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Orbitz President Chris Orton was named chief operating officer of the company as well Monday, a position that had remained open since 2006.
Orton, 40, joined Orbitz as chief marketing officer in 2010. Before that he worked at online retailer eBay Inc. as a director of marketing. He will oversee all of Orbitz’s travel brands, which includes its namesake website, CheapTickets and Ebookers.
Shares of Orbitz Worldwide Inc. rose 3 cents to $7.23 in morning trading.
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