Articles tagged “Richard Anderson”

Skift Global Forum Preview: Amtrak CEO Wants to Bring Airline Nimbleness to the Rails

Skift Global Forum Preview: Amtrak CEO Wants to Bring Airline Nimbleness to the Rails

Brian Sumers, Skift

Amtrak needed someone to come in and run it like a private business. Former Delta CEO Richard Anderson was probably the right choice. He knows how to turn things around, even if he may ruffle a few feathers along the way.

1 month ago

Amtrak CEO-In-Waiting Richard Anderson Boasts About Rail Line’s Seat Quality

Amtrak CEO-In-Waiting Richard Anderson Boasts About Rail Line’s Seat Quality

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Yes, on short routes between big cities, Amtrak is competitive with airlines. And if new CEO Richard Anderson improves the rail line's on-time performance, perhaps more customers will try Amtrak. But in the United States, rail likely will never be a viable option for many. It's not ubiquitous enough.

2 years ago

Delta Air Lines Chairman’s Resignation Was Part of the Plan, CEO Says

Delta Air Lines Chairman’s Resignation Was Part of the Plan, CEO Says

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta CEO Ed Bastian tried to answer questions about why former CEO Richard Anderson abruptly resigned as executive chairman. But it's still not really clear why Anderson stepped down so quickly after taking over.

3 years ago

In Surprise Move, Delta Air Lines Chairman Resigns Effective Immediately

In Surprise Move, Delta Air Lines Chairman Resigns Effective Immediately

Brian Sumers, Skift

Richard Anderson just took over as executive chairman in May, so this news comes as a major surprise. Perhaps we'll learn more soon about why he decided to step down. Regardless, he leaves an impressive legacy at Delta.

3 years ago