MARPA is extremely pleased to announce that Peter Requa, Senior Director of Supply Chain Management-Technical Operations for Southwest Airlines, will serve as the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 MARPA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida from October 25th -26th at the B Resort & Spa.
Peter has responsibility for Strategic Sourcing teams for purchase of maintenance materials and overhaul services for engines, component and airframe. He is also responsible for Material Planning, Technical Purchasing, Repair Administration, and Inventory Management in support of Southwest’s 700+ aircraft.
Peter began his career with United Airlines in 1988 at the San Francisco Maintenance Operations Center where he last held the position of Manager-Capital Planning. In 1998 he joined Reno Air, and following the acquisition by American Airlines in 2000, joined AirTran Airways as Director of Operations Administration overseeing Material Planning, Operations Financial Planning, Stores, Repair Administration, and Ground Support Equipment Maintenance. Following the acquisition of AirTran airways he made the transition to Southwest Airlines in 2011.
In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 54,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest proudly operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and nine additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season.
Southwest Airlines is the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 737, was the launch customer of the 737-300, 737-500, and -700, and will be the launch customer of the 737 MAX 7.
Southwest Airlines is one of many air carriers attending the MARPA Conference. The 2017 MARPA Annual Conference provides an excellent opportunity for our members to meet and network with their customers. It is also an opportunity to continue the ongoing discussion about the benefits and value of PMA parts. More Conference information is available online here.