Edward E. Carlson
United Airlines
1971–1979
United Airlines
1971–1979
When he assumed the CEO position of United Airlines, Carlson inherited a company that had just produced a record $40 million loss. Despite no prior experience in the airline industry, Carlson embarked on a stringent cost reduction and revitalization program that brought United Airlines back to profitability in less than two years.

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Education / Military

  • Military Service: Navy