Minneapolis, 09 January, 2020: CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has named Dale Eastlund Vice President, Supply Chain Partners. A 20-year veteran of CWT, Dale oversees CWT’s strategy and commercial relationships with supply chain partners. He reports to Vincent Chirico, SVP, Global Supply Chain Partners, at CWT.
In his new role, Dale and his team will work closely with online booking tools (OBTs) and other third party platforms to further enhance the online booking experience for travelers and travel managers.
“We are incredibly pleased to have Dale at the helm of CWT’s supply chain partners’ strategy, which will benefit greatly from his experience in the industry and his extensive knowledge of the company,” said Vince Chirico. “OBTs are becoming increasingly important as more customers are choosing to book online, globally. Our OBT partners book more transactions than all other channels combined. By strengthening our content aggregator partnerships, Dale and his team will ensure that clients will have access to all relevant content, which, in turn, will lead to a virtuous cycle of greater online adoption.”
Prior to his new role, Dale laid the groundwork for CWT’s strategy to effectively respond to the challenges and opportunities of the airline industry’s New Distribution Capability (NDC), in his role as Senior Director for Third Party Aggregators and, prior to that, Senior Director for Online Booking Tools. Dale was also instrumental in setting up CWT’s Solutions Group, the data analytics and consulting arm of CWT, in January 2000, and led CWT Solutions Group for the Americas. Dale spent four years with CWT’s Customer Organization team where he successfully managed the company’s largest commercial account.
Dale began his career in the pricing area at Northwest Airlines. He holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.
CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow – and across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience. Every single day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 100,000 hotel rooms, while our meetings and events division handles more than 100 events every 24 hours.