Monday, December 12, 2016

Bill Braun retires from Chelsea Food Services/United Airlines

Shortly before the Thanksgiving Holiday, Bill Braun Managing Director of Global Sales and Marketing at Chelsea Food Services/United Airlines dropped us a short note announcing his retirement after 20 years with the company.

At the time of retirement, Bill was also working as Managing Director of the Food Service Operations at United's Denver hub.

“I’ve lived in many exciting places, working with some great people, and for some excellent companies,” he said. 

In a 2012 story in PAX International, Bill looked back on a career in an ever changing industry, with endless challenges. He also gave some advice to anyone at the beginning of a career. 

Bill Braun

“It’s an exciting business with lots of great opportunities to advance, travel, and meet people from all walks of life. Your pay will get better and better if you work hard and deliver good results. But, expect to work lots of hours, weekends, nights, holidays, seven-day weeks,” he said. No doubt, he knows from personal experience.

He also gave back to the industry as an active member of the International Flight Services Association Board for nearly 10 years. 

In retirement Bill plans to live in both Denver and San Diego, where he will enjoy snow skiing and sailing and being around family and friends. He and his wife, Chris, also plan to travel extensively, visiting industry colleagues from his 47 years in the business.

Best wishes to Bill for a fulfilling and enjoyable retirement.