The chairman of Aer Arann, Padraig O'Ceidigh, has announced the appointment of Paul Schütz as the airline’s chief Executive designate.
Paul will take over as chief executive on January 1st 2009, and on the same day Aer Arann’s current CEO, Garry Cullen, will become a non executive Board Director.
Paul Schütz joined Aer Arann in 2006 as chief financial officer and company secretary. He has more than 18 years experience in the airline industry including senior finance and general management roles. He is a management accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
“These are excellent appointments for Aer Arann because they offer both a smooth transition period and high levels of continuity as we continue with our development plans”, said Padraig O’Ceidigh.
“We have known for some time that Garry was due to retire”, he continued, “and it was important for us to retain his expertise on the Board and to appoint a new CEO with the experience, ability and drive that will allow Aer Arann to build on our success as Europe’s fastest growing regional airline”.