Brad McAllister Joins AirIT As Director of Marketing
February 8, 2013, Orlando, FL – AirIT announces Airport Business magazine Editor Brad McAllister, has joined the company as Director of Marketing.
Brad spent four and a half years as a key part of the editorial production of Cynus Business Media’s Airport Business magazine, as well as the launch and ongoing content management of the AviationPros.com Web portal. McAllister has presented at several industry events on topics including trends in airport terminal design and facility development; airport digital communication and marketing strategy development; dynamic display solutions at the airport setting; and airport non-aeronautical revenue enhancement. He developed and managed the social media efforts for several aviation-related media properties during his time with Cygnus, and was instrumental in spearheading the launch of the AviationPros.com Web portal and the ongoing content management and delivery of multiple daily aviation e-newsletters.
“The growth of AirIT during the last several years, despite the economic downturn, has been significant,” said Betros Wakim, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AirIT. “We believe this strategic investment in a concentrated marketing effort will enable further growth for the company, and help continue to position AirIT as a leader in airport technology system integration .”
“Brad has proven himself as an energetic and engaging business-savvy young professional with a track record for the thoughtful planning and strategic execution of various innovative digital communications initiatives,” adds Wakim. “His years of successful coordination and collaboration with industry leaders in aviation and airport management will help to further cement AirIT’s footprint across North America, and beyond.”
Since it’s founding in 1999, AirIT has been extremely successful in growing market share in the United States, providing airport technology and software solutions to the top commercial airports in the country. In 2013, the company is focused on strategic brand reinforcement, and the development of business intelligence solutions that enable tomorrow’s ‘smarter’ airport to better utilize and manage resources, enhance the passenger experience, reduce costs for airline partners, and optimize revenue generation.
“I am very excited to be taking this new step in a very familiar direction within the aviation industry,” said McAllister. “The rate at which technology is transforming all aspects of air travel and airport operation has interested me greatly from the moment I was introduced to this industry. I am a firm believer in the AirIT solution, and the mindset that change in technology is constant and increasing, I will assist AirIT in championing the effort of enabling airports to adapt and succeed in self-sufficiency and enhanced air service options for their communities through strategic technology system integration.
I am proud to join this forward-looking organization, and I look forward to contributing to its continued growth in the coming years.”
McAllister holds a Bachelor’s degree in print journalism and English from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and participated in a global communications program based in Dublin, Ireland in 2008. He will relocate from Madison, WI to the AirIT company headquarter city of Orlando, FL in late February.
About Air-Transport IT Services, Inc.
Air-Transport IT Services, Inc., with corporate offices in Orlando, Florida, offers airlines and airport IT systems that enable them to deliver, display, manage and employ information that improves operations, customer satisfaction and revenue generation. The company’s airport operational, passenger processing and revenue management solutions are the most comprehensive offerings available to the global air transportation industry. In addition to its product offerings, AirIT also provides consulting services, networking and installation and 24 x 7 support. AirIT is proud to be one of the top 100 best companies to work for in Florida, according to Florida Trend Magazine’s annual issue of “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For.”