Author: davidpaquilainc

David M. Palmieri President and Chief Executive Officer @aquila Holdings and Acting CEO of Dancers Inc. David M. Palmieri is president and CEO of @aquila holdings. Palmieri began his career in the global aviation and logistics market over 18 years ago and is known for the technology and service innovations. He has worked with organizations such as Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa German Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Aloha Airlines, Emirates Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines, Air France, US Airways, Air Canada, South West, JFK International Airport, JetBlue, SITA, Audi, British Midland, Span Air, and Bristol International Airport, PAL, IATA, Cendant, Continental Airlines, TravelPort, Amadeus and others. As former Vice President of Lufthansa Systems Americas, David brings extensive knowledge of both the Airline side of the business as well as the Vendor side. Over his 17-year career, he is credited with helping companies grow sales to reach a cumulative personal record of over $1.9 billion in gross revenues under his leadership through 2003. Palmieri's previous experience includes Vice President Americas Lufthansa Systems Group, Aumtech Inc the leader in IVR technologies and M2p one of the leading Travel and Transportation consulting firms, serving as Sr. Vice President of Global sales. Palmieri currently holds memberships in the "Wings Club," the "Aero Club," the Wireless Airport Association and IATA (International Aviation Transportation Association), Palmieri is often quoted in media and is a sought after expert speaker on ecommerce, aviation and systems management in the international speaking circuit, including 17 speaking engagements in 9 countries. For the past 6 years, Palmieri has served as a planning committee member of Ohio State University's Aviation and Aeronautics annual symposium