SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Princess Cruises promoted Alan Buckelew, a
longtime Princess veteran, to president.
Previously, Buckelew was executive vice president of corporate
services, with responsibility for strategic planning, marketing and
yield management and also acted as Princess' chief information
officer and chief financial officer.
Princess has been without a president for nearly a year. Peter
Ratcliffe, Princess' CEO, said the changes were precipitated by the
retirement of the line's executive vice president of fleet
operations, Brian Langston-Carter, and Ratcliffe's increased duties
as executive director of Princess and Carnival Corp.'s U.K.-based
Dean Brown, formerly executive vice president of sales and
customer service, takes over Langston-Carter's role in fleet
operations, and Jan Swartz becomes senior vice president of sales
and customer service while continuing as vice president of
strategic planning. Jim Baer, meanwhile, was promoted to vice
president of sales from his position of director of sales, national
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