ABOUT LAND AIR LABS
Bringing healthy travel to life.
Land Air Labs, whose principals have decades of experience in aviation, technology, and futurist thinking, is dedicated to accelerating the US travel industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Our mission is to identify, vet, and implement technologies to restore peace of mind to customers, employees, and partners as they return to work and travel, allowing travel companies to regain customers and revenues faster.
If your company offers a solution to help us achieve this goal and you need help accessing the travel industry, please contact us.
Evaluating Technologies that Make Spaces Safer
We find solutions that are effective, practical, and affordable
ABOUT LAND AIR LABS
Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer
Murray’s dedication to excellence is evident in all that he does. Over 25 years he has helped build a tech giant and founded multiple startups. He has expertise in strategy, product marketing, smart buildings, and cross-functional integration at a global scale (teams in 30 countries). He is the guy who brought text messaging to the Americas – how cool is that?
Deep strategy & operations expertise: As an early VP, he helped lead Nokia-Americas from tiny to the dominant player. During his 14 years, he drove $1Bn - $2 Bn divisions as VP/GM N. America, Latin America, VP/GM Business Lines, and VP Product Marketing & Strategy. He built teams & tech that dominated markets, taking 100% profit share. As Axesstel’s SVP Global Sales & Marketing, he set-up distribution in some 20 countries, growing revenues 60% year on year.
Murray earned his MBA at U. of Western Ontario, B. Comm (Honors) at U. of Manitoba, is a Six Sigma Champion, and active in Mensa.
Co-Founder, Chief Customer Officer
Integrated commercial strategy, brand management, product and innovation development and marketing, airport management consulting, organizational health with an emphasis on teamwork as a strategic advantage.
Deep aviation expertise: 31 years in the industry. 22 in airline management. 9 in management consulting.
Focused on the intersection of airports, airlines, and customers. Uniquely positioned to connect emerging brands with airports and airlines.
Co-Founder, Chief Research Officer
Mike holds an MMR degree (Masters in Marketing Research) from the University of Georgia and has more than 20 years of research and strategic consulting experience.
Deep research expertise: new product development, long-range scenario planning and user experience.
He has led research for consumer and B2B segments within high tech, retail and financial industries including wireless, automotive, education, medical devices, digital payments and financial services.
Public Health & Safety
OSHA Senior Industrial Hygienist 9 yrs
HARVARD UNIVERSITY Health & Safety Officer 5 yrs
NASA Ames Research Center – Sr. Industrial Hygienist 2 yrs
Yale School of Medicine, MPH, Certified Industrial Hygienist
Research & Development
NCH Corporation - 43 yrs
Director of R&D General Chemicals & Design Engineering Global responsibility
University of Southern Mississippi, Chemistry
PhD Environmental Engineering
Primary Biological Aerosol Particles
Master , Bachelors in Engineering, Biotechnology
Researcher, Center for Air Resources Engineering & Sciences, Clarkson University
Touchless Mobile Commerce To Help North American Travel Industry Recover Customers and Revenues
Santa Clara, CA; Dallas, TX; September 28, 2020 – VenueNext, Inc., a leader in mobile commerce technology, and Land Air Labs, LLC are joining forces to help the travel industry regain customers and revenues in the aftermath of COVID-19 by bringing touchless mobile commerce technology to aviation, transportation, and hospitality venues.
“Research shows that travelers today want options to reduce their exposure to viruses and bacteria,” said Edward Shelswell-White, Land Air Labs co-founder and chief customer officer. “Touchless mobile commerce quickly emerged as a key initial step. We looked for a company with broad, proven experience; quick and affordable installation options; and a solution that wouldn’t require customers to download more apps to their overcrowded screens. VenueNext was the clear winner.”
Used by some of the largest sports venues and theme parks worldwide, VenueNext has always taken a mobile-first approach to commerce, with a focus on leveraging the point-of-sale every consumer has in their pocket. Rather than investing in expensive infrastructure and commoditized hardware, customers can quickly shop, order, and pay using their mobile device. VenueNext's omni-channel platform allows for multiple options to access food & beverage or merchandise ordering and gives business owners and operators the flexibility to operate according to their specific fulfillment needs.
Travel companies that partner with VenueNext through Land Air Labs will provide an experience people need to feel comfortable traveling today and will position themselves to welcome back customers and improve revenues faster.
“Travel-related businesses are evaluating how to make customers and employees feel safe and confident as they return to travel,” VenueNext Anthony Perez, Chief Executive Officer added. “We provide access to the services that make the travel experience complete, while removing the concerns associated with face-to-face transactions.”
“As the industry prepares for customers and employees to return to travel spaces, most other proposed solutions rely on permanent changes to spacing or other expensive measures that would permanently relegate this cost-sensitive industry to a shadow of its former self,” said Murray Kawchuk, Land Air Labs co-founder. “Touchless mobile commerce can reduce queues and bottlenecks, making social distancing easier and traffic flows smoother without added structural costs.”
To bring VenueNext touchless technology to your travel business, contact Edward Shelswell-White at firstname.lastname@example.org
VenueNext is a next-generation point-of-sale company transforming the way consumers shop, purchase, and pay. Their ecosystem of products combines physical and digital solutions to create a frictionless shopping experience, offering products such as point-of-sale solutions, online ordering, branded apps, and branded payments. VenueNext's powerful platform makes commerce simple for consumers – and easy for brands to incentivize and reward their most valuable customers for their loyalty. VenueNext began in 2014 with Levi's® Stadium and the San Francisco 49ers and has since gone on to power mobile-first, frictionless commerce in Arenas and Stadiums, Theme Parks, Universities, Corporate Cafes, Theaters, and Restaurants across the globe. For more information, visit www.venuenext.com or email email@example.com.
About Land Air Labs
Land Air Labs, whose principals have decades of experience in aviation, technology, and futurist thinking, is dedicated to accelerating the US travel industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Our mission is to identify, vet, and implement technologies to restore peace of mind to customers, employees, and partners as they return to work and travel, allowing travel companies to regain customers and revenues faster. For more information, visit www.landairlabs.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.