SkyWest, Inc. Appoints New Directors
ST. GEORGE, Utah, Oct. 1, 2013
ST. GEORGE, Utah, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --SkyWest, Inc. ("SkyWest")
(NASDAQ:SKYW) today announced the appointment of Ronald J. Mittelstaedt and
Keith E. Smith to the Board of Directors of SkyWest, Inc. and its
subsidiaries, SkyWest Airlines, Inc. and ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., effective
Oct. 1, 2013.
Mittelstaedt is Chairman and CEO of Waste Connections Inc., a company he
founded in 1997 and took public the following year. Under Mittelstaedt's
leadership, Waste Connections has become the third largest company in the
North American solid waste and recycling industry, employing more than 7,000
nationwide. Mittelstaedt also established the RDM Positive Impact foundation
in 2004 to improve the lives of underprivileged and at-risk children. Prior to
his career in waste management, he spent three years in the air freight
Mittelstaedt holds a bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Finance from
the University of California – Santa Barbara. He currently serves as Chairman
of the Board for Waste Connections Inc. and as board member of Pride
Smith is President, CEO and Director of Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming
Corporation. Boyd Gaming is one of the nation's leading casino entertainment
companies with 22 operations in eight states and more than 25,000 employees.
Smith is an industry veteran with nearly 30 years of gaming experience. He
joined Boyd Gaming Corporation in 1990 and held various executive positions
before being promoted to COO in 2001. In 2005, Smith was named President and
elected to the Company's Board of Directors and in 2008, he assumed the role
of CEO. The Company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Smith holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Arizona State University.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Los Angeles Branch of the Federal
Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He also served as Chairman of the American
Gaming Association, the Nevada Resort Association and Vice Chairman of the Las
Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Jerry C. Atkin, Chairman and CEO of SkyWest, Inc., said, "We are pleased to
add these leaders to the SkyWest, Inc. Board of Directors. We're confident
that each of their strong backgrounds in capital-intensive businesses, as well
as their philosophical alignments with SkyWest's people-first culture, will
provide value to the Board and to all SkyWest, Inc. stakeholders."
SkyWest is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations
and an aircraft leasing company and is headquartered in St. George, Utah.
SkyWest's scheduled passenger airline operations consist of SkyWest Airlines,
Inc. ("SkyWest Airlines") also based in St. George, Utah and ExpressJet
Airlines, Inc. ("ExpressJet Airlines") based in Atlanta, Georgia. SkyWest
Airlines operates as United Express, Delta Connection, American Eagle and US
Airways Express carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines,
Inc. ("United"), Delta Airlines, Inc. ("Delta"), American Airlines, Inc.
("American") and US Airways, Inc. ("US Airways"). SkyWest Airlines also
operates flights for Alaska Airlines under a contractual agreement. ExpressJet
Airlines operates as United Express, Delta Connection, and American Eagle
carriers under contractual agreements with United, Delta and American.
System-wide, SkyWest serves markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico and
the Caribbean with approximately 4,200 daily departures and a fleet of
approximately 760 regional aircraft. This press release and additional
information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at www.skywest.com.
SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.
Contact: Investor Relations, St. George, UT 84790, 435-634-3203, 435-634-3205
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