Industry icon and United Airlines SVP for worldwide sales Dave Hilfman will retire from the carrier at year-end.
Hilfman was senior vice president of worldwide sales for Continental Airlines from 2004 to 2010. He started his career in 1981 as a campus sales representative for Eastern Airlines at the University of South Florida.
He joined Continental in 1986 and ultimately played a big part in the carrier’s resurrection under Gordon Bethune.
Hilfman’s is a familiar face at industry conferences and will take part in the May 10 Teleconference conducted by The Company Dime.
He informed his sales team this week about his departure, citing personal reasons.