Former World Airways CIO to take over airline CEO post

FRAMINGHAM (02/26/2004) - Randy Martinez will assume the CEO role when current CEO Hollis Harris retires from World Airways Inc. on April 1, 2004. He will also join the board of directors. Martinez currently serves as president and chief operating officer of the Peachtree City, Ga.-based airline. Jeff MacKinney, senior vice president of planning and corporate development, will be promoted to chief operating officer on April 1, 2004.

Randy Martinez, 48, became the president and chief operating officer of World Airways in November 2003. He joined the airline in October 1998 as director of crew resources, was appointed as the special assistant to the chairman in May 1999, and in August 1999 he was named chief information officer. In June 2002, he was promoted to executive vice president of marketing and administration, where he managed the marketing, sales, human resources, and information technology departments.

Previously, Martinez had a distinguished 21-year career with the US Air Force. He retired as a colonel and command pilot. His assignments included principal advisor to NATO's chief of staff for strategic planning; senior aide-de-camp to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; commander, 457th Airlift Squadron at Andrews AFB; and chief, Wing Standardization & Evaluation Division in DESERT STORM for C-130s.

Martinez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational behavior from the US Air Force Academy, and two Masters degrees--one in operations management from the University of Arkansas and another in national resource strategy from the National Defense University.

For more information: http://www.worldairways.com

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