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Edward E. Carlson

United Airlines

1971 - 1979

Transportation

Military ServiceNavy
1970 b. 1911
male
Personal
Born-Died1911 - 1990
BirthplaceWashington (WA)
RaceWhite
Era - 1970

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.