Atlanta, 29 October 2019: IBS Software, the global travel software specialists, has employed aviation industry veteran Tim Campbell as ‘Senior Vice President, Business Development – Aviation Operations’ to spearhead a new phase of global expansion. Tim will focus on providing strategic input on IBS’s Aviation Operations product roadmap that reflects the future needs of IBS’s global customers. The appointment comes shortly after IBS finalised a deal to acquire Canada-based aviation crew optimization leaders AD OPT, further expanding its footprint in North America, and boosting its go-to-market capabilities and addressable market.
Tim has held a number of roles in the airline industry, including serving as Senior Vice President, Air Operations for American Airlines Group, where he led the airline’s flight and inflight teams, as well as the Integrated Operations Center (IOC), crew resources, operations planning and performance engineering functions. Tim has also held senior positions at Compass Airlines and Northwest Airlines, and began his professional career as an aeronautical engineer at Boeing.
“The aviation industry is complex with some unique challenges and coupled with a shifting economic landscape and mounting stakeholder expectations to drive profitability. It has never been more critical to streamline and digitize airline operations to counter these challenges”, said Tim Campbell, “IBS offers a forward-looking product set, underpinned by strong R&D investment, that supports airlines on their digital transformation journey. I’m excited to work with the IBS team to ensure that the iFlight platform meets our customers’ current and future needs”.
“Tim is a respected and influential leader in the global aviation industry. His experience and expertise will both accelerate product innovation & ensure that our customers get the most out of their IBS investment. Tim’s appointment to a key management role and our recent acquisition of AD OPT are important milestones in our growth strategy and commitment to bring outstanding products and value to airlines in the region”, said Anand Krishnan, CEO, IBS Software.