Joseph Opp, 31, has been named director of reservations, according to Chuck Hansen, VP-Marketing.
Opp, previously serving in the capacity of res operations manager, has been instrumental in helping coordinate and develop a more extensive res department. In his new position, Opp will report to Hansen.
Prior to joining PSA in January 1977, Opp had been employed by Avis Rent-A-Car and National Airlines. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham U. and was a graduate of the Fordham's School of Business.
When it came time to design the new res complex, in the process of being built at Scripps Park in San Diego, PSA management left the designing to those people who would be most directly affected -- the res employees.
Chuck Hansen, VP-Marketing, asked res sales agents to become involved in the planning and write a letter giving their suggestions on interior design. Each included the reason why they wanted to be on the planning committee. From the more than 30 letters received, 10 members were chosen to coordinate the decor along with Fisher Office Interiors of S.D.
At the main office, where res is currently situated, agents are lined up in rows with little or no privacy. The new plan provides for work stations which will accommodate eight persons, situated in a pattern of a four-spoke wheel.
The room itself will be a virtual rainbow of colors, an effect created by using earth and sky tones in a continually changing pattern throughout the enclosure.
The res center should be completed in the fall and will cost PSA about $1.5 million to build and design.