CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has named Dale Eastlund vice president, supply chain partners.
A 20-year veteran of CWT, Eastlund oversees CWTâ€™s strategy and commercial relationships with supply chain partners. He reports to Vincent Chirico, senior vice president, global supply chain partners.
In his new role, Eastlund and his team will work closely with online booking tools (OBTs) and other third-party platforms to further enhance the online booking experience for travellers and travel managers.
Prior to his new role, Eastlund laid the groundwork for CWTâ€™s strategy to effectively respond to the challenges and opportunities of the airline industryâ€™s New Distribution Capability (NDC), in his role as senior director for third party aggregators and, prior to that, senior director for online booking tools.
He was also instrumental in setting up CWTâ€™s Solutions Group, the data analytics and consulting arm of CWT, in January 2000, and led CWT Solutions Group for the Americas. Eastlund also spent four years with CWTâ€™s Customer Organization team where he successfully managed the companyâ€™s largest commercial account.