Trenary’s message: ‘I say you can either complain about it or you can make it better.’

By , Guest Columnist Updated: October 17, 2018 11:35 AM CT | Published: October 01, 2018 10:25 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Eric Epperson

Eric T. Epperson was vice president of corporate culture and communications for Pinnacle Airlines from 2010-2012. He is currently senior director of communications for Medtronic.

“The job is basically getting 7,000 people to stop bickering and remember why they got into this business,” he said stoically before breaking into his trademark grin. “Should be pretty simple.” A recent acquisition and a second pending acquisition were about to triple the size of the “family” as Phil Trenary lovingly referred to his Pinnacle Airlines employees, and Phil understood his culture was falling behind. “We need to stop behaving like separate airlines and start acting like one.”


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