Former American Airlines executive Kerry Philipovitch has joined the Board of Directors of Intervine, an international wine and programme management supplier servicing airlines and the travel sector.
Philipovitch brings to Intervine more than 20 years of senior airline experience. She most recently served as senior vice president – customer experience for American Airlines where she supported a team of 70,000 global team members and managed a multi-billion-dollar operating budget.
Intervine is a full-service wine management company representing more than 500 wineries around the world for sales, marketing and distribution to airlines, airport lounges and cruise ships. Pre-COVID, Intervine sourced and supplied more than 1.4 million cases of wine flying on 30 airlines in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America as well as sailing on more than 15 major cruise lines.
“It’s cliché, but we are absolutely thrilled to have Kerry join our Board!” said Intervine CEO Ed Matovcik. “There are a lot of executives with her experience, but few with her intellectual curiosity, emotional IQ and passion for wine. She’s a unicorn in this business and we are so proud to have her on our team.”
Intervine also announced that Sandra Pineau-Boddison has been named Board Chair after serving on the board for two years. Pineau-Boddison has over 30 year’s of airline experience, serving in key corporate leadership roles, most recently as Senior Vice President, Customers at United Airlines. She is currently an independent consultant and partner with The Hayward Partnership and President and board member of the International Flight Services Association Foundation.
“Kerry’s record of ensuring customer service is at the forefront of all strategic planning will be extremely valuable in helping us continue Intervine’s impressive record of growth. I’m excited to have her join our board and am looking forward to working with her,” said Pineau-Boddison.
Intervine has been serving the travel industry for more than 30 years. Headquartered in Napa, California, it became 100% employee-owned in 2018. It manages the full wine programs of several airlines including JetBlue, WestJet and the three-cabin service of American Airlines flights.
For more details contact Ed Matovcik.