In a release, the Company noted:
"We are fortunate to have so many talented leaders to fill some big shoes during a very critical time," said
Operations Leadership is Realigned
"I've had the distinct honor and pleasure to work with Bob for many years. He has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to American and its employees, and we have benefitted from his counsel, insight and wisdom throughout a very difficult and challenging decade with the company," said Horton.
Reding's role will not be filled. Instead, some of his responsibilities will be assumed by
"Under Jim's guidance, we've begun retooling many aspects of our M&E organization, making it a smarter, more efficient operation that is grounded in a rigorous culture of safety," said Horton. "We have much work to do as we continue strengthening our domestic and global network, and begin implementing our transformational fleet strategy. We're confident Jim can tackle these challenges head-on while ensuring the safe operation of our 3,300 daily flights worldwide."
Burdette Retires; Lynn Takes On Crucial Role Overseeing Employee Relations
Horton said, "Mark has led many successful union negotiations over the years. His wealth of experience and his collaborative approach to bargaining made him a great asset to the company."
Replacing Burdette is
"Denise is a real 'people person' and a great leader who has a deep commitment to developing people and creating a respectful and productive working environment," said Horton.
Appointment Ensures Smooth Transition of American's IT Operations Separately,
"Since joining American in 2001, Monte has been relentlessly focused on restoring American to the forefront of technological innovation, and he's made it happen. Monte's commitment to customer- enabling technology and persistent motivation to see that technology effectively implemented in our business will have a lasting effect," said Horton. "Monte is a visionary and it's understandable that having accomplished what he set out to do he's ready to move on to another technology turnaround challenge worthy of the specialized expertise and dedication he has to offer."
Succeeding Ford is
"Maya's diverse experience with American, coupled with her enthusiasm for tackling tough challenges and her insatiable appetite for innovation make her the perfect candidate to lead our IT organization," said Horton. "Maya brings a unique perspective to the CIO role, having worked so closely with American's best customers in her position as President of AAdvantage. She is both passionate about our customers and experienced in leveraging technology to serve them best."
Goulet to Spearhead Restructuring Efforts
In a related announcement, American named
"Bev's experience handling complex, business-critical transactions during the past 18 years made her selection as CRO an easy one," said Horton. "While restructuring will help us to improve our financial position and make us more competitive, it will require an unprecedented level of coordination across functional and geographic areas of our business. Bev understands this and has the focused intensity and leadership skills necessary to get the job done right."
Biographical Data James B. "Jim" Ream, Senior Vice President Operations: Ream joined American in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering, responsible for all of American's maintenance operations worldwide. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of
Lynn assumes this role after having served as Vice President, Flight Service, overseeing American's 17,000 flight attendants, as well as having been Vice President, Diversity and Leadership Strategies for American. Previously, Lynn was Vice President,
Goulet has served as Vice President-Corporate Development and Treasurer since
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