Sat, May 22, 2010
AMR To Announce Successor In Coming Weeks
American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler has chosen to
retire after a distinguished 26-year career with American and
American Eagle, AMR Corp. announced Thursday. "It has been the
highlight of my airline career to be the President and CEO of
American Eagle," said Bowler. "I am grateful for the opportunity to
have served with the wonderful people of American Eagle and am
proud of the fact that we have successfully navigated more than 11
years of constant change."
Bowler added, "We responded quickly to the dramatic events of
our times - from 9/11 to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; from
epidemics to oil spikes and the global financial crisis. Unlike
many competitors, American Eagle avoided bankruptcy or labor
strife, established an excellent safety culture and safety record
and revitalized our fleet and facilities."
"For more than a decade, Peter has led the American Eagle team
through one of the most challenging periods in our industry. He has
also been a key member of American's Executive Committee during
this period," said AMR Chairman and CEO Gerard Arpey.
Arpey added, "With a comprehensive understanding of the airline
business and a deep concern for Eagle's people, he has overseen the
transition of American Eagle to one of the largest regional jet
operators in the world, offering over 1,600 flights a day to
destinations throughout the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico.
I offer my sincere thanks for his leadership and many contributions
to American and American Eagle."
Bowler joined American in 1984 and held a variety of staff and
line positions in the Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, and
Information Technology departments at American before moving to
American Eagle in 1998. He will stay on in his current role until a
successor is named.
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