Frontier Airlines Board Appoints Two New Outside Board Members
Frontier Airlines Board of Directors appoints two new board members
DENVER, Colo., March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Frontier
Airlines, a privately held company, today announced the appointment of Robert
J. Genise and Bernard L. Han as new independent board members.
"We are pleased to have two such qualified individuals as our first
independent, outside directors. Each brings extensive aviation, finance and
private equity experience to the Board," said Chairman of the Board, William
Mr. Genise has an extensive and distinguished career in the banking, finance
and commercial aircraft leasing businesses.
After an initial career in asset-based and structured finance at Chemical Bank
(now JP Morgan Chase) in New York, Mr. Genise served in London as Managing
Director of the Special Finance Group, providing finance to the International
Subsequently, he returned to the U.S. where he partnered in the establishment
of Boullioun Aviation Services, which grew into one of the largest commercial
aircraft leasing companies until its sale in 2005.
Mr. Genise was also instrumental in the creation of the aircraft and operating
lease business for Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise and also Dubai
Aerospace, a Government of Dubai-owned company.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of PCA Aerospace and CEO of
Aergen, LLC, a consulting company to BAE Systems. He has a BA in Physics from
New York University, an MBA from University of Connecticut and a JD degree
from Pace University School of Law.
Mr. Han is a versatile executive with proven success in various senior
executive roles in both growth and turn-around environments with both public
and private companies.
Mr. Han currently serves as Chief Operating Officer, Dish Network, a position
he has held since 2009. He joined Dish as Chief Financial Officer in 2006.
Prior to Dish, Mr. Han spent seventeen years in the airline industry, serving
in finance, sales and marketing positions before becoming CFO of both
Northwest Airlines and America West Airlines. He was a key player in achieving
the financial stability of AWA and in restructuring $4 billion of debt at
Northwest in the post-9/11 environment. He has a BS and MS in Engineering, and
MBA from Cornell University.
"We are certain Bernie and Bob will help us lead Frontier Airlines to an
exciting, customer friendly and profitable ultra-low cost airline," said David
Siegel, CEO, Frontier Airlines.
About Frontier Airlines
Currently in its 20th year of operations, Frontier offers ultra-low fares with
customer choices to more than 75 destinations in the United States, Mexico,
Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs more than
3,800 aviation professionals, operating from its primary hub at Denver
International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to
book tickets, visit FlyFrontier.com.
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CONTACT: Frontier Airlines
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