Posted on: 21 August 2015
Effective from 9 September, 2015, Terry Vais (pictured) is to succeed Alex Marren as chief operating officer of ExpressJet Airlines as a result of Marren accepting a new position as EVP at Hertz Corporation.
As COO, Vais will oversee ExpressJet's flight operations, in-flight operations and maintenance and partner relationships. Vais has held a number of senior-level positions at SkyWest Airlines, most recently serving as ExpressJet's vice president of operations, planning and support.
“Alex assembled an outstanding leadership team that performed immediately and continues to produce solid results,” averred Chip Childs, president of SkyWest, Inc. “We thank her for her exceptional leadership and wish her the very best as she pursues other ambitions.
“I'm confident that ExpressJet will continue to perform under Terry's leadership. His track record and expertise have been instrumental in ExpressJet's improvement over the last two years, and his strong leadership and commitment to ExpressJet's long-term success will ensure the airline continues to excel.”
Additionally, Brad Sheehan, currently ExpressJet's vice president of flight operations, will assume the role of senior vice president of operations. In this position, he will oversee all of ExpressJet's flight operations, including the airline's operations control centre.
“Brad is an exceptional aviator and dedicated and dynamic professional,” testified Vais. “His passion for ExpressJet's performance, culture and people is established in his 16 years of leadership here and I'm confident he will continue to help us achieve great things in his new role.”