte?
 

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No, they just put Frankensteenland into the BOD, right where he belongs. More time to spend at his mansion in Minnetonka. They may reconsider putting a few more "special talent" folks in the BOD as well.

Anybody has a ballpark estimate how much the buyout for each dearly departed exec?
 
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