Apple Hires United Continental CFO as VP of Sales

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AllThingsD reports that Zane Rowe, executive VP and Chief Financial Officer for United Continental -- the company behind the merged United and Continental airlines -- has joined Apple as one of the vice presidents of sales at Apple.

“We are thrilled that Zane Rowe will be joining us as one of our vice presidents of sales,” Apple spokesman Steve Dowling told AllThingsD. “He built a great team at United and we think he is going to do a fantastic job at Apple.”

United Continental Holdings President and CEO Jeff Smisek said the company was "sorry Zane has decided to leave." Mr. Zane had worked for Continental Airlines since 1993.

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109 months ago
This means that if you order your Apple early enough it will cost less.



If you wait till they only have two in stock you will pay double!
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109 months ago
Apple will be moving away from the traditional brick and mortar shops. The future will be a fleet of Apple stores that fly to where they are needed most.
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109 months ago
Tim Cook isn't stupid. That's all you need to know for now.
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109 months ago

Well this ought to be interesting, as hires go. Surely this person has sales experience in the airline business, but how could this benefit Apple? I don't see a direct benefit, since Apple does not offer air service. The closest thing they have is AirPort, but even that branding is going by the wayside.


They now have someone running sales that knows how to charge extra for everything :)
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109 months ago
Yeah because obviously his work revitalizing United & Continental is done :rolleyes:
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109 months ago
Clearly the next big thing is not the iTV, but some form of personal air travel. Perhaps the iAir or the iPlane.

Gentlemen, start your jet packs!
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