Tripbam named Tim Nichols vice president of air solutions, a new role where he will lead the development and rollout of the company’s suite of technology solutions in the air category, which is expected to go live in the third quarter of this year. Tripbam has been known for its hotel rate auditing, benchmarking analytics and sourcing tools. Nichols joins Tripbam from EY, where he served as global supplier leader for travel meetings and events for nearly a decade, overseeing the airline, lodging and ground transportation categories for one of the world’s largest travel programs. During his tenure, according to an announcement, Nichols was instrumental in transforming the way EY’s travel program sourced and managed hotel rates. Steve Reynolds, CEO of Tripbam, said the company was building an air program “entirely based on the feedback and needs of corporate travel buyers.” He said that Nichols’ “exceptional procurement and analytics expertise make him a perfect fit for Tripbam and all that we’re working to achieve to bring our award-winning rate auditing, analytics and benchmarking capabilities beyond hotel to a new segment of travel for corporates.”