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Rolf Purzer to Be The New President and CEO of ATPCO
DULLES, VIRGINIA—November 1, 2016—ATPCO, the global leader in pricing and related content serving existing and emerging distribution models across the airline and travel industry, announced that Rolf Purzer will be the new President and CEO, effective February 1, 2017.
Purzer has a global perspective and has played a leading role driving ATPCO’s corporate strategy. He joined ATPCO in 1996 and currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), where he directs global marketing strategy and ensures that the ATPCO product portfolio is aligned to meet its customers’ needs. Prior to ATPCO, Purzer held marketing, commercial, and strategic planning positions at Deutsche Lufthansa in Germany and Amadeus in Spain.
“His wealth of knowledge and the respect he has from his peers in the airline industry is indisputable, and this gives me great confidence for the future of ATPCO,” said Jerry Foran, Chairman, ATPCO Board of Directors.
“The airline industry is evolving. Leveraging technology and content, ATPCO is well positioned to help our customers deliver on their distribution models – both today and in the future” said Purzer.
Purzer will succeed Bill Andres, who is retiring effective February 1, 2017. During Andres’s tenure, ATPCO successfully drove significant achievements in transformation across its product technology and business practices.
ATPCO is the world leader in the collection and distribution of fare and fare-related data for the airline and travel industry. Its products and services organize fares into established formats that seamlessly integrate with global distribution systems, pricing systems, computer reservation systems, governments and related travel organizations. In doing so, ATPCO creates efficiencies in the overall fare management process. ATPCO currently works with more than 460 airlines and carriers worldwide, and it supplies more than 99 percent of the industry’s fare data to all the major airfare pricing engines. Find out more at www.atpco.net.
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