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New CEO announced by ExpressJet

ExpressJet Holdings, parent company of ExpressJet Airlines, has named Tom Hanley as president and chief executive officer effective immediately.

Hanley’s previous experience includes various executive positions for a private equity fund, Wexford Capital. Most recently, he led a restructuring of Rhino Energym a $450 million-revenue coal company, based in Lexington, Kentucky.

Hanley’s aviation industry experience includes being director of the United Express network overseeing a network of independent providers operating 2,000 daily departures; vice-president of the US Airways Express division, comprised of four owned and nine independent airlines, operating 2,400 daily departures; president of Republic Airlines, an Embraer 170 operation established as a subsidiary of Republic Airways; and chief executive officer of Shuttle America, then a Saab-340 regional airline operator, owned by Wexford Capital.

"ExpressJet possesses a tremendous reputation for operational excellence and I am thrilled to become a part of the team," remarked Hanley. "I look forward to strengthening our relationships and financial performance while maintaining our operating metrics as an industry leader."

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