Ben Kraszyk brings extensive experience in the field of airline operations, labor and strategy to support clients with restructurings and privatizations through the implementation of various cost-enhancing and productivity-oriented initiatives.
Mr. Kraszyk’s skills and specialties include labor negotiations and strategy, restructuring and privatization, workforce optimization, airport operations expertise, mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), business process design, employee experience design, labor planning and modeling, organizational strategy and design, and project management.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Kraszyk had co-founded Strategy X Partners, a boutique consultancy, in 2020.
Before founding Strategy X, Mr. Kraszyk was a project leader at Seabury Consulting and also worked at United Airlines where he focused on resource planning and other cost and operational enhancement projects within airport operations and cargo.
Mr. Kraszyk holds a B.S. in Aviation Technology and an M.S. in Aviation and Aerospace Management from Purdue University. He also holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings.
- South American Network Carrier: Managed a large team across three distinct operational areas of the airports organization, including customer service (“ATW”) and ramp handling (“BTW”) resource planning and standards; designed new and comprehensive planeside standards for both passenger and ramp handling, including headcount requirements per task and estimated task times; redesigned the size, shape and role of a centralized resource planning team, and identified required changes to process and organizational design to successfully implement this group
- North American Low-Cost Carrier: Acted as primary advisor and integrated client team member supporting through to the successful completion and ratification of their first collectively-bargained pilot agreement; engaged directly with the union during in-person negotiations and led the development of key industry benchmark materials, comprehensive economic proposals and competitive work-rule language; developed a multi-year financial forecast for this contract with a lifetime value of >$4 billion
Commercial Pilot Certificate, Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings
B.S., Aviation Technology, Purdue University
M.S., Aviation and Aerospace Management, Purdue University
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Chicago, IL 60606