Avis Budget Group Inc., the parent company of Avis Rent A Car System LLC and Budget Rent A Car System Inc., today announced that Larry De Shon has been named executive vice president of operations. In this role, he will oversee all domestic car rental operations as well as quality assurance and field security for Avis and Budget, two of the largest and most well known brands in the travel industry. He will be based at corporate headquarters in Parsippany, N.J.
Mr. De Shon brings more than 25 years of operations management experience to his new role, having held various positions of increasing responsibility at United Airlines, Inc. He began his career with United as a customer service representative and was promoted to several roles culminating most recently in his position as the company's senior vice president of airport operations. As the head of United's worldwide airport operations, Mr. De Shon oversaw ground operations, logistics, safety, security, customer processing and service, product development and internal communications, leading an organization of 23,000 employees in 29 countries.
"Larry brings a wealth of operations management experience and many noteworthy accomplishments to this position," said Robert Salerno, president and chief operating officer of Avis Budget Group. "Under his leadership, I expect he will take the Avis and Budget brands to new levels."
Mr. De Shon received bachelor degrees in both communications and sociology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
About Avis Budget Group Inc.
Avis Budget Group is a leading provider of vehicle rental services, with operations in more than 70 countries. Through its Avis and Budget brands, the company is the largest general-use vehicle rental company in each of North America, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions. Avis Budget Group is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. and has more than 30,000 employees. For more information about Avis Budget Group, visit www.avisbudgetgroup.com.